Dr. Metri Mdanat
Associate Professor
PHONE: +962 6 4294444 Ext. 4650

Dr. Mdanat joined the German Jordanian University as professor of economics in September 2014. Prior to that he had over 15 years’ experience in government fiscal reform projects in Jordan, including seven years as an Economic Policy Advisor with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) at Ministry of Finance. Dr. Mdanat was a member of the Board of Directors, Jordan Development Zones Company (JDZ), member of Subsidy Advisory Committee at Ministry of Finance and Member of the Technical Committee for National Railway, with Ministry of Transport. From 2011-2013 he was Acting director of study and economic policy directorate at Ministry of Finance. From 2008 -2011, Dr. Mdanat was responsible for establishing and managing the Macro Fiscal Unit at the Ministry of Finance, his main duties were strategic planning, fiscal decentralization, financial forecasting and modeling techniques. From 2000 – 2007 he work as an economist in Ministry of Finance. 

Educational Background

Economics, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Economics, University of Jordan, Jordan
Economics, University of Mu'tah, Jordan
Research Interests

Economic Policy, Economic Development, Fiscal Policy, Taxation, Investment and Trade, Productivity. 


Teaching Interest: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematics, Business Statistics, Research Methods, and Quantitative Analysis. 

Selected Publications

2018 Ghazi Samawi, Fathi A. Yosef, Bandar A. Abu-Tayeh, Metri Mdanat, Manar I. Al-Qatawneh,"Relation between Total Quality Management Practices and Business Excellence: Evidence from Private Service Firms in Jordan",International Review of Management and Marketing,2018 [View]
2018 Metri Mdanat, Taleb A. Warrad, Loay M. Salhieh, Talah S. Arabiyat,"A Gravity Approach to Determinants of Export in a Small Open Economy: Evidence from Jordan",International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues,2018, 8(2), 40-46,2018 [View]
2018 Metri Fayez Mdanat, Manhal Shotar, Ghazi Samawi, Jean Mulot, Talah S. Arabiyat,, Mohammed A. Alzyadat,"Tax structure and economic growth in Jordan, 1980-2015",EuroMed Journal of Business,Vol. 13 No. 1, 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited,2018 [View]
2018 Hamad A. Kasasbeh, Metri Mdanat, Raed Alkhasawneh,"Corruption and FDI Inflows: Evidence from a Small Developing Economy",Asian Economic and Social Society,Asian Economic and Financial Review, Vol. 8, No. 8, pp. 1075-1085,2018 [View]
2018 Salhieh, L., Abushaikha, I., Atmeh, M., Mdanat, M.,"Transportation extended wastes and road haulage efficiency",International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management. Vol. 35, Issue 9.,Published by Emerald Publishing Limited,2018 [View]
2017 Metri Mdanat, Mohammed Al Shboul, Ghazi Samawi,"Transportation Landed Cost as a Barrier to Intra-regional Trade", Journal of Borderlands Studies,2017 [View]
2017 ,"The Role of Energy Supply in Economic Growth: Evidence from the Oil Importing Countries",International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy,Vol. 7, No. 6,2017 [View]
2016 M. Mdanat, G. Samawi, M. shotar, J. Mulot,"Tax Structure and Economic Growth in Jordan, 1980–2015",sent to publication Nov. 2016,2016
2016 Ghazi A. Samawi, Metri F. Mdanat, Fathi A. Yosef, Bandar K. Abutayeh,"Formal versus Informal Financing of SMEs in the Libyan Context: The Case of Gharian City",Journal of Business and Economics,Vol.7, Issue.7,2016
2009 M. Shotar, M. Mdanat,"Budget Deficit and Jordan’s Current Account Deficit: An Empirical Study 1977-2008",Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences,Vol. 25, No. 2,2009