bilal Job Title: Research Officer
Contact Details: Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB.
Tel: 01865 271915


Bilal Malaeb is a research officer at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). He holds a bachelor in Economics from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and MSc. and PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester, UK. Prior to joining OPHI in June 2016, Bilal worked at the University of Manchester as a lecturer in Econometrics and research methods for post-graduate students at the Global Development Institute, and graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate modules in the Economics department. He also worked as an external consultant with the International Labour Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. At OPHI, Bilal’s role entails supporting governments in building their national MPIs and carrying out micro-econometric research on the determinants of multidimensional poverty.


Imai, K., and B. Malaeb (2015) “Buffer Stock Savings by Portfolio Adjustments: Evidence from Rural India” Agricultural Economics 46(S1)

Curriculum Vitae

Bilal Malaeb CV (pdf)