New Events

​Symposium Series on Economic Policy

  1. The IFE held its seventh Symposium on Economic Policy entitled "The Economic Policy Agenda in Post Conflict Transitions with reference to Syria" on November 1, 2018. Participants: Dr. Samir Makdisi (IFE, AUB), Dr. Leila Dagher (IFE, AUB), Dr. Simon Neaimi (IFE, AUB), Dr. Ibrahim Elbadawi (ERF), Dr. Raimundo Soto (Pontifical Catholic university of Chile) and Dr. Youssef El Khalil (Banque du Liban). [video]

  2. The IFE and UNESCWA held the sixth Symposium on Economic Policy entitled: “Economic Implications of Global Oil Market Transformations”, on May 23, 2018. Participants: Dr. Bassam Fattouh (Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies), Dr. Leila Dagher (IFE Director, AUB) and Ms. Radia Sedaoui (Chief of the Energy section, UNESCWA). [video]

  3. The IFE and UNESCWA held the fifth Symposium on Economic Policy entitled “The IFE Financial Stress Index (IFEFSI) for Lebanon” on May 22, 2018 at the UN House. Participants: Dr. Mohamed El-Hacene (Director, EDED, UNESCWA), Dr. Leila Dagher (IFE Director, AUB) and Dr. Layal Mansour (Post-doc Research Fellow IFE, AUB).

  4. The IFE held its fourth Symposium on Economic Policy entitled “The New Middle East Economy” on April 12, 2018. Participants: Dr. Rabah Arezki (Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, the World Bank). [video]

  5. The Institute of Financial Economics and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) held the third Symposium on Economic Policy entitled: “Rethinking Fiscal Policy in the Arab Countries” on February 27, 2018. Participants: Dr. Samir Makdisi (IFE, AUB), Dr. Leila Dagher (IFE, AUB), Mr. Moctar Mohammed El-Hacene (UNESCWA), Mr. Niranjan Sarangi (UNESCWA), Mr. Khalid Abu-Ismail (UNESCWA), Dr. Mazen Soueid (Bank Med).

  6. The Institute of Financial Economics held its second Symposium on Economic Policy entitled :“Challenges Facing Lebanon’s Banking Sector” on December 04, 2017. Participants: Dr. Samir Makdisi and Dr. Leila Dagher (IFE, AUB ), H.E. Mr. Raed Khoury (Minister of Economy and Trade), Mr. Samir Hammoud (Chairman of the Banking Control Commission of Lebanon), Dr. Freddie Baz (Chairman of the Board, Bank Audi). [video]

  7. The Institute of Financial Economics held its first Symposium on Economic Policy entitled: “Addressing Lebanon’s Fiscal Deficit: Economic and Financial Implications” on October 23, 2017. Participants: Dr. Leila Dagher (Director of IFE), Dr. Samir Makdisi (IFE Senior Fellow), Mr. Alain Bifani (General, Lebanese Ministry of Finance), Dr. Youssef El Khalil (Executive Director, Financial Operations Department, Banque Du Liban), Dr. Hassan Khalil (Hassan Khalil, Co-Founder Pembroke Capital). [video]

Workshops

  1. The Institute of Financial Economics held the Fourth Financial Economics Workshop on Febuary 4, 2019. Participants: Dr. Ana Maria Herrera and Dr. Anthony Creane (University of Kentucky). [video]

  2. The Institute of Financial Economics held the Third Financial Economics Workshop on Febuary 4, 2019. Participants: Dr. Pierpaolo Benigno (LUISS Guido Carli) and Dr. Gert Peersman (Ghent University).

  3. The Institute of Financial Economics held the First Financial Economics Workshop on April 11, 2018. Participants: Dr. Leila Dagher (IFE, AUB) Dr. Mehmet Balcilar (Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus), Dr. Ibrahim Jamali (OSB, AUB), Dr. Mohamed Arouri (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis), Dr. Layal Mansour (IFE, AUB).

  4. The Institute of Financial Economics and The Lebanese Econometric Study Group held their 2nd annual meeting on December 15, 2017, sponsored by the Institute of Financial Economics. Participants: Leila Dagher (AUB), Dr. Davidson (McGill University), Dr. Karim Chalak (University of Virginia), Dr. Rami Tabri (University of Sydney), Dr. Lynda Khalaf (Carleton University), Abdallah Zalghout (Carleton University), Dr. Elie Tamer (Harvard University), Dr. Pierre Mouganie (AUB), Dr. Serena Canaan (AUB), and Dr. Ibrahim Jamali (AUB).

Seminars

  1. Lynda Khalaf, Carleton University, "Alpha and Risk Analysis of Catastrophe Bond Mutual Funds using Exact, Simultaneous Inference Methods" on March 26, 2019.

  2. Robert Dekle, USC, "Product Dynamics and Aggregate Shocks: Evidence from Japanese Product and Firm Level Data" on March 14, 2019. [video]

  3. Khaled Guesmi "Oil Price Risk and Financial Contagion" on October 22, 2018.

  4. The IFE in collaboration with the Olayan School of Business, The Abdul Aziz Al Sagar Chair in Finance and the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) held a seminar on : “The Financial Sector Challenges in the 21st Century: A post global crisis perspective” by Sarkis Youghourtdjian (Former Advisor and Assistant Director, Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C), on April 17, 2018.

  5. The IFE in partnership with the AUB Investment Club organized a talk by Karim Chedid on “Asset Management” on March 27, 2018.

  6. Christos Koulovatianos "Asset Pricing Under Rational Learning About Rare Disasters" on November 14 , 2017.

Student Events

  1. The Institute of Financial Economics in collaboration with the Economics Student Society and the Economics Alumni Chapter held a Career Speed Networking event on March 1, 2018.

  2. The Institute of Financial Economics in partnership with the Economics Student Society, Business Student Society, and the Investment Club organized the first Career Conversations lecture with Mr. Fadi Assali (Chairman and General Manager of Cedrus Investment Bank), held on October 30, 2017.

Conferences

  1. The IFE in collaboration with  Oxford institute for Energy studies and the United Nation Economic Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) held its first Mena Energy Economic Conference entitled "Oil Price dynamics and energy transitions in the Middle East and North Africa: Economic Implications and structural reforms" on December 6-7, 2018.