Georges Harb

Georges Harb

Associate Professor of Economics, Adnan Kassar School of Business, Lebanese American University (LAU).

Georges Harb is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Adnan Kassar School of Business, at the Lebanese American University (LAU). Before joining LAU, Georges was a full-time faculty member at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Notre Dame University (Lebanon) where he taught economics (2014-2021). He has also served on several occasions as a consultant for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and as a contributor for the Economist Intelligence Unit. He holds a PhD in Economics from Sciences Po Paris, an MA in International Economics from Sciences Po Paris, and an MSc in Econometrics from the University of Nottingham. His research interests include: growth/productivity; MENA economies; tourism economics; and trade/regional integration

Areas of Interest:
  • Growth/productivity analysis
  • Trade/regional integration
  • Tourism economics
  • Applied panel econometrics
Education:
  • Master degree in Economics and Econometrics; First Class Honors (rank 1), The University of Nottingham, 2014
  • Post-Doctoral research at the “Groupe d’Economie Mondiale”. Research topic: EU-Arab world trade relations, Sciences Po Paris, 2008
  • Doctorate in Economics. Thesis topic: “Arab economic integration: appraisal and prospects”, Highest Honors, Sciences Po Paris, 2007
Experience:
  • Associate Professor at the School of Business, Department of Information Technology and Operations Management, Lebanese American University (Lebanon), September 2021-Present
  • Assistant Professor (Fall 14-Spring 19)/Associate Professor (starting Fall 20) at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics (FBAE), Department of Economics, Notre Dame University - Louaize (Lebanon), September 2014-August 2021
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Business, Department of Economics, Lebanese American University (Lebanon), October 2011-September 2013
Latest Publications:
  • 2022: Georges, Harb; Charbel Bassil, "Regional growth, domestic and foreign tourism in NUTS regions: new insights from the Old continent", Journal of Travel Research (ABDC: A*/Scimago: Q1/Shanghai List; IF: 10.982), 61(2)
  • 2021: Georges, Harb; Charbel Bassil, "Harnessing cross-regional disparities to assess the impact of tourism on regional growth in Europe", Current Issues in Tourism (ABDC: A/Scimago: Q1; IF: 7.430), 24(11)
  • 2020: Georges Harb, Charbel Bassil, "Gravity analysis of tourism flows and the 'multilateral resistance to tourism' ", Current Issues in Tourism (ABDC: A/Scimago: Q1; IF: 7.430), 23(6)
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