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Prof. Samih Azar

Dr. Azar is a graduate of the American University of Beirut where he earned a B.S. degree and an MBA. He obtained an M.A. and a Ph.D. in applied business and financial economics from the Claremont Graduate University. He has a broad working experience in many fields. He has taught at Claremont McKen College, and the American University of Beirut (AUB). He joined Haigazian University in 1997 and is now a Full Professor at that institution. His teaching skills encompass many fields as he has a multi-disciplinary academic aptitude and business experience. He has more than 100 economic contributions.

Doctorate, The Claremont Graduate University
Current or most recent Employer

Full Professor, Faculty of Business Administration & Economics, Haigazian University

Haigazian University
Time in Post - 23

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Lebanon, Oman,

Disciplinary or professional background

Business, Economics

Contact Info


Haigazian University, Mexique Street, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon
Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 5 years )

Governance (National)

Public Policy ( 20 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


Governance (National)


Academic publications
Measuring wealth inequality in Lebanon and its relation to two macro-economic variables, 2017, The Empirical Economics Letters, 16, 7, 669-676.