MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. Eric Lob

Eric Lob is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University. His research focuses on the politics of reconstruction and development in the Middle East. Lob is currently completing a book for Cambridge University Press entitled Iran’s Reconstruction Jihad: Rural Development and Regime Consolidation after 1979. His articles have appeared in the Intertiol Jourl of Middle East Studies, Iranian Studies, Middle East Critique, Middle East Journal, Third World Quarterly, and others.

Doctorate, Princeton University
Current or most recent Employer

Assistant Professor

Florida International University
Time in Post - 5

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Iran, Lebanon, Oman, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Economics, Humanities, Government, Political science, Religious/clerical, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Social/Public Policy

Contact Info


11200 SW 8th Street, SIPA 401 Miami, Florida 33199
Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 11 years )

Poverty or deprivation reduction ( 11 years )

Poverty or deprivation measurement ( 11 years )

Governance (National) ( 11 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 11 years )

Public Policy ( 16 years )

Education policy ( 11 years )

Health policy ( 11 years )

Economic development ( 11 years )

Other macroeconomic issues ( 11 years )

Humanitarianism & emergency relief ( 11 years )

Conflict & Security ( 16 years )

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 11 years )

Disabled ( 11 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Poverty/deprivation reduction

Poverty/deprivation measurement


Governance (National)

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Education policy

Health policy (Including health insurance)

Economic development

Other macroeconomic issues

Humanitarianism & emergency relief

Conflict & Security


Academic publications

Academic conferences
“The Promise: The Politicization of Post-War Reconstruction in Southern Beirut,” Orient-Institut Beirut Intertiol Conference “Reconstructing Neighborhoods of War,” Beirut, Lebanon (December 2018).

Professional or Trade Press