Rafat Mahmood

Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics

Rafat Mahmood is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics at New York University, Abu Dhabi. She holds a Masters and M.Phil. in Economics from Quaid-i-University, Islamabad, and a Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia. Rafat Mahmood is primarily interested in topics in political economy and international security. Her Ph.D. dissertation explores various dimensions of terrorism, analyzing the impact of US drone strikes on terrorism in one of her papers. Her current work includes an analysis of the determinants of civil conflict and war and the role of religious seminaries in terrorism, among other projects involving international security. She is also a junior fellow at the AALIMS. Prior to her current appointment, Rafat was a researcher at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.