American University of Beirut



Assistant Professor of Economics

Department of Agricultural Sciences
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
American University of Beirut
Office: Wing A- room 311
Phone: +9611350000 ext. 4442


  • Ph.D. in Economics - summa cum laude (2004), Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), France
  • M.Sc. in Econ – distinction (2001), Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources, TSE.
  • MBA (2000) Paris Graduate School of Management, European School of Management, France.


  • Poverty and inequality in polarized societies 
  • Youth development
  • The economics of agro-food industries


  • President and Founding Member, Lebanese Economic Association
  • Associate Researcher, Toulouse School of Economics, GREMAQ-INRA, France
  • Faculty Research Director, Youth Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, AUB
  • Executive Committee Member, Center for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Futures (IBSAR), AUB
  • Expert, Middle East Youth Initiative, Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings and Dubai School of Government

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