List of Publications
2011. The Political Economy of Aid in Palestine: Relief from Conflict or Development Delayed? Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa Series, London: Routledge
2012. Trade Policies, Employment and Poverty in Arab Economies, London: Routledge (with M. ElKhafif and M. Elagraa)
2014. ‘The Economic Strategies of Occupation: Confining Development and Buying-off Peace’, in Turner, M. and O. Shweiki (eds.) Decolonising Palestinian Political Economy: De-development and Beyond, London: Palgrave.
2012. ‘Trade Policy under Occupation: the case of the occupied Palestinian territories’ in ElKhafif, M.,Taghdisi-Rad, S. and Elagraa, M. (eds.) Trade Policies, Employment and Poverty in Arab Economies, London: Routledge (with N. Kanafani)
2015. ‘Political Economy of Aid in Conflict: An Analysis of Pre- and Post-Intifada Donor Behaviour in the Occupied Palestinian Territories’, Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, 4(1): 22, pp. 1-18.
2015. ‘The Libyan Economy: a state of crisis and despair’, The Middle East in London, 11(3), pp. 22-22.
2012. The Palestinian Economy: Macroeconomic and Trade Policymaking under Occupation, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva (with N. Kanafani).
2012. Macroeconomic policies and employment in Jordan: tackling the paradox of jobless growth,Employment Working Paper No. 118, International Labour Organisation, Geneva.
2011. Jordan’s Paradox of Growth without Employment: A Microcosm of the Middle East?, Development Viewpoint No.65, Centre for Development Policy and Research, SOAS.
2009. The Economic Dimensions of Prolonged Occupation: Continuity and Change in Israeli Policy towards the Palestinian Economy, UNCTAD, Geneva (with R. Khalidi).
Articles and Books in Preparation:
‘With Gramsci in Palestine: donors as manufacturers of consent’, to be submitted to the Review of International Political Economy.
‘The Political Economy of Sanction Implementation: a very neoliberal punishment for disobedience’, to be submitted to the Review of International Political Economy.
‘Libya’s Failed Transition: political transition and economic transformation upheld’, to be submitted to the Middle East Policy.
2015. African Economic Outlook on Libya, African Development Bank, Tunis.
2014. African Economic Outlook on Libya, African Development Bank, Tunis.
2013. African Economic Outlook on Libya, African Development Bank, Tunis.
2010. Iran and the Global Financial Crisis: A Delayed, Yet Inevitable Decline, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut.
2008. Youth Exclusion in Saudi Arabia: Social, Economic and Institutional Dimensions, Middle East Youth Initiative, Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings and Dubai School of Government (with H. Hakimian).
2008. Palestinian Territories Country Report, Economist Intelligence Unit, July.
2008. Palestinian Territories Country Report, Economist Intelligence Unit, April.
Selected Conference Papers:
‘Political Economy of Aid in Palestine: from delayed development to faded nationhood’, Presented at the conference ‘Post-war Development in Asia and Africa’, Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1-3 September 2014.
‘Libya: understanding Libya’s post-revolution challenges to political and economic transition’, Presented at the conference ‘Arab Spring and a new political order in North Africa’, Tunis, Tunisia, February 2014.
‘Rethinking Development in North Africa – a post-Arab Spring analysis’, Presented at the conference ‘Development Options after the Arab Uprisings’, American University of Cairo, Egypt, March 2013.
‘Aid at the Time of Conflict: Neoliberalism to the aid of capitalist accumulation’, Presented at the conference ‘Neoliberalism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism’, Toronto, Canada, April 2010.
‘Aid in Conflict: A Critical Analysis of Donors Activities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip’, Presented at the conference ‘Globalization, Aid and Democracy in the Arab World’, Amman, Jordan, February 2008.
‘Donors’ Pre- and Post-Intifada Aid to Palestine: An Evidence of Aid Allocation in a Vacuum’, presented at the conference ‘The Economy and the Economics of Palestine: Past, Present, and Future’, SOAS, London, January 2007.
Sahar Rad is a political economist focusing on the political economy of development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She currently teaches at the School of Finance at SOAS, and has previously taught at King’s College London and the University of Westminster. She is the author of The Political Economy of Aid in Palestine: Relief from Conflict or Development Delayed? (Routledge, 2011) and the co-editor of Trade Policies, Employment and Poverty in Arab Economies (Routledge, 2012). Her areas of research and work include conflict and economic development, the political economy of aid and the global development architecture, labour markets, and international trade and investment. Her work has covered most MENA economies, including the occupied Palestinian territories, Libya, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, among others. She has also worked as a senior economist for United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Labour Organisation, and the African Development Bank.