Rana Hendy is an Egyptian national with a Ph.D. in Labor and Development Economic from the Paris School of Economics, France. She also took her graduate courses at the Paris School of Economics, where she taught as a Teaching Assistant from 2008 to 2010. Hendy is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Administration and Economic Development at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Before joining the Doha Institute, Hendy was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University for three academic years. Between 2011 and 2015, Hendy worked as an Economist and Research Associate at the Economic Research Forum in Egypt. Her fields of specialization are in the areas of labor economics, gender, marriage, development, international migration, and international trade. Regionally, her main research is on the Middle East and North African Economies. She contributed to three book volumes on the Labor Markets in Egypt and Jordan that appeared in the Oxford University Press. Hendy has published in internationally refereed journals such as Applied Economics, International Trade Journal and International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business among others.