Dr. Ali Fakih


Ali Fakih is an associate professor of economics. He received his PhD in Applied Economics from HEC Montréal and his MSc in Economics from the University of Montréal. He is an affiliated researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) in Canada, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany.

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics 
  • Managerial Economics
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Microeconometrics
  • Macroeconometrics
  • Labor Economics
  • Research Methods in Business

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics 

Selected Publications

Decision to Emigrate Amongst the Youth in Lebanon (with Ghassan Dibeh and Walid Marrouch), International Migration, volume 56, issue 1, 2018, pp. 5-22.

What Determines Vacation Leave? The Role of Gender, Bulletin of Economic Research, volume 70, issue 1, 2018, pp. 1-19.

The Finance-Growth Nexus, Again: New Evidence from Kenya (with Mahmoud Arayssi), Economic Issues, volume 22, issue 2, 2017, pp. 33-59.

Finance-Growth Nexus in a Changing Political Region: How Important was the Arab Spring? (with Mahmoud Arayssi), Economic Analysis and Policy, volume 55, 2017, pp. 106-123.

R&D and Innovation in Food Processing Firms in Transition Countries (with Pascal Ghazalian), Journal of Agricultural Economics, volume 68, issue 2, 2017, pp. 427-450.

Assessing the Role of Financial Deepening and Remittances in Growth: The Experience of Lebanon (with Salaheddin Abosedra), Global Economy Journal, volume 17, issue 1, 2017, pp. 1-17.

Dah, A. & Fakih, A. (2016). Decomposing Gender Wage Differentials Using Quantile Regression: Evidence from the Lebanese Banking SectorJournal of International Advances in Economic Research, 22(2), 171-185. 

Fakih, A. & Ibrahim, M. (2016). The impact of Syrian refugees on the labor market in neighboring countries: empirical evidence from JordanDefence and Peace Economics, 27(1), 64-86.

Fakih, A. & Ghazalian, P. (2015). What factors influence firm perceptions of labour market constraints to growth in the MENA region? International Journal of Manpower36(8), 1181-1206. 

Fakih, A. & Marrouch, W. (2015). The electricity consumption, employment and growth nexus: evidence from Lebanon. OPEC Energy Review, 39(3), 298-321. 

Arayssi, M. & Fakih, A. (2015). Institutions and Development in MENA Region: Evidence from the Manufacturing Sector. International Journal of Social Economics42(8), 717-732.

Fakih, A. & Ghazalian, P. (2015). Female Employment in MENA’s Manufacturing Sector: The Implications of Firm-related and National Factors. Economic Change and Restructuring, 48(1), 37-69.

Fakih, A.(2014).Vacation Leave, Work Hours and Wages: New Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee DataLABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 28(4), 376-398. 

Fakih, A. & Ghazalian, P. (2014). Which Firms Export? An Empirical Analysis for the Manufacturing Sector in the MENA RegionJournal of Economic Studies, 41(5), 672-695.

Abosedra, S. & Fakih, A. (2014). The Relationships between Economic Growth, Financial Deepening, and Information and Communication Technology: Empirical Evidence from Lebanon. Journal of Economic Research, 19(1), 1-17.

Fakih, A. & Marrouch, W. (2014). Who Hires Foreign Domestic Workers? Evidence from Lebanon. Journal of Developing Areas48(3), 339-352.