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Rabeh Morrar

Rutherford Fellow

Department: Social Sciences

Rabeh Morrar was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1981. He received the B.A degree in Mathematical Applied to Economics from Birzeit University, Palestine, in 2003, and the M.A. in Economics from Birzeit University, Palestine, 2006, and Ph.D. degree in Innovation Economy from Lille 1 University for Science and Technology, Lille, France. In 2011, he joined the Department of Economic, An-Najah National University, Palestine, as an assistant professor in Economics, and in 2011 became the head of Economic Department until 2016. In June 2018, he started a one year Postdoctoral Rutherford Fellow at the Centre of International Development in Northumbria University, UK. His current research interests include International Development. Innovation Networks, Knowledge-based Economy, Economic Development in Developing Countries, Labor Economy, and Service Economy. Dr. Rabeh is a Fellow of the Economic Research Forum (ERF), Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), Turkish Economic Research Forum, American Economic Association (AEA), Middle East Economic Association (MEEA), and European Association for Research in Services (RESER). He is a member of the Advisory Committee of Economic statistics, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the Palestinian National Committee of Trade in Services, the National Team for Developing National Export Strategy, Business Innovation and Partnership Centre in Palestine, ESCWA team for ICT and innovation, and National team for Public Procurement Capacity Building Strategy. He was the recipient of the Zamaleh Research Grant, 2014; HERMES research Grant, 2015; Peace I Research Grant, 2016; and Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) Research Grant 2017.  Since 2011, Rabeh has published more than 15 scientific papers, reports and policy papers in different disciplines related to Innovation Economics, Palestinian Economic, Trade and Service Economy.

Campus Address

Lipman 201
City Campus

0191 227 4018


PhD. Innovation Economics, Lille1 University of Science and Technology, France, September  2008-June 2011, “to measure the role of Public-Private Innovation Networks (PPINs) in developing innovation in service sector and enhancing economic performance”. 

MSc. Economic Science, Birzeit University, Palestine, 2004-2006. 

BSc. Mathematics Applied to Economics, Birzeit University, Palestine, 1999-2003.

Key Publications and Outputs

Morrar, R., Arman, H., and Mousa, S., 2017. The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0): A social innovation perspective, Technology Innovation Management Review, Vol. 7, Issue 10.

Morrar, R., Younis, M., AbdelJawad, I., Jabr, S., 2017, Kisa, A., 2019. Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Enhancing Service Sector Productivity in Palestine: An International Perspective "Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM). Forthcoming: Vol. 27, Issue 2.

Morrar, R., and Gallouj, F., 2016. Service sector in Palestine, growth in services but not in productivity, Journal of innovation Economic and Management, Vol. 18 Issue, 1, 179204.

Morrar, R., 2015. Technological Public–Private Innovation Networks: A conceptual framework describing their structure and mechanism of Interaction, Technology Innovation Management Review, Vol. 5, Issue 8, 25-33. 15. Morrar, R., 2015.

Morrar, R., 2014. Innovation in French services compared to manufacturing, Journal of Innovation Economics and management, Vol. 13, issue 1, 175 –203. 17.

Morrar, R. 2014. Innovation in service sector, a survey of literature, Journal of Technology Innovation Management, Vol. 4, Issue 4, 6-14. 18. Morrar, R. 2014.

Morrar, R., F. Gallouj, Hammadou, H. 2012. Public private innovation networks and innovation activities in French services firms, Journal of Innovation Economics and Management, Vol. 10, issue 2, 191 – 217.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My current research interests include International Development, Social Innovation, Knowledge-based Economy, Economic Development in Developing Countries, and Labour Economy.

Sponsors and Collaborators

The Rutherford Fund


Innovation Economic, Technology Management, R&D management, International development, Microeconomics

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