Kamal Hamdan - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Kamal Hamdan

Research Fellows

Executive Director, Consultation & Research Institute, Beirut

Areas of Interest:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor Markets


  • D.S., Petroleum Economics, St. Joseph University-Beirut and French Institute of Petroleum (IFP), Paris, 1973
  • B.Sc., Economics, St. Joseph University, Beirut, 1971


  • Executive Director, Consultation & Research Institute, Beirut, Lebanon, 1977-present
  • Consultant, Several United Nations Short Missions in Lebanon, 1980-present
  • Economic Analyst, The Monthly French Magazine “Le Commerce Du Levant”

Latest Publications:

  • Arab integration: the economic (and infrastructural) dimension – Arab Research Forum – December 2015.
  • The National Social Security Fund in Lebanon – Arab Organization of NSSF’s – September 2014.
  • “Emerging Lebanon: Towards an Economic & Social Vision”, Dar An-Nahar, Beirut, Lebanon 2007
  • SMEs Business and Market Review (Wave 2 – Post War), Ministry of Economy & Trade, 2006 (English)
  • Conflict’s Impact on MSEs and Agriculture, UNDP, ILO, 2006 (English)
  • “Poverty in Lebanon: Health and Education cases study” in LCPS publication – Beirut, Lebanon, 2004
Policy Research Reports

Micro and Small Enterprises in Lebanon

Similar to most countries in the region, economic growth and technological progress have been slow ... read more


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