• Fellow of Econometric Reviews, 2018.

  • Elected fellow (2016) of the Society for Economic Measurement (SEM)

  • Fellow of the Advances in Econometrics, 2012.

  • Fellow and Founding Member of the International Association for Applied Econometrics.  

  • Director of the International Association for Applied Econometrics: 2012-2014.

  •  Life time Fellow of the Economic Research Forum of the MENA region.

  • Journal of Applied Econometrics Distinguished Authors Award, 2008.

  • Founding fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Spatial Econometrics Association, 2006.

  • Econometric Theory Plura Scripsit Award, 2004.

  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, 2002. 

  • Econometric Theory, Multa Scripsit Award, 1998.

  • Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics, 1995



  • 2018 Kuwait Prize in Economics and Social Sciences (Economy) by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).