Faculty and Staff

Dr. Bilal Kchouri

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bilal Kchouri is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Adnan Kassar School of Business at Lebanese American University with a Ph.D. in Finance from University of Luxembourg. Dr. Kchouri was awarded Best Ph.D. Student in the Department of Finance in 2021. Prior to joining LAU, he received Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the American University of Beirut with emphasis in Finance and Accounting, Masters of Business Administration degree from the Lebanese American University and Quantitative Master in Economics and Finance (Research Track) from the University of Luxembourg with outstanding results. Dr. Kchouri worked as a credit risk analyst in Banque Internationale à Luxembourg. 

Teaching Interests

Research Interests


Löwen C., Kchouri B., Lehnert T. (2021) Is this time really different? Flight-to-safety and the COVID-19 crisis. PLoS ONE 16(5): e0251752. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0251752

Khan, N., Kchouri, B., Yatoo, N.A., Kräussl, Z., Patel, A. & State, R. (2020). Tokenization of sukuk: Ethereum case study. Global Finance Journal.

Kchouri, B., & Lehnert, T. (2020). Islamic Banking and Economic Growth. In A. Rafay (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Theory and Practice of Global Islamic Finance (pp. 86-114). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-0218-1.ch005

Alkassar, A., Elgammal, W., Kchouri, B., & Trabelsi, S. (2018). Corporate Governance in Lebanese Banks: Focus on Board of Directors. International Journal of Corporate Governance.