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Walid Marrouch

Research Fellows

Associate Professor, Lebanese American University (LAU)

Areas of Interest:

  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Applied Game Theory
  • Development Economics


  • Ph.D. Applied Economics, HEC Montréal (aff. with University of Montreal), 2009
  • M.A. Economics, Concordia University, 2004
  • B.A. Economics, American University of Beirut, 2002


  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Adnan Kassar School of Business, Lebanese American University (LAU), 2015 – present
  • Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Lebanese American University (LAU), 2019 – present
  • Associate Chairperson, Department of Economics, LAU, 2012 – 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Adnan Kassar School of Business, Lebanese American University, 2009 – 2015
  • Short-term consultant with the European Commission (2011), ILO (2013), & UNDP (2014)
  • Lecturer, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal, 2007 –2009
  • Research & Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Concordia University, Montreal, 2002–2004

Latest Publications:

  • “Employment and skill mismatch among youth in Lebanon” (with Dibeh, G. and Fakih, A.), revisions requested by International Journal of Manpower, (Forthcoming)
  • “Tourism-Growth Nexus under Duress: Lebanon during the Syrian Crisis” (with Dibeh, G. and Fakih, A.), Tourism Economics, (Forthcoming)
  • “Labor Market and Institutional Drivers of Youth Irregular Migration in the Middle East and North Africa Region” (with Dibeh, G. and Fakih, A.), Journal of Industrial Relations, (Forthcoming)
  • “Environmental Kuznets Curve, a Mirage? A Semi-parametric Analysis for MENA countries” (with Fakih, A.), International Advances in Economic Research, volume 25, issue 1, 2019, pp. 113–119
  • “Guns and butter? Military expenditure and health spending on the eve of the Arab Spring” (with Coutts, A., Daoud, A., Fakih, A. & Reinsberg, B.), Defence and Peace Economics, volume 30, issue 2, 2019, pp. 227–237
  • “Decision to Emigrate Amongst the Youth in Lebanon” (with Dibeh, G. and Fakih, A.), International Migration, volume 56, issue 1, January 2018, pp. 5–22. (lead article)
  • “Adaptation Technology and Free-Riding Incentives in International Environmental Agreements” (with Ray Chaudhuri, A. and Benchekroun, H.). in S. Cagatay, O. Kayalca and H. Mihci (eds.), Economics of International Environmental Agreements: A Critical Approach, Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics, Routledge U.K, March 2017, chapter 11


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