Working Papers

As part of its role in making available on going research, within and outside the university, related to economic issues of special concern to developing countries, the Institute initiated in 2003, a series of guests lectures and working papers made available in print as well on its website (linked in Spring 2007 to the GDN website). The series has been steadily gaining recognition abroad. While financial, monetary, and international economic issues form a major part of the Institute's work its research interests are not confined to these areas but extend to include other domains of relevance to the developing world (e.g. trade, development, and institutions) in the form of general analysis or country-specific studies.

These papers are presented online in Portable Document Format (PDF). They can be accessed below.

Lecture and Working Paper Series Series

  • Series No. 1, 2014
  • Kuwaiti Democracy: Illusive or Resilient?
    Ibrahim Elbadawi,Research Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington DC, USA and Atif Kubursi, Department of Economics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

  • Series No. 1, 2008
  • Trapped by Consociationalism: The Case of Lebanon
    Samir Makdisi,Institute of Financial Economics, American University of Beirut
    Marcus Marktanner, Assistant Professor of Economics and Fellow, Institute of Financial Economics, American University of Beirut.

  • Series No. 3, 2006
  • From Rentier State and Resource Curse to Even Worse?
    Marcus Marktaner,Assistant professor of Economics and Fellow, Institute of Financial Economics, American University of Beirut
    Joanna Nasr, Joanna Nasr holds a Master of Arts in financial economics from AUB and is currently a graduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Series No. 1, 2006
  • Harsh Default Penalties Lead to Ponzi Schemes
    Mário Rui Páscoa, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus de Campolide, 1099-032 Lisboa, Portugal
    Abdelkrim Seghir, Assistant Professor of Economics, American University of Beirut.

  • Series No. 2, 2005
  • Democracy and Development in the Arab World
    Ibrahim A. Elbadawi,Lead economist, Development Economics Research Group (DECRG), The World Bank
    Samir Makdisi, Professor of Economics and Director, Institute of Financial Economics, American University of Beirut.

  • Series No.3, 2003
  • The Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1990
    Samir Makdisi, Professor of Economics and Director of Institute of Financial Economics, American University of Beirut
    Richard Sadaka, Assistant Professor of Economics , American University of Beirut.
  • Series No.2, 2003
  • Prospects for World Economy
    Richard N. Cooper, Mauritz C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Harvard University.