|Dr. Naufal is an Associate Research Scientist at The Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI), a research fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, and Economic Research Forum (ERF). George is also a visiting scientist at the Center for Outcomes Research at Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI). Previously he was the technical director at Timberlake Consultants. He was also an Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics at The American University of Sharjah (2007 to 2014) in the United Arab Emirates.
He is the co-author of “Expats and the Labor Force: The Story of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). He also has published several journal articles and book chapters. His work has been cited by regional and international media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and NPR. Dr. Naufal has served as a consultant for a number of organizations and corporations on issues related to the Middle East region.
His current research includes work with large and complex data sets using the latest econometrics techniques with applications in criminal justice, health policy, and migration.