Zafiris Tzannatos - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Zafiris Tzannatos


Economist, American University of Beirut

Zafiris Tzannatos is an economist living in Lebanon where he has been Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at the American University of Beirut having previously held senior academic and research positions in Europe. He has been Advisor to Managing Director as well as Manager for the MENA region at the World Bank in Washington DC, and also Senior Advisor for the Arab States at the ILO office in Beirut. His current research is on the Middle East, and the euro and refugee crises in Europe.

Policy Perspectives

Economic Values in the Arab World Favor Capitalism

In a nutshell There are many economic values that predispose citizens of Arab countries to be ... read more

Edited Volumes

Economic Management under Fire

FEMISE Euro-Med Report 2017. This report analyses the transition experiences of five Southern Mediterranean countries ... read more

Working Papers

Debunking Myth: Economic Values in the Arab World Through the Prism of Opinion Polls

Using World Value Survey opinion poll data, we empirically characterize the economic values and norms ... read more

Policy Briefs

Employment and Rates of Return to Education in Arab Countries Gender and Public Sector Perspectives

In a nutshell  Two interconnected challenges for the Arab region are how to increase the low ... read more


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