Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1977; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1979; Master of Arts in Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1979; Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983.
Electrical engineer Ministry of Communications, Kuwait, 1977-1983. Teaching assistant University California, Santa Barbara, 1981-1983. Assistant professor Kuwait University, 1983-1992, associate professor, 1992-1998, professor, since 1998, chairman economics department, 1993-1996.
Associate dean graduate studies and research, director Master of Business Administration program Kuwait University College Administrative Sciences, 1998-2000. Consultant National Assembly, Kuwait City, 1995-1996, Ministry of Oil, 1992-1993.
Fellow Economics Research Forum. Member Kuwait Economics Society.
Married Gloria Patricia Escudero, November 19, 1980. Children: Hamza, Mehdi, Ghadeer.