Galal has published extensively. He coauthored and coedited ten books on a wide range of issues including privatization, regulation of monopolies, trade, monetary policy and fiscal policy. His better known books include Welfare Consequences of Selling Public Enterprises, Bureaucrats in Business, and Regional Partners in Global Markets. His other publications include a large number of journal articles and chapters in books. Concerned with public discourse, Galal also writes occasionally in newspapers and magazines, both in English and Arabic. Ahmed Galal is an Egyptian national. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics from Boston University.