Hamid Ali
Associate Professor, Dean of the School of Public Administration and Development Economics

He is an Associate Professor and Dean of the School of Public Administration and Development Economics (SPADE) at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI). Also, He was Acting Dean of (SPADE)  and Director of Public Policy 2016 to 2017. 

He was Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration (PPAD) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) from 2013 to 2016. He is one of the founders of its public policy program and former Director of AUC’s Masters in Global Affairs. Director for Master of Public Policy in 2013 and 2017. Before joining AUC, he taught at the Southern Methodist University and Texas State University. In 2008, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at AUC’s Department of Public Policy and Administration. In 2013, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at AUC.

Dr Ali led the process of obtaining NASPAA accreditation at PPAD in 2015, and this was the first postgraduate program in Egypt and the Middle East, and only the third outside the US to obtain this accreditation. Led the efforts to redesign the curriculum and mission statement for SPADE programs. 

He has practical experience on how the government’s agencies operate; he was a researcher at US Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he was a major contributor on various reports to US congressional committees on issues related to US army’s chemical and biological units readiness, farm subsidy programs and FCC regulation of the digital spectrums. Ali worked at Texas Workforce Commission and the Center for Transportation Research in Texas


PhD in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Texas-Austin in 2004.


Arabic & English.

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Conflict ,Economic Inequality, Peace economics and Economic Development

​Coming soon. 

Ali, Hamid and Cederman, L. 2019 "Ethnic Conflict and Natural Resources" forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan

Ali, Hamid E., Solarin, Sakiru. (2019). "Military Spending, Corruption and the Welfare Consequence," forthcoming, Defence and Peace Economics, https://doi.org/10.1080/10242694.2019.1567181

Christos Kollias, ,Ali, H.E., (2017). "Defense Spending, Natural Resources, and Conflict". Routledge.

Ali, H.E., Routledge (2015). "Darfur Political Economy: A Quest for Development" Routledge

Ali, H.E. and Abdellatif, O. A. (2016). "Military Spending and Natural Resource: Evidence from Rentier States in Middle East and North Africa" Defence and Peace Economics, 26(1), 5-13. Impact Factor 1.38

Ali, H. E, and  Lin, E. S, (2010): "Wars, Foodcost and Countervailing Policies: A Panel Data Approach,'' Food Policy, 35(5), 378-390. Impact factor 3.086

Ali, H. E, and Lin, E. S (2009): "Military Spending and Inequality: Panel Granger Causality Test,'' Journal of Peace Research, 46(5), 671-685. Impact Factor 2.284

Gamkhar, S. and Ali, E. (2008): "Political Economy of Grant Allocation: Case of Federal Aid for Highways,'' Publius:  The Journal of Federalism 38(1) ,1-25. Impact Factor 1.518

Email: hamid.ali@dohainstitute.edu.qa

Tel: +974 40359722

Mail Address

Hamid Ali

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies


PO Box 200592

Doha, Qatar