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Zaki Wahhaj is a Professor of Economics. He obtained his BSc in Economics with Mathematics from Yale University, and a PhD in Economics from MIT. Following his PhD, he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research in Economic Development (CRED) at the University of Namur, Belgium, and three years as lecturer in development economics at the Department of International Development (ODID), University of Oxford. He joined the University of Kent in 2012 and became a Professor of Economics in 2022. He is Co-Director of the Development Economics Research Centre at Kent (DeReCK) and Associate Editor of the academic journal 'Economica'.
Zaki's main fields of research are in economic development and applied theory. His current research deals, broadly, with the themes of social norms and household decision-making in developing countries, including work on:
Zaki is Co-Director of the Development Economics Research Group at Kent (DeReCK).
His RePEc page is http://econpapers.repec.org/RAS/pwa344.htm
Zaki is presently looking to supervise PhD students in the following research areas: