Dr. Sherif Khalifa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University (2006), where he also earned his M.S. in Economics. Sherif also earned an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Warwick and his B.A. in Economics from the American University in Cairo. His areas of research include development economics, macroeconomics and labor economics. He has six working papers, including both “Heterogeneous Workers and Occupations: Inequality, Unemployment and Crowding Out,” and “Conditionality Covenants: Commitment versus Discretion in Sovereign Credit Contracts.” He teaches two sections of Economic Development.