Qatar University Fellowship

In order to enhance local research productivity and build upon its established collegial ‎relationship with Qatar University, CIRS launched an annual fellowship to be ‎awarded to a member of Qatar University’s faculty. The fellowship supports QU ‎faculty members in pursuing original research projects, with the aim of publishing ‎research outcomes in leading journals or with university presses. Any member of the ‎Qatar University full-time faculty engaged in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, ‎and Islamic Studies is eligible for this fellowship.‎ The selected fellow is appointed for one academic year, and while continuing ‎with his/her commitments to QU, will pursue a research project utilizing the ample ‎resources made available by the CIRS and the Georgetown University School of ‎Foreign Service in Qatar. QU Fellows are asked to give a presentation of their ‎research at a CIRS-sponsored talk, and encouraged to engage with the SFS-Q ‎faculty and students to discuss areas of mutual interest. The QU fellow is an ‎active member of the GU-Q intellectual community, and is provided with office ‎space and access to the GU-Q library. The fellowship entails an honorarium ‎designed to assist the fellow in pursuing his/her research project.‎

CIRS Qatar University Fellow 2018-2019

 alanood 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.