Samer Atallah is the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and an Associate Professor of economics at the School of Business of the American University in Cairo (AUC). Also, he is the head of research at Alternative Policy Solutions at AUC. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law at Stanford University in 2016 and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago Center in Paris during the winter of 2014.
His research interests are in political economy and development economics. His research includes game theory applications of the political economy of democratization and quantitative analysis of election results. He has several publications in European Journal of Political Economy, International Journal of Economic Theory and International of Development and Economics.
He earned his PhD from McGill University. He also holds a MA in Economics from McGill University, a MSc. in Engineering from University of California at Berkeley and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from American University in Cairo.