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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 2016 -2017

  • ​​The Economics Department is offering a second free Stata workshop that will be held on Thursday March 2 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in Bliss 203. The workshop will be offered by Mohamad Mansour who's a Ph.D. candidate at Bocconi University.
  • The Economics Department offered a fr​​ee Stata workshop on Tuesday February 7 between 4:20 and 6:20 pm in Bliss 203. The workshop was conducted by Professor Marcella Nicolini, Associate Professor of Economics, who was visiting the department from the University ​of ​​​​​Pavia on an Erasmus + fund.

Speaker: Dr. Nasreen Nawaz, Michigan State University.

Job talk: A Dynamic Market Model in Continuous Time Framework: Micro Level Foundation Stone to Explain Macroeconomic Fluctuations.

Date and Location: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12 pm in Nicely 316.

Speaker: Dr. Sara El Joueidi, University of Luxembourg.

Job Talk: Regulation and Rational Banking Bubbles

in Infinite Horizon.

Date and Location: Thursday, February 23, 2017 at  2:10  in Nicely 316.

Speaker: Dr. Travers Child, Vrije Universiteit.

Job talk: We Don’t Need No Education:Reconstruction and Conflict across Afghanistan.

Date and Location: Monday, February 20, at 12 Nicely 316.

Speaker: Dr. Marcella Nicolini, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Pavia

Seminar Title: Understanding dynamic conditional correlations between oil and non-energy commodity markets.

Date and Location:Wednesday, February 8, 2017  at 12 pm in Nicely 316.  

Speaker: Dr. Nicolas Aragon, European University Institute.

Job talk: Banks versus Zombies.

Date and Location: Friday, February 3,2017 at 12 pm  in Nicely 316.

Speaker: Dr. Yasin Onder, Central Bank of Turkey.

Job talk: Sovereign Default Risk, Firm Investment and Debt Overhang.

Date and Location: Tuesday, January 31,2017 at 1:40 pm Nicely 316.

Speaker: Dr. Zouheir El Sahli, University of Nottingham

Job talk: The impact of technological change on new trade: evidence from the container revolution

Date and Location: Monday, Janaury 30,2017 at 12 pm in Nicely 316.

Speaker: Dr. Halit Akturk, Assistant Professor of Economics at Meliksah University.

Job talk: Measuring Inflation Pressure for Turkey During a Transition to Inflation Targeting. 

Date and Location: Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm Nicely 316.

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