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Department of Economics at FAS, AUB
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​​​​The AUB Department of Economics, located in Ada Dodge Hall, is one of the largest in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It features diverse international faculty committed to excellence in both teaching and research. The Department of Economics offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in economics. At the graduate level the department offers two degrees: an MA in economics and an MA in financial economics. At the undergraduate level the Department offers BA in economics and minor in economics for non-economics majors. Currently the department is housing about 350 economics students, 26 of which are graduate students.

Faculty in the Department have a wide range of research interests covering, among others, economics of the Middle East region, applied microeconomics, financial economics, spatial econometrics, energy economics, and economic methodology. They actively celebrate their dedication to economics: there are regular seminars by faculty members as well as international scholars, and students have their own dynamic organization which organizes a number of activities. Departmental faculty also staff a research center, the Institute of Financial Economics.

Announcements Seminars 2017-2018

Upcoming seminar! 

​​How dangerous are drinking drivers now? Replicating and updating Levitt and Porter

Richard Dunn, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut, Monday May ​21, 2018., West Hall 310.

Upcoming conference!

  • Arabinda Basistha, Associate Professor, West Virginia University, "Monetary shock measurement and stock markets," Wednesday April 11, 12:00pm-1:00pm, West Hall 310.
  • Anastasia Girshina, Post-doctoral Fellow, Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, "Peer effects in stock market participation: evidence from immigration," Wednesday March 28, 12:00pm-1:00pm, West Hall 310. 
  • Julian Reiss, Professor of Philosophy, Durham University, "The Perennial Methodenstreit: Observation, First Principles and Economics," Thursday March 22, 12:30pm, West Hall 310.
  • Jamal Haidar, post-doctoral researcher, Harvard University, "Do Political Connections Reduce Job Creation? Evidence from Lebanon," Wednesday March 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm, West Hall Auditorium A.
  • Glen Weyl, Visiting Senior Research Scholar and lecturer at Yale University, and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, "Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society," Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Issam Fares Institute, Conference Room, 4th Floor, AUB (Green Oval)
  • Mohamad Alloush, PhD Candidate, UC Davis. "Income, Psychological Well-being, and the Dynamics of Poverty: Evidence from South Africa," Monday, February 19, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Nicely 316. 
  • Dr. Ramzi Mabsout, American University of Beirut.​​ "Transaction costs and the endowment effect" Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in Nicely 316.
  • Dr. Nizar Hariri, Universite Sanit Joseph, “Soft Dualism in Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments: The Body, the Person and the non-Egoistic Personal Body”​ Friday, December 1, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Nicely 316.​
  • Dr. Ayhab Saad, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, "Schooling choices response to labor market shocks: Evidence from  a natural experiment" Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in Nicely 316​.
  • Lydia Assouad, Paris School of Economics "Rethinking the Lebanese economic miracle: The extreme concentration of income and wealth in Lebanon”​Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in Nicely 316
  • Dr. Pierre Mouganie, American University of Beirut "High Performing Peers and Female STEM Choices in School." ​Tuesday October 3 at 12:30-1:30pm, Nicely 316
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