Dr. Osman Suliman


Dr. Osman Suliman

Contact Information


Office: McComsey 378
Phone: 717-871-7186
Fax: 717-871-7934

Office Hours

M: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
W: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Comments: Spring 2024. Office hours by appointment is available. Please contact the professor.

PhD Economics: Indiana University (1984)
MA Economics: Indiana University (1979)
Graduate Diploma Statistics, Cairo University (1977)
BSC University of Khartoum (Sudan, 1976)


Courses Taught
101: Principles of Macroeconomics

102: Principles of Microeconomics

203:  Introduction to World Economy

215: Money, Credit, and Banking 

226:  Area Studies (Political Economy of African Development)

316: Public Finance

319: Intermediate Macroeconomics

325: International Economics

362:  Economic Growth and Development

Fields of Specialization Research Interests

International Finance and Trade

Theory of Financial Markets

Macroeconomics and Economic Fluctuations: Theories and Empirical Evidence

Statistics/Applied Econometrics

Political Economy of Africa and the MENA Region

Sample Publications

"Do Capital Inflows Cause Currency Black Markets in MENA Countries:  Causality Testing in Heterogeneous Panels," Applied Econometrics and International Development, 13, no. 1, 2013.

"Credit Rationing, Interest Rates, and Capital Accumulation," co-authored, Economic Modelling, 28, 2011.

"The Large Country Effect and Contagion in the GCC Countries," Applied Economic Letters, 18, 2011.

"Corporate Operating Characteristics and Capital Structure: Causality Testing in Heterogeneous Panel Data," co-authored, Applied Financial Economics, 20, 2010.

"Institutions, Banking Development, and Economic Growth," The Developing Economies, 47, no. 4, 2009.

University Connections

Community Connections

Economics Major Profile: Gina Grier, Class of 2013


Gina Grier, Class of 2013 (pdf)