Ph.D. in Economics, George Mason University, US
M.A. in Monetary Economics and International Trade, George Mason University, US
M.A. in Micro and Macroeconomics, Catholic University of America, US
M.A. in Finance, Catholic University of America, US
B.S. in Business Administration La Roche College, US
Professor Abu Ali joined AUD in 2006. He served as Chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance for three years. He was appointed Dean of the School of Business Administration in 2012.
In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Abu Ali has vast work experience as a professional economist. As a financial advisor, in 2000, he was a recipient of the Morgan Stanley Outstanding Performance Award. He was in charge of the Business Environment, in the corporate planning division of Qatar Petroleum. He has conducted econometric forecast of oil pricing, and has served as a delegate to the WTO, OPEC and UNCTAD. He also served as a focal coordinator for OPEC research in GCC.
Professor Abu Ali's research includes, but is not limited to: investigating the structure of industrial finance, estimating financial performance, conducting stock market risk analysis, and analyzing those factors which affect foreign direct investment in merging market economies. Professor Abu Ali interests also include GCC real estate investment analysis, GCC financial markets and Islamic Finance.
Professor Abu Ali has published and authored several academic and policy papers, and has served as a consultant for several international organizations, to include the World Bank. He is also serving as consultant to several regional research funds and to Dubai Real Estate Institute.