Professor Abosedra is an economist whose areas of expertise include macroeconomic policies in developing countries & oil-based economies and energy economics. He was formerly Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance at the Lebanese American University (LAU) and of the Department of Economics at UAE University. He conducted research at the IMF, held a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Qatar and taught at several universities in the Middle East and the United States. He spent two years as a Regional Advisor, Macroeconomics Policies at ESCWA, UN (2009-2011). His articles have appeared in such publications as Energy Economics, Research in Transportation Economics, Empirical Economics, International Journal of Tourism Research, Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Energy and Development, The Middle East Business and Economics Review, Energy Policy and Applied Energy among others. He holds a B.S. (Accounting), from the University of Garyounis, (Libya) and M.A. degrees in both Finance (Univ. of Florida) and Economics (Univ. of Colorado-Boulder), earning a Ph.D. in Economics from the latter University.