Dr Mary Dawood

Dr Mary Dawood

The Department of Economics
Lecturer in Economics (Teaching Focused)

Contact details

Department of Economics
136, JG Smith Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Mary Dawood joined the University of Birmingham as a teaching-focused lecturer in economics in 2018. Though based in Birmingham, most of her teaching is delivered at the new Dubai campus. Her research and teaching interests are principally concerned with macroeconomics, financial economics, and applied economics.


  • PhD in Economics, University of Birmingham, 2016
  • MSc in Economics, Alexandria University, 2009
  • Diploma in Software Development, Information Technology Institute, 2005
  • BSc in Economics, Alexandria University, 2004


Dr Mary Dawood obtained her BSc (Hons) in Economics from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 2004. Being interested in developing her IT skills, she studied an intensive 9-months course, and obtained a Diploma in Software Development from the Information Technology Institute, where she mastered several programming languages, database platforms, and operating systems. As a graduation project, she developed a web-based exam-setting and grading app.

In 2009, she completed her MSc degree in Economics at Alexandria University, and was appointed Assistant Lecturer in Economics there, teaching Principles of Economics, Intermediate Macro, Intro to Econometrics, and Economics of Money and Banking. Furthermore, she worked as the representative and coordinator of the department of economics in the university’s quality assurance and accreditation unit, and in the research project management unit. In addition, over the course of 6 months, she worked as a data collector in the World Bank IFC “Ease of Doing Business” Project.

She studied for the PhD in Economics at the University of Birmingham, UK, and obtained her degree in July 2016. During her studies, she assisted in teaching the modules of Intro to Econometrics, Corporate Finance, Financial Modelling and Forecasting Techniques, and Theory of Finance. In addition, she delivered two workshops in STATA and EViews to MSc students during the Dissertation Week.

Upon completing her PhD, she was appointed Lecturer in Economics at Alexandria University in June 2016, teaching Economics of Banking and Financial Markets, Macroeconomic Theories and Policies, Monetary and Banking Policies, Digital Economics, International Economics, and Intro to Statistical Software.

Dr Mary Dawood joined the University of Birmingham in July 2018 as a teaching-focused lecturer in economics. She is based in Birmingham (Edgbaston campus), but delivers most of her teaching at the new UoB Dubai campus.


  • Applied Economics and Statistics
  • Introduction to Statistical Software
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • European Economic Issues


Research interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Economics
  • Applied Economics

Current Projects

Developing and testing an early warning system for banking crises in developed and developing countries.


M. Dawood, N. Horsewood and F. Strobel, (2017) "Predicting Sovereign Debt Crises: An Early Warning System Approach", Journal of Financial Stability, Vol. 28, pp. 16–28

M. Dawood, E. Moustafa and M. El-Hennawi, (2011) "The Determinants of Capital Structure in Listed Egyptian Corporations", Middle Eastern Finance and Economics, Vol. 9, pp. 83-99

M. El-Hennawi and M. Dawood, (2010) "Egypt and the Global Financial Crisis", 37th Annual International Conference of the Association of Egyptian American Scholars (AEAS), Cairo: Egypt

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