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Bilal Malaeb


Bilal graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2011 with a BA in Economics having been listed Dean’s Honour Roll several times during his undergraduate study. During his AUB years, Bilal participated in an International Student Exchange program at Boston University for one semester in late 2010, which has added rich knowledge and cultural exposure to his university studies. In September 2011, he joined the MSc Financial Economics program at The University of Manchester attaining a Distinction level in the program. By the end of the MSc program, Bilal obtained a scholarship from the Economics discipline area to pursue his PhD studies within the Development Economics research area group. Bilal’s PhD research focuses on empirical and theoretical approaches to poverty dynamics, food security, microfinance and gender.


  • Dr Katsushi Imai
  • Dr Arun Thankom

Research interests

  • Microfinance and impact evaluation
  • Poverty/Economic Development
  • Food security
  • Microeconometrics

Written work

  • 'Microfinance and Household Food Security: Measuring the Impact and Assessing its Different Channels in Bangladesh', a dissertation submitted to The University of Manchester for the degree of MSc in Financial Economics in the School of Social Sciences, September 2012.

Teaching experience

Bilal has engaged in informal teaching activities during his undergraduate studies as a private tutor (High school mathematics and sophomore Econometrics). At The University of Manchester, Bilal has been teaching tutorials and seminars for:

  • ECON10081: UK Economy Microeconomics;
  • ECON10072: Advanced Statistics
  • ECON30820: Business Economics II

Contact details

School of Social Science
The University of Manchester
3rd Floor, Arthur Lewis Building
Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL, UK