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Authors of KSP Books 2017-2018

Oded Kafri

Dr. Kafri was a senior scientist and a group leader at the Nuclear Research Center-Negev in Israel. He has published about 150 scientific papers, among them two pioneering papers on “Visual Cryptography” and on “Moire deflectometry” and holds numerous patents. Dr. Kafri has received several international awards, among them the CeBit Highlights award in 1994. Dr. Kafri founded three high tech companies and wrote three books: The Physics of Moiré Metrology, Entropy – God’s Dice Game, and Money: Physics and Distributive Justice” which is a description of the economy as physical phenomenon. Professor Kafri’s Book

Ana Paula Martins

Ana Paula Martins studied Economics in Lisbon at Catholic University of Portugal (BA 1982) and concluded a Ph.D. in New York at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University (1987). She has taught at both schools and at New University of Lisbon graduate and undergraduate courses. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Portugal, where she has been teaching Labor Economics and Econometrics. She has published theoretical and applied research articles in Labor Economics and Quantitative Methods in refereed academic journals, and also been presenter and participant in numerous international scientific Conferences on various fields. She was a member of the Catholic University Library Council representing the Economics field.. Professor Martins’s Book

Dawood Mamoon

Dr. Dawood’s research interests center on issues of national competitiveness. His research, published in the Journal of Peace Research and Economics of Governance, finds that bilateral and multilateral trade mitigates conflict between India and Pakistan, and would like to extend his analysis to look at how spending on education or levels of education behave with respect to conflict. He believes that one reason poverty has not been significantly reduced in some developing countries is due to prevalent conflict. He also is director of the Center for Graduate Research. Among the courses he teaches is Harvard Business School’s microeconomics of competitiveness. He also supervises Ph.D and MS research and manages MS programs in the School of Business and Economics. Dawood holds a Ph.D in Economics of Sustainable Development and an MA in Development Economics, both from Erasmus University, the Netherlands. He also holds an MPhil and an MS in Economics, both from Quaid-e-Azam University in Pakistan. Professor Mamoon’s Book

Bachar Fakhry

Professor Bachar Fakhry was born with a disability effecting his speech and hand movement. Nevertheless, he is currentlyan Assistant Professor of Research at the University of Lahore, School of Accountancy & Finance. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Bedfordshire in 2015.His research is mainly in the areas of financial economics and econometrics with a special focussed on bounded rationality; conversely, he has authored and co-authored several papers on bounded rationality in the financial market. He, also, has two master degrees in Distributed Information Systems (1996) and Financial Management (2005), both from the University of East London. Previously, he has worked for IBM as a software engineer and Goldman Sachs as a junior economist. Professor Fakhry’s Book

Hrabrin Bachev

Ph.D in Economics, Agricultural Academy, Sofia. M.Sc in Agricultural and Industrial Economics, University of Economics, Sofia. Researcher and teaching at University of Missouri, Columbia, USA; University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, National Agriculture Research Center, Tsukuba, Japan; Birkbeck College of London University, London, United Kingdom; Catholic University of Louvain, Leuvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; INRA, Montpellier, France; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. More than 300 academic papers, contributions to books and books in 40 countries of Europe, North America and Asia. Incorporating the new developing interdisciplinary New Institutional and Transaction Cost Economics (combining Economics, Organization, Law, Sociology, Political and Behavioral Sciences) into agrarian and food sector to analyze diverse modes of governance (market, private, public, hybrid, formal, informal, local, regional, transnational), and factors and prospects of institutional and organizational modernization in agri-food sector. Recent research focusing on governance and assessment of agrarian and rural sustainability; analysis of agrarian and rural institutions, organizations and contracts; environmental and risk governance, food security and food chain management; assessment of impacts of EU and national policies and programs; management and agrarian research and innovation, etc. Extensive consultancy and contribution to a great number of policy assistance projects carried out by the Government, UN FAO, EU, OECD, NATO, WB, IIED etc. Co-founder, and the first Executive Secretary and Vice-President of the Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Economists, MC member of COST IS1001 Bio-objects, and a member of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, and International Association of Agricultural Economics. Professor Bachev’s Book

Fusao Ito

Ph.D in Economics, Agricultural Academy,  Association of Agricultural Economists, and International Association of Agricultural Economics. Hokkaido University. Professor Ito’s Book

Sergey Ivanov

Dr. Ivanov is Professor of Management at the School of Business and Public Administration, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA. His professional practice and scholarly interests are in the field of scientific organizational research in government, multinationals, and military organizations. He received Ph.D. from The George Washington University’s School of Business, working under the leadership of Dr. Elliott Jaques on dynamic theories in organizational science. Professor Ivanov has taught management and organizational courses at the University of the District of Columbia, as well as The George Washington University, for over a decade, and provided consultancy services to a wide variety of organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, Fortune 1000 Corporations, and others clients.. Professor Ivanov’s Book

Sitki Sonmezer

Dr. Sonmezer graduated with a B.A. degree in Sociology from Bogazici University; a MBA degree from Istanbul Bilgi University. he obtained his Ph.D. in Accounting and finance from Marmara University. He has worked at local and international companies throughout his career. He was employed in Dogus University from 2008-2010. he works as an assistant professor at Beykent University since 2011. Risk management, Financial Management, Quantitative methods, Managerial Accounting are some of the courses he instructs. He is a member of AIMR and Eurasian Economist Association and he has one daughter and one son. Professor Sonmezer’s Book

Ron W. Nielsen

Ron William Nielsen (aka Jan Nurzynski) was born in Poland. He studied physics and mathematics at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. He is a nuclear scientist. He has carried out his research work in the Department of Nuclear Physics in the Institute of Advanced Studies at theAustralian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia but initially he worked briefly in the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow, Poland. He also carried out his research work as a visiting professor in nuclear research centres in Switzerland and Germany. The objective of his research work was investigation of the mechanism of nuclear reactions, application of nuclear reactions to nuclear spectroscopy and a study of nuclear polarization phenomena. He supported his work by using particle accelerators (cyclotrons and electrostatic accelerators), a wide range of particle detection techniques anda wide range of mainframe computers for the theoretical interpretations of his experimental results. His work in nuclear physics is summarised in Nuclear Reactions: Mechanism and Spectroscopy. After his retirement, he became interested in environmental issues and published a comprehensive Green Handbook, where he discusses all critical events shaping our future. This book was endorsed by academics, including Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. Paul Crutzen from Germany, and by other readers. More recently, he focused his attention on the issues associated with the growth of population and economic growth. The primary aim was to understand the Anthropocene, the recent strong anthropogenic activities and impacts, which have been proposed as a transition to a new geological epoch. In connection with this study, he formulated two simple analytical methods: the general law of growth, which can be used to study mechanism of any type of growth, and the relatedmethod based on the application of simple differential equations in the analysis of data and in predicting growth. Professor Nielsen’s Book

Tai-Yuen Hon

Tai-Yuen Hon was an Academic Assistant/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance (formerly known as the Department of Economics) of Hong Kong Shue Yan University from 1993 to 2016 and is a Research Affiliate at the Business, Economic and Public Policy Research Centre of this University. He obtained his PhD in Business Administration from the Bulacan State University, and Master of Arts in Money, Banking and Finance from the University of Sheffield. He has published papers in Asian Profile, International Journal of Financial Management, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking, International Journal of Banking, Risk and Insurance, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Journal of Economics Bibliography, Journal of Economics Library, Journal of Economics and Political Economy, Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences, Journal of Economic and Social Thought, Turkish Economic Review, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, International Journal of Revenue Management, etc. His current research projects are in Digital Finance and Behavioral Finance. Professor Hon’s Book

Sirma Sonmezer

Dr. Sirma Sonmezer graduated with a B.A. degree in Sociology from Bogazici University; a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Istanbul Technical University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management from Istanbul Bilgi University. She worked at local and international companies throughout her career. She is currently a freelance market researcher and business consultant. She lives in Istanbul and London. She is an animal lover. Professor Sonmezer’s Book

Imtiaz A. Pirzada

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed Pirzada. Professor Pirzada’s Book

Edouard Novatorov

Dr. Novatorov received Master degree in “International leisure studies” from Christelijke Hogeschool Noord-Nederland, World Leisure Center of Excellence Program (1995). In 1999 he graduated with Ph.D. degree in Recreation, parks and tourism studies from Texas A&M University. Trained at Harvard Business School (2007) and the University of California (Berkeley) in 2008. Taught at Graduate school of management Saint-Petersburg state university GSOM, and Saint-Petersburg university of the humanities and social sciences, Russia. Author of 3 monographies and 86 articles on recreation and nonprofit marketing topics. Invited speaker at marketing and management conferences in USA, Canada, The Netherlands, and Poland. Member of editorial board of the journal “Маркетингуслуг” (Services marketing) Russia. Now- professor of marketing with department of management of National Research University “The Higher School of Economics” NRU HSE, Russia. Professor Novatorov’s Book

Hany H. Makhlouf

Hany H. Makhlouf is a Professor Emeritus at the School of Business and Public Administration of the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D. C. He has served as a Professor  of Management and International Business , Department Chair, and Director of the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Public Administration  Programs in the same institution,  published over 60 journal and newspaper articles, and co-authored three books. He has also taught at George Washington University, and served as a Research Associate at the American University in Washington, D. C.  He earned his Master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, and his Ph. D. degree from the American University. Professor Makhlouf’s Book

Falih Alsaaty

Dr. Falih M. Alsaaty is Professor of Management in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Public Administration at the College of Business, Bowie State University. He, in cooperation with other faculty members, played the key role in the creation of the College’s MBA Program. Dr. Alsaaty received his MBA and PhD degrees from the Graduate School of Business Administration (Stern School of Business), New York University, New York. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Alsaaty was Professor of Management and Director of the International Business Center at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC.  He has extensive teaching and research experience in the fields of Management, Business Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. He taught in a number of universities in the United States and abroad, including the American University, Washington, DC; Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq; and Jordan University, Amman, Jordan. He also served in a few other organizations, including the World Bank, Washington, DC. Dr. Alsaaty has numerous publications in professional journals and several books. Professor Alsaaty’s Book