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Nisreen Salti

Research Fellows

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, American University of Beirut


Areas of Interest:

  • Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Public Policy

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, 2006
  • M.A., Economics, Princeton University, 2003
  • M.A., Public Affairs (Economics and Public Policy), Princeton University, 1999
  • B.A., Economics (High Distinction), American University of Beirut, 1997

Experience:

  • Chair, Department of Economics, American University of Beirut, 2011-2015
  • Associate Professor, American University of Beirut, Department of Economics, 2012 – present
  • Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut, Department of Economics, 2006 – 2012
  • Assistant in Instruction and Research Assistant, Princeton University, Department of Economics, 2003-2004
  • Lecturer, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2000-2001

Latest Publications:

  • The relationship between camp-level relative deprivation and self-rated health among Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon (with Sawsan Abdulrahim) — forthcoming in Social Science and Medicine-Population Health.
  • Food insufficiency and food insecurity as risk factors for physical disability among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: evidence from an observational study (with Hala Ghattas) — published online March 24, 2016 Disability and Health Journal.
  • Who’s been left behind? Why sustainable development goals fail the Arab world(with Abbas El-Zein, Jocelyn DeJong, Philippe Fargues, Adam Hanieh and Helen Lackner) — viewpoint in The Lancet (2016)
  • Income inequality and the composition of public debt — Journal of Economic Studies (2015)
  • Income inequality and the composition of public debt -forthcoming, Journal of Economic Studies.
  • The effect of taxation on tobacco consumption and public revenues in Lebanon (with Rima Nakkash, Jad Chaaban and Hala Alaouie) Tobacco Control (2015)


Working Papers

Oil Greasing the Wheels: When Do Natural Resources Become a Blessing?

Abstract This paper considers theoretically and empirically natural resources' effect on growth using a two sector-model (resource ... read more



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The Political Economy of Attracting Public Funds: The Case of Lebanon

Abstract Using a new exceptional dataset on 80 poverty pockets in Lebanon in 2004, we propose ... read more


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