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Fida Karam

Research Associates

Associate Professor, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait


Areas of Interest:

  • International trade
  • Trade Policy
  • Trade in Services
  • Migration
  • Computable General Equilibrium Models
  • Development Economics

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Paris 1, 2009
  • M.A., International/Development Economics, University of Paris 1, 2005
  • B.A., Economics, Lebanese University, 2004

Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, Gulf University for Science and Technology (G.U.S.T), Kuwait, Nov.2015-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, Gulf University for Science and Technology (G.U.S.T), Kuwait, Sep.2009-Oct.2015
  • Research Scholar and Teaching Assistant, University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne, France, Oct.05-Aug.09

Latest Publications:

  • “Trade Volume and Economic Growth in the MENA Region: Goods or Services?” (joint with Chahir Zaki), Economic Modelling, 2015, 45, 22-37.
  • “Insider Trading With Product Differentiation” (joint with Wassim Daher, Harun Aydilek and Asiye Aydilek), Journal of Economics, 2014, 111, 173-201.
  • “On The Determinants Of Trade In Services: Evidence From The MENA Region” (joint with Chahir Zaki), Applied Economics, 2013, 45:33, 4626-4640.
  • “Insider Trading In A Two-Tier Real Market Structure Model” (joint with Wassim Daher),The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2013, 53, 44-52.
Working Papers

Why Don’t MENA Countries Trade More? The Curse of Bad Institutions

This paper explores the relation between institutions and trade in the Middle East and North ... read more


Working Papers

How Did Wars Dampen Trade in the MENA Region?

The paper investigates the effects of wars on trade in the Middle East and North ... read more


Working Papers

Trade Volume and Economic Growth in the MENA Region: Goods or Services?

This paper explores the macroeconomic and sectoral effects of trade in goods and ... read more


Working Papers

Trade Liberalization and the Skill Composition of Migrant Flows: the Case of Morocco

Abstract Empirically, little is known about the effects of trade liberalization on the skill composition of ... read more


Working Papers

On the Determinants of Trade in Services: Evidence from the MENA Region

This paper examines the determinants of aggregate flows of service trade in MENA countries using ... read more


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