Dr Abdel-Latif is a Lecturer in economics at Swansea University, Research Associate at the Economic Research Forum (ERF); a think tank focusing on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and a Fellow at the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). His research interest falls within the purview of applied economics, especially in the areas of macroeconomics, political economy and financial economics and his research articles appear in reputable academic journals and policy-oriented outlets. Dr Abdel-Latif is the founder and director of The Economic Society, an online network that supports teaching and learning economics. He acts as a consultant at several international organisations, including the United Nations (UNDP). He obtained a PhD in economics from Swansea University and MSc in international economics from City, University of London.