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Amira Elasra

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Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 74354

Email: A dot Elasra at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S2.108

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Director of Pastoral Support (Senior Tutor - UG)

I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics department. I started my academic journey at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow and later became a part of the Warwick Economics Department in 2016.

I am co-leading a collaborative research project, working alongside colleagues to explore the impact of students' well-being on their academic performance and expectations. This research involves conducting surveys, primarily targeting Economics students. Additionally, I am engaged in a project focused on enhancing students' employability skills in collaboration with the Business School at Beijing Jiaotong University.

My dedication and contributions to the department have been recognized with the Warwick Excellence Award for personal tutoring in 2021 for my efforts in improving the personal tutoring system.

My research trajectory, spanning the past 18 years, has primarily revolved around national and international policy considerations. Consequently, my research findings have often been disseminated through policy research papers and in various national and international reports. Prior to my academic career, I held positions within diverse organizations in Egypt, including the Information and Decision Support Centre, where I served prominent figures such as the prime minister, the minister of planning, and the budget committee in the parliament. I have also collaborated with international entities such as UNDP in Egypt and Indonesia, the Egyptian National Competitiveness Council, WHO, and USAID.

Teaching Records

Research Interests

  • Education Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics

Research Records

Is a "number of correct answers" identifier in online MCQ tests a good thing?. 2023. Economics Network. Ideas Bank.

“Multiple Imputation of Missing Data in Educational Production Functions”. 2022. Computation, 10 (4), 49. Refereed journal. Number of pages (13).

The Longitudinal Study of Young People in England Multiple Imputed datasets. 2022. The University of Warwick’s institutional repository, WRAP (, reference number 161945 at

Can Becker’s model explain the effect of religion and religiosity on the educational outcomes of English adolescents? conference paper 2021, XXIX Meeting of the Economics of Education Association.

Using online quiz assessments. 2021. Economics Network, Ideas Bank.

Does School Organizational Process Matter for Educational Outcomes in England?, 2020, International Journal of Organizational Leadership, Vol 9, Issue 4, p.243-255.

The effect of EWARS system implementation on mortality rates. Working paper. World Health Organization.

Internationalisation Monitor 2018, fourth quarter, CBS, Report. []

Family Structure and Educational Outcomes: The English Case Yielding Starkly Different Results, conference paper 2017, XXVI Jornadas De La Asociación De Economía De La Educación.

“Essays on Educational Production Function in England”. PhD dissertation 2016. University of Glasgow, UK.

“What Matters for Education Expansion in Indonesia: Regional Assessment”. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) working paper. 2014.

“Public Private Partnership in Financing Pre-University Education: Case of Egypt”. 2011. MSc. Thesis. Faculty of Economics & Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt

“Investing in People” in the Egyptian Competitiveness Strategy. Egyptian National Competitiveness Council. Egypt. 2010

“Monitoring the Progress for Implementing the Egyptian Social Contract.” 2010. Information Decision and Support Center. The Cabinet. Egypt. Working paper.

“Arab Women and Sustainable Development’’. 2010. Egyptian National Competitiveness Council. Working paper.

“Determinants of the Demand on Education.” 2010. Partners in Development. Working paper.

“Financing Pre-university Education in Korea: Quality Implications.” 2010. M.A. Thesis. Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Kyung Hee University. Korea

“Financing Higher Education in Egypt: Evaluation, Possible Options, and New Financing Options.” 2009. Information Decision and Support Center. The Cabinet. Egypt. Policy paper.

“The Status of Human Development and the MDGs.” In Egypt Human Development Report 2008.

“Develop a Global Partnership for Development.” In Egypt Millennium Development Report 2008.

“Living Standard: Concept, Indicators, Information, and Analysis.” 2008. Institute of National Planning. Egypt. Project report.

Government Plan Monitoring Reports. 2006-2008. Ministry of State for Economic Development. Egypt.

Presidential Election Program Monitoring Reports. 2008. Information Decision and Support Center. The Cabinet. Egypt.

Other research has been conducted in several research fields, such as, SMEs, Inflation targeting, Poverty reduction, Public-private partnerships, and Education planning.

Other Departmental/University Responsibilities:
  • Senior Tutor - UG Studies Economics
  • Member of the UG Management Committee
  • Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Member of the Student-Staff Liaison Committee
  • Member of the Institutional Board of Examiners
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of Warwick International Higher Education Academy