CV

 

Present affiliations

  • March 2019 -   : Faculty Member, Department of Economics, King Saud University
  • April 2019 -   : Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Reading

Education

  • 2014-2018: PhD in Economics, University of Reading, UK (Viva date: 18/01/2019)

Courses included: Macroeconomic Policy; Economics of Climate Change; Econometrics; Regulations

  • 2011-2012: MSc in Economics, University of York, UK

Courses included: Advanced Macroeconomics; Advanced Microeconomics; Applied Microeconometrics; Econometrics; Emerging Market Macroeconomics; International Macroeconomics; Public Sector Economics: Microeconomic Applications

  • 2006-2010: BA in Economics, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia  

 
Employment

  • March 2019: Faculty member, Department of Economics, King Saud University
  • Autumn 2018: Sessional tutor, Department of Economics, University of Reading
  • 2017-2018: ASK advisor, Department of Economics, University of Reading
  • Spring 2017: Sessional tutor, Department of Economics, University of Reading
  • November 2012-July 2014: faculty member, Department of Economics, King Saud University
  • September 2010-July 2011: Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, King Saud University
  • August 2010-September 2010: Assistant Financial Analyst, Asset Management Department, Riyad Capital

Research interests
Interaction of alternative and conventional energy markets; fiscal policy behaviour and institutions; redistribution and inequality.

Papers

  • Najm, S. (2019), The Green Paradox and Budgetary Institutions, Energy Policy, 133, 110846.
  • Work in-progress: "LNG Trade Incentives"  (with Ken'ichi Matsumoto)
  • Work in-progress: "Behavioral aspects of inequality"  (with Marina Della Giusta)

Research Activities and affiliations

  • March 2018: Member of Scientific Committee, Royal Economic Society Symposium of Young Researchers, University of Sussex
  • 2017-2018: PGR Representative, Department of Economics, University of Reading
  • 2016-2017: PhD seminar series organizer, Department of Economics, University of Reading
  • 2015-2018: member of British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE)
  • 2015-2018: member of Royal Economic Society (RES)
  • 2010-2014: member of Saudi Economic Association

 
 Conference presentations
External Presentations:
- ISEFI 2018: 6th International Symposium on Energy and Finance Issues IPAG Business
School, Paris, France
- IRMBAM-2017: sub-conference in Environmental Economics, 8th International Research
Meeting in Business and Management, IPAG Business School, Nice, France
- 2nd HAEE Energy Conference (2017), The landscape in the new era of energy transition:
Challenges, investment opportunities and technological innovations, Athens, Greece
- IMAEF 2016: International Ioannina Meeting on Applied Economics and Finance, Corfu,
Greece
- ISEFI 2016: 4th International Symposium on Energy and Finance Issues IPAG Business
School, Paris, France
- IRNEP 2015: 1st Interdisciplinary Economics and Philosophy PhD Conference between the
University of York and the University of Reading, University of Reading, UK
Internal Presentations: Department of Economics, University of Reading:
- Internal Seminar Series, March 2018
- PhD Seminar series: March 2015, January 2016, November 2017
- PhD Workshop: May 2015, May 2016, June 2017
 
Selected research projects
PhD thesis: Macroeconomic Perspectives on the Green Paradox
Econometrics (Ph.D) module Project:
- Age and Life Satisfaction in the UK: A Microeconometric Approach
MSc Dissertation: The Short-run and Long-run Equilibrium between Disaggregated Energy
Consumption and Industrial Production
Project (MSc module): Identifying Aggregate Supply and Demand Shocks using a Vector Autoregressive
BA Dissertation: The Effect of World Oil Demand on World Oil Prices

Teaching

  • Introductory Microeconomics (co-lecturing/convening large group module) – University of Reading
  • Empirical Methods for Economics and Social Sciences (tutorials) – University of Reading
  • Economics for Construction and Engineering  (tutorials) – University of Reading
  • Macroeconomic analysis – King Saud University
  • Principles of Macroeconomics – King Saud University

 
Languages
Arabic: native
English: fluent (written/spoken)
French: basic
 
Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • E-views
  • Microfit
  • Stata
     

Volunteer Work (part time)
November 2018- January 2019: Reading Refugee Support Group, Reading, United Kingdom
 
Hobbies
- Swimming
- Scuba diving