Samir Makdisi - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Samir Makdisi

Senior Associates

Professor Emeritus of Economics, American University of Beirut


Areas of Interest:

  • International Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Development and Middle East Economics

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, USA
  • M.A., Economics, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • B.A., Economics, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Experience:

  • Professor Emeritus of Economics, American University of Beirut, present
  • Deputy President, American University of Beirut, 1993-1998
  • Minister of Economy and Trade, Lebanon, 1992

Latest Publications:

  • “The Unravelling of Arab Autocracy: Socioeconomic Factors in Context” in Ali Kadri (ed.) Development Challenges and Solutions after the Arab Spring ,Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
  • “On Transition, Democracy, and Socio -Economic Justice in the Arab World “Institute of Financial Economics Working Paper No. 1, 2015
  • “Development Without Democracy in the Arab World”, in Eclairages Sur Des Enveux Arabs Et Internationaux Contemporains, Institut Des Sciences Politique , St.Joseph University, V. 1 2013-2014.
  • (Editor and contributor (with I. Elbadawi) , Democracy in the Arab World: Explaining the Deficit,(Routledge, 2011); translated into Arabic and published by the Center for Arab Unity Studies, Beirut, 2011).
  • ( with F.Kiwan and M. Marktanner), “Lebanon: The Constrained Democracy and Its National Developmental Impact”, forthcoming in I.Elbadawi and S.Makdisi (eds), Democracy in the Arab World: Explaining the Deficit, (Routledge, 2011)
  • ( with M. Marktanner) “Precarious Consociationalism: Lebanon’s Predicament in Promoting Development”, in K.R.Roy, A. Medhekar and H.Chittoo (eds.), Globalization and Development: Country Experiences ( Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2010)
Working Papers

Autocracies, Democratization, and Development in the Arab Region

Abstract The burning questions facing the Arab region today are: will the uprisings/revolutions of Tunisia (Dec. ... read more


Working Papers

Understanding Democratic Transitions in The Arab World

The recent Arab uprisings have forced a new trajectory of transitions to democracy from the ... read more


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