Wassim Maktabi

Wassim Maktabi

Researcher, The Policy Initiative

Wassim Maktabi is a researcher at the Beirut-based think tank The Policy Initiative. His research interests include political economy, development economics, and behavioral economics. His current work focuses on Lebanon’s financial crisis, the pandemic, and public procurement. Previously, Wassim was a researcher at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies where he mapped the legislative production of the government and parliament and co-authored the Government Monitor series. He volunteered as a data officer at Open Map Lebanon and holds a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut

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