Measures of income or consumption alone provide an inadequate representation of living standards and economic inequality across households. This column reports evidence on the distribution of productive assets in three MENA countries plus Ethiopia – and the impact of that wealth on households’ present and future earnings.
Shireen Al AzzawiLecturer, Department of Economics at Santa Clara University, CA, USA
Dr. Shireen Al Azzawi is a Lecturer, Department of Economics at Santa Clara University, CA, USA. Her research focuses on international trade, economic development and labor economics, with a special emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa. Shireen received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Davis and has a Masters degree from both Stanford University and the American University in Cairo. Before joining Santa Clara, Shireen was an Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo. She has also taught at San Jose State University and at the University of California, Davis.