Dr. Ibrahim M.
Dr. Oweiss is a Professor of Economics at Georgetown University School of
Foreign Service in
Qatar. He is an
educator and an international economic advisor. He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics
at Georgetown University in 1967
after having served on the faculty of the
College. In 1997-98, Dr. Oweiss was a
visiting professor of economics at
University. He also taught at
University. While on leave from
University, he was appointed in the
Egyptian Cabinet as First Under-Secretary for Economic Affairs in August 1977
and with rank of Ambassador, he held the position of the Chief of the Egyptian
Economic Mission to the United
States headquartered in
Dr. Oweiss earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from
in economics and political science, while his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in
economics were earned from the
Minnesota in the
USA. Among the
positions he held prior to his departure to the
was the Director of the Department of Industrial Projects in
As an international economic advisor, he worked for several governments
including Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Panama, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan and
multinational corporations in the USA and abroad including Occidental Oil
Company, Mobil Oil Company, United Technologies and Mawarid Holding Company.
In addition, Dr. Oweiss is the Honorary Chairman of the Council on
Egyptian-American Relations which he founded in 1999. He held several
volunteering positions among which the Chairman of the Board of Faith & Hope
USA (1975-77) as well as that of the Foundation of the Jones Institute at
Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk (1983-90) after which he was voted as
an Honorary Chairman for life. He was elected for two terms as the President of
the Association of Egyptian-American Scholars (1984-88). Dr. Oweiss was one of
the founding members of Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab
Studies as well as the College of Commerce and Economics at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. For a brief time, Dr. Oweiss was
an advisor to former President Jimmy Carter after having left office in 1983 and
was one of the Professors of President Bill Clinton.
Dr. Oweiss authored over fifty scholarly publications among which were: Petrodollar
Surpluses, Arab Civilization, The Political Economy of Contemporary
and in a pioneering work on oil revenues, he coined the terms "Petrodollars"
Capital". The "Oweiss Demand Curve"
was first presented at Oxford
In addition to other national and international honors, President Sadat
awarded Dr. Oweiss with Egypt's Order of Merit, First Class. Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth sanctioned his admission to the order of St. John. In addition, he
holds the Grand Cordon of the Order of Mohammed Ali Pasha and the Knight of the
Order of the Queen of Sheba.
Dr. Oweiss is married to the former Miss CÚline Lesuisse. They have one daughter Yasmeen and one son Kareem.
PUBLICATIONS ON THE WEB:
- "Ibn Khaldun, Father of
Economics," from Arab Civilization, (joint editorship with George
N. Atiyeh), State University of New York Press,
1988. Pp. xii, 365.
- "Egypt's Economy: The
Pressing Issues," from The Political
Economy of Contemporary
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown
University, Washington, D.C.
1990. Pp. xiii, 334.
- "Economics of
Petrodollars" from The Economic Dimensions of Middle Eastern
History, The Darwin Press, Inc., Princeton, NJ, 1990, pp. 179-99.
- "Recent Developments in
Crude Oil Prices," from Arab Bankers Association of
North America, 1996, Vol. XIII, No. 3.
- Message to my
Demand Curve Revisited
to Development In Selected Countries of the Muslim World
Hand of Oil
Dependency on Middle East Oil
- US Failure in Its War on Iraq
- Message to ME Economic Conference