Mohammed Samhouri is a Palestinian economist and academic, and a former senior economic advisor in the Palestinian Authority (1995-2005). During that time, he was heavily involved in the design and implementation of all national development plans and represented Palestine in many international and regional meetings. He is also a former senior fellow and lecturer at Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University (2006-2008), where he conducted research on the Palestinian economy, and founded and taught a new course on the “Economics of the Middle East.” He has published widely on the Palestinian economic issues and contributed to Op-Ed pages of local, regional, and international media outlets. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Kansas State University, M.A. in Economics from Canada, and B.Sc. in Economics from Cairo University.