Faculty and Staff

Dr. Salpie Djoundourian

Associate Professor, and Associate Dean of the Adnan Kassar School of Business


Salpie Djoundourian is an associate professor of Economics, currently serving as the associate dean of the Adnan Kassar School of Business, Byblos Campus. Dr. Djoundourian holds a PhD in Economics from Louisiana State University. Her primary area of expertise is Applied Microeconomics with emphasis in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Public Finance.  She is actively involved in academic research and scholarly work as well as consultancy work for reputable organizations in both private and public sector. She is actively engaged with the MedECC group (Mediterranean experts on Climate and Environmental Change) in coordinating a report on Climate and Environmental Coastal Risks in the Mediterranean. Her research appeared in Public Choice, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Regional Studies in Marine Science, People and Nature, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Family Business Review, and Transportation Research, among others. 

Teaching Interests

Research Interests


Selected Publications

Djoundourian, S. (2022). “Middle East and North Africa: Civil Society and Environmental Activism in the Arab World” in The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Movements, edited by Grasso, M. & Giugni, M.), ISBN 9780367428785. 96-108.

Djoundourian, S., Marrouch, W. & Sayour, N. (2022) Adaptation to climate change and emissions: halo effect or complacency?Energy Journal, volume 43, issue 4, 2022.

Djoundourian, S. (2021). “Response of the Arab World to Climate Change Challenges and the Paris Agreement”, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-021-09524-9.

Hilmi, N., Djoundourian, S., Shahin, W. & Safa, A. (2021). “Does the ECB Policy of Quantitative Easing Impact Environmental Policy Objectives.”, Journal of Economic Policy Reform.   DOI: 10.1080/17487870.2020.1855176

Lam, V., Chavanich, S., Djoundourian, S., Dupont, S., Katua, S., Hall-Spencer, J., Holzer, G., Mars, F., Metian, M., Isensee, K, & Gaill, F. (2019). “Dealing with the effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs in the Indian Ocean and Asia.” Regional Studies in Marine Science, 28.

Singh, G. Hilmi, N., Bernhardt, J., Cisneros Montemayor, A.M., Cashion, M., Ota, Y., Acar, S., Brown, J., Cottrell, R., Djoundourian, S., González -Espinosa, P., Lam, V., Marshall, N., Neumann, B., Pascal, N., Reygondeau, G., Rocklӧv, J., Safa, A., Virto, L., & Cheung, W. (2019) “Climate Impacts on the Ocean are Making the Sustainable Development Goals a Moving Target Traveling Away from Us” People and Nature.

Djoundourian, S. (2011). Environmental Movement in the Arab WorldEnvironment, Development and Sustainability13(4), 743-758. 

Djoundourian, S. (2009). Environmental Movement in LebanonEnvironment, Development and Sustainability11(2), 427-438. 

Chaaban, F.B., Nuwayhid, I. & Djoundourian, S. (2001). A Study of Social and Economic Implications of Mobile Sources on Air Quality in LebanonTransportation Research Part D6(5), 347-355.

Turnbull, G. & Djoundourian, S. (1994). The Median Voter Hypothesis: Evidence from General Purpose Local GovernmentPublic Choice81(3-4), 223-240. 

Turnbull, G. & Djoundourian, S. (1993). Overlapping Jurisdictions: Substitutes or Complements? Public Choice, 75(3), 231-245.

Policy Briefs

“Coastal Blue Carbon and other Marine Biological Processes as a Solution to the Ecological and Socio-economic Impacts of Climate Related Changes in the Ocean. Can we rely on natural ocean processes for climate mitigation?” Centre Scientifique de Monaco and International Atomic Energy Agency, 2022.

“Ocean Sustainability and Ocean Economics in Developing Countries,” Centre Scientifique de Monaco and International Hydrographic Organization, March 2019.

“Human impacts on Mediterranean marine ecosystems and the economy”, Centre Scientifique de Monaco and Plan Bleu, April 2018.

“Bridging the Gap between Ocean Acidification Impacts and Economic Valuation: From Sciences to Solutions,” Centre Scientifique de Monaco and IAEA, October 2017.