Ph.D., Economics (International Trade), University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
M.A., Economics of Development, Institute of Social Studies
B.S., Economics, Cairo University
Afifi, T. (2010): Economic or Environmental Migration? The Push Factors in Niger, International Migration Journal, International Organization for Migration, Special Issue, ISSN 0020-7985, Blackwell (printing is in progress). Afifi,T. (2010): The environmental root causes triggering economic migration: The case of Egypt. In: Afifi, T.; Jäger, J. (Eds.): Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability, ISBN 978-3-642-12415-0, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 197-209. Afifi, T. (2009): Egyptian Water and Soil: A Cause for Migration and Security Threats? In: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, Springer, Netherlands, pp. 131-143. Afifi, T. (2007): The Applicability of the Egyptian Regional Trade Agreements in the Light of the Complex Rules of Origin. Workshop on ‘The Nexus between African Issues of Concern in EPAs and the WTO Doha Development Debates’, Nordic Africa Institute-Uppsala, Sweden, September 7-8, 2007. Afifi, T. (2007): The Challenge of Implementing the Overlapping Regional Trade Agreements in Egypt. ISBN 978-3-86727-328-2, Cuvillier, Göttingen. Afifi, T. (2005): Egypt in an Arab-African-Sandwich: Are GAFTA and COMESA to be implemented? EcoMod Network, Free University of Brussels, Belgium.
Tamer has worked for five years as a Lecturer of Economics at the Faculty of Commerce, Sohag University, Egypt, before being promoted to Assistant Professor. He has mainly lectured Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Trade and Econometrics.
During his work at Sohag University, he has also supervised undergraduate and graduate students and organized and coordinated international university exchange programmes. Prior to his work at the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Tamer joined the Bonn International Graduate School of the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany, where his main area of research was International Trade.
At UNU-EHS, Tamer mainly works in the area of Environmental Change and Forced Migration. His work focuses inter alia on economic aspects and modeling techniques in association with environmental migration. Regionally, Tamer’s work mainly focuses on North Africa and the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, and he has conducted field research in the three regions. In addition to lecturing in the UNU-EHS Ph.D. Block courses, Tamer participates in developing UNU-EHS research projects and organizing conferences and workshops of the Institute.