Dr. Amjad Toukan


Amjad Toukan is an associate professor of economics. He holds a  PhD and an MBA from the University of California at Irvine, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the California State University at Fullerton. He is currently working on projects in the area of corporate governance where he is employing both traditional and evolutionary game theoretic techniques to examine the effects of agency costs on the shape of ownership structure in public firms. Prior to joining LAU’s faculty in 2009, Toukan was an assistant professor of economics at Chapman University.

Teaching Interests

  • Micro Theory
  • Macro Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Corporate Governance
  • Political Economy
  • International Trade

Research Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Political Economy
  • International Trade

Selected Publications

  • Toukan, Amjad (2017), “Corruption in Public Procurement and Social Welfare,” The Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 315-327.
  • Skaperdas, Stergios, Toukan, Amjad and Vaidya, Samarth (2016), “Difference-Form Persuasion Contests,” Journal of Public Economic Theory. doi:10.1111/jpet.12211
  • Toukan, Amjad (2016), “The Economic Impact of Cigarette Smoking on the Poor in Jordan,” Value in Health Regional Issues, 10, 61-66.
  • Toukan, Amjad (2016), “Why Do Some Countries Produce More Capital Intensive Output than Others?” The Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 319-336.
  • Toukan, Amjad (2014), “Privately Held or Publicly Owned? Large Shareholders and Corporate Control,” Theoretical Economics Letters, 4, 397-409.
  • Toukan, Amjad (2014), “Risk of Expropriation and Rybczynski Theorem,” International Research Journal of Finance and Economics No. 119, pp. 128-139.