Associate Professor
Department of Economics
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Brief Biography

John W. Salevurakis earned his BA and MBA in Economics from Westminster College in 1993 and 1996 respectively.  He then earned a PhD in Economics (2003) from The University of Utah after writing a dissertation on the efficacy of federally funded job training programs in the United States. He has been teaching and researching at AUC since the fall of 2004.

Professor Salevurakis’s research now focuses on the economic and social impact of Egyptian food subsidies.  He recently published an article exploring the theoretical and practical importance of Islamic finance within the confines of a broader capitalist economy.  John Salevurakis is also interested in health economics and the economics of wildlife conservation in Africa.

Professor Salevurakis previously taught undergraduate economics courses at Westminster College, The University of Utah, and Northern Arizona University. Since joining AUC’s faculty, he has primarily taught graduate level courses focused on the economics of international development and proper research methods for development economics. In the past, he has also taught courses in the history of economic thought and in labour economics. 

  • Salevurakis, John William and Tarek Selim. “Cultural Development and Social Resistance to Change", in Development, Vol. 52, No. 4, (2009).

    Salevurakis, John William, Tamer ElGindi, and Mona Said. “Islamic Alternatives to Purely Capitalist Modes of Finance: A Study of Malaysian Banks from 1999 to 2006”, in Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 41, No. 4, (2009). 

    Salevurakis, John William. “Wildlife Conservation: A Case Study of Endangered Species in Egypt”,  in Egypt,  Energy and the Environment: Critical Sustainability Perspectives,  Tarek Selim ed.,  Great Britain : Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd,  pp. 173-186, July 2009

    Salevurakis, John William and Sahar Mohamed Abdel-Haleim. “Bread Subsidies in Egypt: Choosing Social Stability or Fiscal Responsibility”, in Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 40, No. 1, 35-49, (2008).

    Salevurakis, John William.  “The ‘China Syndrome:’ An Apology for Economic Injustice,” Monthly Review, May 13, 2008.

    Salevurakis, John William.  “Aish Baladi vs. Pizza Hut,” Monthly Review, April 6, 2008.

    Salevurakis, John William. Review of John Weiss and Haider A Khan.  “Poverty Strategies in Asia: A Growth Plus Approach,” in The Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 38, No. 4, 648-673, (2008).

    Salevurakis, John William.  Review of Sujian Guo.  “The Political Economy of Asian Transition Economies,” in The Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 38, No. 2, 330-352, (2008).

    Salevurakis, John William. Review of Anna M. Agathangelou’s “The Political Economy of Sex,” in Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 40, No. 3, 408-410, (2008).

    Salevurakis, John William.  “Bush Revives Pan-Arabism…by Accident or Design?”  Monthly Review,  July 23, 2006.

    Salevurakis, John William.  “Darkness on the Edge of Cairo,” Monthly Review,  July 8, 2006.

Research Interest
  • Poverty
  • Islamic Finance
  • Food Subsidies
  • Gender Inequality
  • Development
  • Health Economics