In 2008, I earned my PhD in Regional Economics from University of Saskatchewan- Canada. I currently work as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Financial Sciences, Palestine Polytechnic University. I am an active researchers. My research interest and expertise cover regional and development economics, labor economics, and labor market policy evaluation. During the past years, I have published a number of papers at international refereed journals including Journal of Economic Geography, Papers in Regional Science, and Annals of Regional Science. For the past years, I have focused my research work on the Palestinian labor market. A sample of related research include: The service Sector in Palestine: Structure and Economic Impact, Public Sector and private employment: evidence from Palestine, and the economic impact of tourism in Palestine. I also coauthored other papers that link conflict to economic development. In addition, I have gained solid experience in conducting policy analysis and policy evaluations. These include tax evasion and informal economy and impact of market regulations and market surveillance on competitiveness of Palestinian MSEs. This is in addition to evaluating the compliance of minimum wage and impact of severance payments on labor market outcomes.