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Salim Mahmoud Araji

Research Associates

First Economic Affairs Officer, ESCWA

Areas of Interest:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Growth
  • Economic Development and Policy


  • PH.D in Economics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 2008 – MAY 2014
  • M.B.A. , Major in Finance, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, MAY 2005 – MAY 2007
  • B.A. in Finance, Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, 2002 – DEC 2004


  • First Economic Affairs Officer, ESCWA
  • Economic Affairs Officer, Economic Development and Integration Division, JUNE 2014 –MAR. 2016
  • Ph.D. (Student) Researcher, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA, JAN. 2011– MAY 2014
  • Associate Financial Analyst, Ernst & Young, Muscat Sultanate of Oman, AUG. 2007–AUG. 2008

Latest Publications:

  • Natural resource revenues: Effect on the pattern of domestic investments relative to international assets investments. International Economics and Economic Policy journal, May 2017.
  • Governance in the Arab Region: Addressing Challenges and Envisaging the Future. Risk Governance and Control Journal, Financial Markets and Institutions, Volume 6, Issue3, 2016. With Denise Sumpf.


Working Papers

Targeting Debt in Lebanon: A Structural Macro-Econometric Model

Quality statistics on developing economies in the Arab region are rare, and their advanced analysis ... read more


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