Rima Turk Ariss - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Rima Turk Ariss

Research Fellows

Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund


Areas of Interest:

  • Bank Competition and Financial Stability
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Financial Management

Education:

  • Ph.D., Cardiff Business School, University of Wales, 2004
  • M.A., Money and Banking (M.M.B.), American University of Beirut, 1990
  • B.A., Economics (with Distinction), American University of Beirut, 1987

Experience:

  • Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund February 2013-Present.
  • Associate Professor of Finance with Tenure, School of Business, Lebanese American University. Sep.2011-present.
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon. Jun.2004-Aug.2011.
  • Instructor, Economics Department, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Oct.1991-Jun.2004

Latest Publications:

  • “WTO Membership, Ownership Deregulation, and Market Efficiency: Evidence from China,” with Rasoul Rezvanian and Seyed Mehdian Applied Financial Economics 22(3), 177-195, 2012.
  • “Are GCC Stock Markets Special?” with Rasoul Rezvanian and Seyed Mehdian, Review of Business 31(2), 15-23, 2011.
  • “Cost Efficiency, Technological Progress and Productivity Growth of Chinese Banking Pre and Post WTO Accession” with Rasoul Rezvanian and Seyed Mehdian, Applied Financial Economics 21(7), 437-454, 2011.

 

Working Papers

Macro-Financial Linkages in Egypt: A Panel Analysis of Economic Shocks and Loan Portfolio Quality

This paper investigates macro-financial linkages in Egypt using two complementary methods, assessing the interaction between ... read more


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