Sam Hakim - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Sam Hakim

Research Fellows

Fidelity Investments

Areas of Interest:

  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • International Finance
  • Risk Management


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern California, USA.

Latest Publications:

  • Recent Assessments on Mean Reversion In the Middle East Stock Markets, co-authored with Simon Neaime, Stock Market Volatility, Edited by Greg N. Gregoriou, CRC Press, 2009, 557-570.
  • The Impact Of War And Terrorism On Sovereign Risk In The Middle East, co-authored with M. Haddad, Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds (2009) 14, No. 3-4, 237–250.
  • Growth and Cycles in the Stock Markets of the Gulf Cooperation Council since September 11. Middle East Policy, Volume XV, Number 1, Spring 2008.
Working Papers

Mean-Reversion Across MENA Stock Markets: Implications for Portfolio Allocations

Are stock market returns mean-reverting in the region? Mean reversion in a stock market suggests ... read more

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Performance and Credit Rating in Banking: A Comparative Study for Egypt and Lebanon

We investigate the performance and risk in two prominent countries in the MENA region, Egypt ... read more

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Can Gulf Banks Pass the CCAR Stress Tests?

The absence of a uniform standard for stress tests is a key challenge today for ... read more

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The Impact of War and Terrorism on Sovereign Risk in MENA Countries

Abstract The prolonged war in Iraq, the political turmoil in Lebanon, the heightened tension between the Israelis ... read more

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Using Risk Disclosures of Lage GCC Bank to Evaluate Information Content

This paper evaluates the risk disclosure made by GCC banks based on the belief that ... read more


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