Dr Rami Zaatari

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (Economic & Social History)


I was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria. I studied Economics, Banking and Finance and MSc Economics at the University of Aleppo. I attained MSc Global Economy and PhD in Green Economy from the University of Glasgow.

My PhD thesis studies the green economy model of Morocco. This model was principally built on a transition to a renewable energy to respond to the country’s development challenges and to meet its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). Its challenges are linked to the consequences of climate change and to scarcity of fossil fuel energy sources. The central research question of this thesis is: to what extent may Morocco be able to achieve what it has promised to deliver by adopting its own green economy approach. The research question is addressed by analyzing the country’s time-series data, scrutinizing its model, and assessing its progress through a customised measurement framework. A mixed methods approach combining quantitative and qualitative analysis is used to answer the research question. This includes analysis of nine interviews with key informants in the energy sector and available data from Morocco’s national and international sources. This thesis offers a new insight into Morocco’s green economy in theory and practice. To find out more, visit: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/83070/ 

Since 2008, I have worked at various United Nations agencies in Syria and Lebanon, and Local Governments in Scotland. I am Regional Economic Projects Manager for Glasgow City Region Project Management Office based at Glasgow City Council. My role is to drive the development and delivery of a number of key regional high profile programmes and projects and to support the long term ambitions for the economy of Glasgow City Region including the Glasgow City Region Economic Strategy and Economic Recovery Plan. I am leading the development and delivery of business cases of regional economic development programmes and projects including:

  • Region-wide Vacant and Derelict Land Programme;
  • Regional Capital Investment Programme; and
  • Future Skills Programme.

I am Tutor and Guest Lecturer in MSc Global Economy and Economic & Social History at the College of Social Sciences

Research interests

  • Green Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Transition
  • Decarbonisation of Economies
  • Renewable Energy
  • Offshore Wind
  • Vacant & Derelict Land
  • Economic Development
  • Supply Chain
  • Future Skills



Additional information

Economic and Social History, Lilybank House, Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RT


LinkedIn: Rami Zaatari