By Teresa Crompton
George Naufal of the Department of Economics, SBM, has a PhD in Economics from Texas A&M University, US. His main research interests are migration and the impact of remittances in Middle Eastern and North African countries, with an emphasis on the Gulf countries. His work has attracted considerable attention this year, with articles appearing in the international and regional press. He has been cited, for example, in the New York Times, The National, and Gulf News. He is also the co-author, with Ismail Genc, of Expats and the Labor Force: The Story of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).