Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

Mohamed Douch

Mohamed Douch | 2016


Associate Professor, Department of Management and Economics
Royal Military College of Canada 

Personal website: www.mdouch.net



Dr. Douch obtained his M.A. (2001) and Ph.D. (2006) degrees from the Université de Québec à Montréal in the fields of Macroeconomics and Financial Economics. Mohamed is a Professor of Economics at the department of Management and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada. Dr. Douch’s current work focuses on military spending, especially the determinants of military expenditures for Middle Power nations and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Dr. Douch has presented numerous papers at international conferences with a recent involvement in the Military Expenditure Expert Workshop at SIPRI in Stockholm, Sweden. He published numerous articles in the fields of Macroeconomics, financial economics and defence economics. Mohamed is also a reviewer for number of international journals including recent contributions to the Defense and Peace Economics journal and the Economics of Peace and Security Journal both as an author and reviewer.

Research Interests:

  • Defence Economics: Economic Effects of Civil Wars, Determinants of Military Spending, Threat to international stability.
  • Macroeconomics: Monetary Policy Analysis, Small Open Economy, DSGE Modeling.
  • Applied Econometrics: Time Series, Panel Data, Financial Econometrics, Stochastic Optimization.
  • Statistics and Quantitative Methods: Descriptive Stats, Inferential Stats, Quant./Statistical Research Methods.
  • Financial Economics: International Trade, Exchange Rate, Risks in the International Markets.

Recent Publications

  • M. Douch and B. Solomon, ‘A Dynamic Panel Analysis Using SIPRI’s Extended Military Expenditure Data: The Case of Middle Power Nations’, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Vol. 11 No 2, (2016).
  • M. Douch and B. Solomon, ‘Middle Powers and the Demand for Military Expenditures’, Defence and Peace Economics, Vol. 24, No 6, (2013), Francis & Taylor.