Faculty and Staff

Dr. Hussein Zeaiter

Associate Professor


Hussein Zeaiter is an associate professor of economics. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) and an MA in Applied Economics from Eastern Michigan University. He is actively involved in academic research in addition to consultancy work for a number of firms. He is also a member in an international academic organization.

Teaching Interests

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Zeaiter, H., N. Bitar, and A. Chakrabarti (2018). “Were Reinhart and Rogoff Right?”International Review of Economics and Finance. Forthcoming.

Zeaiter, H. and M. Kassem (2017), “Political Freedom and Growth” The Journal of Developing Areas, Vol 51, no. 3, pp. 139-152.

Zeaiter, H. & El-Khalil, R. (2016). Extreme Bounds of Sovereign Defaults: Evidence from the MENA RegionInternational Review of Economics and Finance, 41, 391-410.

Zeaiter, H. (2016). Debt Arrears as a Signal of Sovereign Default.The Journal of Developing Areas, 50(2), 127-136. 

Zeaiter, H (2015). Sovereign Debt Defaults: Evidence from Developing Countries.Journal of Economic Research, 20(2), 199-230.

Zeaiter, H., El Khalil, R. & Fakih, K. (2015). Economic Development and Sub-regional IdentitiesThe Journal of Developing Areas, 49(1), 157-176.

Chakrabarti, A. & Zeaiter, H. (2014). The Determinants of Sovereign Default: A Sensitivity Analysis. International Review of Economics and Finance, 33, 300-318.

Zeaiter, H. (2010). The Effect of Pre 2007-08 Imported Crude Oil Price Increases on US Economy. Business Review Cambridge,16(2), 167-178.

Zeaiter, H. (2010)IMF Lending in The Indebted Countries. JIBE, 10(3), 153-167.

Zeaiter, H. (2009). Determinants of Sovereign-Debt Default in Developing Countries. JIFE, 9(4), 131-144.