Professor Saleh is an Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also a Research Affiliate in Economic History at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Prior to joining the LSE in September 2022, Professor Saleh was at the Toulouse School of Economics and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, University of Toulouse Capitole, France, first as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Economics from September 2012 to December 2018, and then as a Professor of Economics from January 2019 to August 2022 (currently on leave). Professor Saleh obtained his PhD in Economics in May 2012, and MA in Economics in 2006, both from the University of Southern California (USC). He obtained my BSc in Economics from Cairo University, Egypt, in June 2003. Professor Saleh's primary fields of interest lie at the intersection of Economic History, Political Economy, and Development Economics. His research is focused on the Economic History of the Middle East and North Africa, where he employs modern microeconometric methods, historical evidence, and novel primary (archival) and secondary (published) microdata sources to address long-standing questions in the field. He has been interested in two main themes of research. The first theme is the Economic History of Religion, and in particular how fiscal policy impacted the formation of religious groups, their socioeconomic outcomes, and their narratives in the Middle East and North Africa, via tax-induced conversions. The second theme is the Historical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa, and in particular, the coercion of labor, land inequality, and the historical roots of political authoritarianism in the region. Professor Saleh's research has been published in leading Economics and Economic History journals, such as Econometrica, Journal of Economic History, and Explorations in Economic History. He was awarded the Economic History Association’s Arthur H. Cole Prize for the best Journal of Economic History article of the year in 2017–2018