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Mission and Goals


Our mission is to provide Egypt and the rest of the Arab world with gifted economists, who can actively participate in the development of different sectors of the economy. We also aspire to make use of the abilities of our faculty staff and students to create a think tank that could contribute to solving current and future economic dilemmas.


  • Analytical Competence: mastery of analytical methods of various models and dominant paradigms through comparative analysis; the application of statistical techniques; the comparative static analysis and dynamic methods, models, and theories
  • Critical Thinking: intellectual maturity as exhibited through a variety of written and oral presentations, including logical argumentation; critical thinking through analytical testing of core received ideas and “conventional wisdoms” as advanced in the present historical moment and over the past two hundred and fifty years; breadth through a variety of course electives, or at the introductory level, through the presentation of conflicting and clashing views in the context of economic policy issues.
  • Communication Skills: familiarity with and proficiency in communicating economic analysis in group and large audience settings; an ability to explain economic ideas and concepts to both trained and general listeners; excellent general writing skills in the context of short reports, essays, research papers, reviews, and summaries; an ability to communicate with the aid of graphs, tables, formulas, models and other quantitative measures, or formal mathematical concepts.
  • Application of Economics: applications of knowledge, including core theoretical concepts, to a broad range of social issues; Application of economic analysis, or simulations of actual applications, through exam and assignment format, possibly including surveys and sampling or “situational” type questions and problems, which simulate employment applications.
  • Social Awareness and Responsibility: to acquire a comprehensive analysis and understanding of social stratification; the determination of policy decisions and processes; and the understanding of dynamic and institutional properties of economies other than the economy of the U.S. through courses emphasizing international content, and context.
  • Community economic education: to diffuse economic knowledge through public presentations, applied research, grant-supported activities, publications, and through print, and electronic media.