Dr. Amani Omer is an agri-environmental economist specializing in the economics of agriculture and biodiversity. She is specifically interested in finding sustainable solutions to social, economic and environmental issues that are facing modern societies such as meeting the food security challenge. To this end, her research work in the area of sustainable intensification has contributed to the debate in agri-environmental policy reforms and has been featured in news stories and discussed by the UK Parliament.
Dr. Omer has taught in various areas of economics using innovative teaching and learning approaches to enhance students’ learning. In recognition of her work on Flipped Economics and Online Homework, she was awarded the PI College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Innovations Award in 2017.
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Teaching Innovation Experience
Currently working to integrate the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, the MOE - ADNOC Bloomberg education initiative recently awarded to H&SS of Khalifa University, into the teaching of economics courses."
My research interests lie in modelling and policy analysis of the economic and the ecological processes underpinning the sustainable management of agro-ecosystems. My research focusses on the economics of the interactions between sustainable intensification, and biodiversity conservation. My work investigates both the theory and the empirics of sustainable intensification and its role in biodiversity conservation, for climate enhancement, and for global food security. I have recently developed this line of research further to propose a new model of a farming approach to simultaneously meet several SDGs that are related to agriculture. Other research interests include the economics of alternative energy sources, demand management approaches for water conservation, and national strategies for a sustainable rebuilding of national economies, following mass mismanagement of resources.