Sameh Hallaq is an assistant professor in the economics program at Al-Quds Bard College, Al-Quds University. Dr. Hallaq is a Research Associate at Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, New York (USA). He obtained his PhD in economics at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, in 2019. His published research has consistently focused on the theme of "Human Capital," where he explores the determinants of early life intervention: education, health, and well-being, within the Palestinian context:  a highly unstable political and economic environment accompanied by a violent conflict. Also, he investigates how these factors shape later life consequences, such as educational attainment, labor market outcomes, wages, and employment.

Selected Publications
  • Hallaq, Sameh, and Yousef Da’as "The Impact of Climate Change on the Palestinian Sectoral Reallocation of Labor.” International Review of Applied Economics (2024).
  • Hallaq, Sameh. "Class Size Reduction,  Bullying, and Violent Behavior: Evidence from  West Bank Schools”. Bulletin of Economic Research. (2024). 1-51. DOI: 10.1111/boer.12438
  • Hallaq, Sameh, and Ayman Khalifah. "School Performance and Child Paid Work: Evidence from West Bank Schools." Middle East Development Journal (2023). 1-28.
  • Hallaq, Sameh. "Child bodyweight, cognitive abilities, and well-being: evidence from West Bank schools." Education Economics (2023): 1-22.
  • Hallaq, Sameh, Ayman Khalifa. "Child Labor and Their Cognitive and Social Skills: Evidence from West Bank Schools". (in Arabic). International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies (2023). 12 (4), 637-652,
  • Hallaq, Sameh, and Belal Fallah. "Effect of Witnessing House Raids and Arrests on Child Behavior: Evidence from Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Defence and Peace Economics (2022): 1-21.
  • Hallaq, Sameh. "First Palestinian intifada and intergenerational transmission of human capital." Studies in Economics and Econometrics 45, no. 4 (2021): 209-242. 
  • Hallaq, Sameh. "Wage Differential between Palestinian Non-refugees and Palestinian Refugees in the West Bank and Gaza. International Journal of Development and Conflict." (2020) 10 (2), 145–181.
  • Jürges, Hendrik, Luca Stella, Sameh Hallaq, and Alexandra Schwarz. "Cohort at risk: long-term consequences of conflict for child school achievement." Journal of Population Economics 35 (2022): 1-43.


Sameh Hallaq
Sameh Hallaq
Research Associate
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