American Univesity of Beirut

Leila Dagher

​Dr. Leila Dagher is an Associate Professor of Economics and the Director of the Institute of Financial Economics at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She previously chaired the Department of Economics at AUB, and has been an adjunct lecturer at the George Washington University since 2016. Leila’s research is at the nexus of energy, environment, and economics. Using econometrics tools and especially time-series econometrics, she studies various aspects of the environmental and energy sectors. Her research is frequently presented at international conferences such as the ASSA and the WEAI annual conferences, and has appeared in The Energy Journal, Energy Policy, Energy Economics, and other leading peer-reviewed journals. Leila has been a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, GWU, Virginia Tech, UCLA, and the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado. Dr. Dagher holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.

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