Reyadh Faras

Faculty Profile


•Ph.D., Economics West Virginia University, USA
•M.A., Economics, Florida State University, USA
•M.A., Economics, University of Colorado, USA
•B.S., Economics, Kuwait University, Kuwait


Currently is working as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Kuwait University. Before that worked at different institutions inside and outside of Kuwait. The last position was an Operations Officer at the World Bank. Before that worked as an Advisor to the Executive Director of the Middle East at the IMF, served as the Assistant Secretary for Planning Affairs at the General Secretariat for Planning and Development in Kuwait and before that worked as Assistant Professor of Economics at Kuwait University, with being the Associated Dean for two years.
Holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from West Virginia University, two Mater degrees in Economics from Florida State University and University of Colorado, and a Bachelor degree in Economics from Kuwait University

Expertise and Research Interests

▪ Monetary Theory
▪ Public Finance
▪ International Trade
▪ Economic Growth
▪ Political Economy

  • 2011-2013: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
  • Oct. 2017 – July 2020: Operations Officer, The World Bank, Kuwait Country Office.
  • June 2015 – June 2017: Advisor to Executive Director, The International Monetary Fund, USA.
  • Oct. 2013 – May 2015: Assistant Secretary General for Planning Affairs, The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development.

Board Membership

  • May 2021 – Present: Kuwait International Bank.
  • Nov. 2013 – May 2015: Public Authority for Industry, Kuwait.
  • Nov. 2013 – May 2015: Arab Planning Institute.
  • Dec. 2013 – May 2015: Public Authority for Civil Information, Kuwait.
  • Nov. 2014 – May 2015: Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, Kuwait.
  • Nov. 2008 – October 2013: Member of the Board of Trustees of “Reform Perception Index”, Kuwait Transparency Society.
  • March 2010 – March 2014: Member of the Board of Directors, Kuwait Transparency Society.


  • May 2021 – Present: Chairman of Board Risk Management Committee, Kuwait International Bank.
  • May 2021 – Present: Chairman of Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Kuwait International Bank.
  • Sept. 2003 – Oct 2013: Member of the Executive Committee at the World Trade Organization Unit, Center of Excellence in Management, College of Business Administration, Kuwait University
  • May 2005 – June 2005: Member of the Income Tax Law Reform Committee, Ministry of Finance
  • August 2006 – Feb 2006: Member of the Consulting Committee to Draft the Public- Private Partnership Law, Ministry of Finance.
  • July 2009 – March 2010: Chairman of the committee preparing the book “Writers against Corruption” – Kuwait Transparency Society.

▪ Principles of Economics (for non Business College students)
▪ Microeconomics
▪ Macroeconomics
▪ Money and Banking
▪ Public Finance
▪ International Trade
▪ Seminar in Economics
▪ Economics of Financial Markets (Master Program in Economics)
▪ Special Topics in Economic Policy (Master Program in Economics)
▪ International Trade Theory (Master Program in Economics)
▪ Special Topics in Kuwaiti Economy (Master Program in Economics)
▪ Public Budgeting and Public Financial Management (Public Administration program)