Background

Education

  • Intermediate and secondary school education in Denmark (Fredericia Gymnasium: http://www.fredericia-gym.dk/),

  • Undergraduate degree from Aarhus University, Denmark (https://www.au.dk).

  • Postgraduate studies from the Economics Department of the University of Manchester, UK

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Economics - 2005

    • MSc in Development Economics (with Distinction) - 2007

    • PhD in Economics - 2012 (fully funded, on merit basis, through a PhD Studentship awarded by the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester)

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (with Distinction)

Professional background

I am an economist, academic, consultant and researcher with over 17 years of professional experience.

Prior to my current role, I spent over a decade in academia in the United Kingdom. I worked at Salford Business School, the University of Salford (Manchester) as a Lecturer (Asst Professor) in Economics and Finance and Research Coordinator for Accounting, Finance & Economics Unit. Prior to that I was Asst Professor in Economics at Aberystwyth University, as well as the Director of Postgraduate Studies in Accounting, Finance and Economics. I previously taught at the Universities of Manchester and Northampton. I am an External Research Associate at the Global Development Institute of the University of Manchester and at the China and Emerging Economies Centre, Northampton Business School.

I have in the past worked in the public sector in Denmark. I also worked as a professional economist and analyst and provided consultancy for the UN, World Bank and the Somali government.

I am currently an External Examiner at the Economics Department of Kingston University London and at the Bournemouth University Business School (Bournemouth University). I am also on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Emerging Economies and Policy as well as on the Journal of Sosyoekonomi.

I am a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Profile summary (last 10 years only)

  • Central Bank of Somalia, since July 2020 - Present

  • Salford Business School, Salford University, UK, September 2017 – August 2020

  • Aberystwyth Business School, Aberystwyth University, April 2014 – August 2017

  • Northampton Business School, University of Northampton , June 2013 – March 2014


Contact details:

Email: Abdilahi.ali[at]centralbank.gov.so


Public profiles:

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com › abdi-ali-5b632416a

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abdilahi_Ali

Ideas.repec profile: https://ideas.repec.org/f/pal833.html

Researcher ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5398-0450

Google Scholar:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4uni1_UAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao