Prof. Abdelhafid Belarbi obtained his Ph.D. in Economic Development and Econometrics from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Prior to joining Al Falah University in Fall Semester AY 2017-2018, Prof. Belarbi has an extensive academic and administrative experience from universities in USA, Algeria, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. His management responsibilities included being Department Chief of Finance and Banking, Department Chief of Tourism and Hospitality, Deputy Dean of Business Faculty, Vice President at multiple university campuses. He also served as consultant for knowledge management.
Prof. Belarbi being active in research has published numerous papers in notable Economics and Business journals. His research interests comprise papers on Higher Education Risk Management, Asymmetric Information in Higher Education, Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Managerial Economics, and Islamic Economics & Finance.
He has also participated in several local, regional and international conferences, invited as guest speaker at numerous National TV productions and at the Ramadan’s Royal Scientific Council in Amman and as Inter-Faith Dialogue Contributor.