Dr. Alanoud Al-Maadeed is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Qatar University. She received a PhD in Economics and Finance from Brunel University London in 2016 with a thesis entitled “Effects of Oil Prices, Food Prices and Macroeconomic News on GCC Stock Markets.” She was selected to join the Rising Leaders program at Qatar Leadership Center, and completed it in 2018. Dr. Al-Maadeed is a recognized researcher in the fields of economies of time series, the GCC stock market, and behavioral finance, and has taught courses such as Principles of Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy. She participated in several conferences and seminars nationally and internationally, including some led by Noble Laureates, and is involved in many research projects, including “Qatar stock market through a behavioral lens.” Dr. Al-Maadeed earned the Emir of Qatar Award in Qatar Educational Excellence Day Event (PhD Category) in 2017, and was awarded the Excellence in Services Award from Qatar University, College of Business and Economics in 2018. She also achieved the Prize of Impact and Innovation in Doctoral Research in Economics from Brunel University 2016.
During her fellowship at CIRS, Al-Maadeed investigates the effects of newspaper coverage of macro news on financial markets in several GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait) using daily data for the period 1997–2017. The econometric analysis is based on the estimation of two alternative non-linear models, and a Markov switching model.