Samia al-Botmeh

Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Samia al-Botmeh is an assistant professor in economics and researcher at the Centre for Development Studies at Birzeit University in Palestine. She has completed her PhD at the School of African and Oriental Studies- University of London, in labour economics, the title of her thesis: “Palestinian Women's Labour Supply: Towards an Explanation of Low and Fluctuating Female Labour Force Participation”. Previously, al-Botmeh worked as Senior Researcher and Coordinator of Research at the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS) in Ramallah and has published extensively on contemporary Palestinian economics, labor markets, gender differentials, and political economy of development under colonialism.