Pierre Mouganie is an assistant professor in economics at the American University of Beirut. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Texas A&M University. His research focus is in applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on issues in labor, education and public economics. Specifically, he uses quasi-experimental research designs to provide insight into important policy issues related to the labor and education market. In past published work, he has looked at how quality of education affects labor market outcomes, the impact of peer quality versus teacher quality on student performance as well as how military conscription affects the demand for education and subsequent labor market outcomes. In ongoing work, he is currently studying how peers and advisors can help reduce the female STEM gender gap. He is also looking at the effects of open air waste burning on infant outcomes.