Lamis Saleh

Function: Senior Researcher
Phone: +492289119641
E-Mail: lamis.saleh(at)

Key expertise

Violence and behavior, Refugee and migration studies, Experimental Economics

(Academic) education / CV:


Lamis holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Hamburg (2020) with a dissertation focused on violent behavior among refugees and a Msc in Economics (minor Politics) from the University of Freiburg (2015) with a focus on the link between refugee flows and terrorism.   


In 2021, Lamis joined BICC in the project titled “Supporting Small Arms and Light Weapons Control in Africa” as a Senior Researcher. Prior to joining BICC, Lamis worked as a consultant Senior Economic Researcher for the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in Cairo, Egypt. Previously, she worked from 2017 to 2020 as a research assistant at the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE), University of Hamburg in the project titled “Violence, Flight and Socio-Economic Behavior: A Field Study among Syrian refugees in three Asylum Countries (Germany, Jordan and Egypt)”. Within her role in the project, Lamis conducted numerous lab and field experiments with more than 1400 Syrian refugees in the three countries mentioned -one was in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan- as well as other experiments in Tunisia and Lebanon.  


In 2015 and 2016, Lamis worked as a registration associate at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Africa operations in Cairo, Egypt. 

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