Dr. Dina Rabie is a Research Fellow and the Experimental Laboratory Manager at the Nottingham Business School. She designs and administers lab and online experiments to understand the individual design making process.
Dr. Rabie obtained her PhD degree in Economics from the University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany. During her studies at UHH, she built expertise in Experimental Economics. Her dissertation employed several economic experiments run in Egypt among standard and non-standard subject pools to study various questions in decision theory. She won the Heinz Sauermann Award for the Best Experimental Design from the German Society for Experimental Economics Research in 2017.
Dr. Rabie's research focuses on understanding the individual decision-making process, and how differences in cultures and institutions may influence individual behaviour. To address these questions, Dina conducts both fundamental research in economics, and behavioural research at the intersection of economics and psychology, providing new applications to standing economic theories and building on theoretical insights from the psychology literature.
Dr. Rabie has an extensive experience in teaching through her role as a Lecturer at the British University in Egypt. She is experienced in teaching Behavioural Economics, Microeconomics, and Financial Economics modules.
- Behavioural Economics
- Experimental Economics
- Decision Theory
Dr Rabie is the co-founder of the Experimental and Behavioural Economics Laboratory (EBEL) at the British University in Egypt; a unique laboratory in the Arabic speaking Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. EBEL was founded in cooperation with the Research Laboratory of the University of Hamburg and with its know-how. Dina acted as the director of EBEL from 2018-2022. Currently, Dina remains the Scientific Advisor for EBEL and a member of scientific committee for the BUE-EBEL Annual International Conference in Behavioural and Experimental Economics.
Sponsors and collaborators
Dina is a team member in the European Research Council project "The Cultural Logic of Honour and Social Interaction: A Cross-Cultural Comparison (HonourLogic)", PI: Prof. Ayse Uskul, University of Sussex. Dina also contributed to The Arab Databank of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg (UHH), throughout her visiting research positions at the Institute of Law and Economics, UHH, from 2015 to 2022.
1. Kirchner-Hausler, A., Schonbrodt, F. D., Uskul, A. K., Vignoles, V. L., Rodriguez-Bailon, R., Castillo, V. A., Cross, S. E., Gezici-Yalcin, M., Harb, C., Husnu, S., Ishii, K., Karamaouna, P., Kafetsios, K., Kateri, E., Matamoros-Lima, J., Miniesy, R., Na, J., Ozkan, Z., Pagliaro, S., Psaltis, C., Rabie, D., Teresi, M., & Uchida, Y. (2023). "Neither Eastern norWestern: Patterns of Independence and Interdependence in Mediterranean Societies." Forthcoming in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
2. Kirchner-Hausler, A., Schonbrodt, F. D., Uskul, A. K., Vignoles, V. L., Rodriguez-Bailon, R., Castillo, V. A., Cross, S. E., Gezici-Yalcin, M., Harb, C., Husnu, S., Ishii, K., Karamaouna, P., Kafetsios, K., Kateri, E., Matamoros-Lima, J., Miniesy, R., Na, J., Ozkan, Z., Pagliaro, S., Psaltis, C., Rabie, D., Teresi, M., & Uchida, Y. (Dec. 2022). "Proximal and Distal Honor Fit and Subjective Well-Being in the Mediterranean Region." Forthcoming in Journal of Personality.
1. Lange, A., Miniesy, R., Nicklisch A., Rabie, D., Bock, O., & Ross, J., "Sharing Norms and Negotiations Across Cultures: Experimental Interactions within and between Egypt and Germany." Revision requested at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
2. Rabie, D., Rashwan, M., & Miniesy, R., "Fasting and Honesty: An Experimental Evidence from Egypt." Revision requested at Economic Inquiry.
3. Kirchner‐Häusler, A., Schönbrodt, F. D., Uskul, A. K., Vignoles, V. L., Rodriguez‐Bailón, R., Castillo, V. A., Cross, S. E., Gezici-Yalcin, M., Harb, C., Husnu, S., Ishii, K., Karamaouna, P., Kafetsios, K., Kateri, E., Matamoros-Lima, J., Miniesy, R., Na, J., Ozkan, Z., Pagliaro, S., Psaltis, C., Rabie, D., Teresi, M., & Uchida, Y. "Cultural Fit in Emotions and Subjective Well-Being: Replicating Comparative Evidence and Extending it to the Mediterranean and MENA Regions." Under review.
4. Rabie, D., "RoSCAs in Egypt: A Banking Institution or a Commitment Device?", Institute of Law & Economics working paper 2021 no. 52.
5. Rabie, D., Nicklisch, A., & Muehlheusser, G., "Are Higher Order Risk Preferences Correlated with Choice Inconsistency in Time and Risk Games?"
Work in Progress:
1. Elbialy, N. & Rabie, D., "Do Inheritance Rules Shape Social Preferences in Muslim Communities? An Experimental Evidence from Egypt."
2. Rabie, D. & Khattab, F., "Does Feedback Matter? An Experiment."
3. Rizk, S., Rabie, D., & Miniesy, R., "Risk and Time Preferences of the Poor and the Rich."
1. Rabie, D. (2021), "RoSCAs in Africa: The Case of Egypt." Nziku, D.M. and Struthers, J.J. (Ed.) Enterprise and Economic Development in Africa, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 277-291.
2.Fakhr-Eldin, H., & Rabie, D., "Entrepreneurship and SMEs in International Trade and Investment”. Direct Investment Advisory Services (DIAS), Zurich, The Switzerland. pp. 1-44, 121-141.