Abdullah Al Bahrani is the Director of the Center for Economic Education and an Associate Professor of Economics at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). His Ph.D. is in Economics, specifically in the area of market design and consumer behavior. Abdullah’s research is in financial market, financial education, and the impact of financial behaviors on economic outcomes. As director of the Center for Economic Education he works closely with policymakers to help develop data driven policies. His most recent work is with the Treasurer of the State of Kentucky helping develop policies that will increase financial capabilities and financial understanding. Abdullah is an advocate for developing policies that are in line with the local context and are considerate of individual behavior. Dr. Al Bahrani is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching and Instruction award, Dean’s Citation award, and several other awards that recognize his teaching ability. Abdullah is a proud native of Oman.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 2010. He also holds a Masters of Economic Theory from American University, Washington, D.C and a B.S. in Business Economics from the University of Louisville.

His research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Housing Research, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Economic Education, International Review of Economic Education, and Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research

 Areas of Expertise

Economic Education | Financial Literacy | Financial Markets

Financial Behaviors | Discrimination | Household Finance