Faculty and Staff

Dr. Walid Marrouch

Professor, and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies & Research


Dr. Walid Marrouch is a Professor of Economics and the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies & Research at the Lebanese American University (LAU). He served as the Associate Chairperson of the Department of Economics at LAU’s Adnan Kassar School of Business between 2012 and 2018. He first joined LAU in 2009 as Assistant Professor of Economics. Between 2007 and 2009, he was part-time Lecturer at HEC Montréal, from which he received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics in 2009. He also holds an M.A. in Economics from Concordia University.

In addition to his involvement in academic research, he has conducted consultancy work for a number of international organizations such as the UNDP, ILO, and ESCWA. His contribution to public policy also includes frequent participation in expert group meetings and appearances in local and regional media outlets. He is also a Fellow at the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) and The Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey (ERF).

Teaching Interests

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Chapter in Book

Benchekroun, H., Marrouch, W., & Ray Chaudhuri, A.(2017). Adaptation technology and free-riding incentives in international environmental agreements. In: Economics of International Environmental Agreements: A Critical Approach, O. Kayalca, S. Cagatay and H. Mihci (eds.), chapter 11, 204-228, Routledge U.K.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Hashem, I. & Marrouch, W. (2023). Polluting Resource Extraction and Climate Risk, Natural Resource Modeling, 36(1), e12354.‎ 

Abdul Baki, G. & Marrouch, W. (2022). Environmental taxation in the Bertrand differentiated duopoly: New insights, Resource and Energy Economics 70, 101329.

Fakih, A., Makdissi, P., Marrouch, W., Tabri, R., & Yazbeck, M. (2022). A stochastic dominance test under survey nonresponse with an application to comparing trust levels in Lebanese public institutionsJournal of Econometrics, 228(2), 342-358.

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

Marrouch, W., & Sayour, N. (2021). Hedonic housing prices and environmental quality in LebanonInternational Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 14(5), 953-968.

Dibeh, G., Fakih, A., Marrouch W., & Matar, G. (2021). Who cares about environmental quality in the MENA region?Social Indicators Research, 157(2), 603-629.

Dibeh, G., Fakih, A., & Marrouch, W. (2020). Tourism–growth nexus under duress: Lebanon during the Syrian crisisTourism Economics, 26(3), 353-370.

Dibeh, G., Fakih, A. & Marrouch, W. (2019). Labor Market and Institutional Drivers of Youth Irregular Migration in the Middle East and North Africa RegionJournal of Industrial Relations, 61(2), 225-251.

Coutts, A., Daoud, A., Fakih, A., Marrouch, W., & Reinsberg, B. (2019). Guns and butter? Military expenditure and health spending on the eve of the Arab SpringDefence and Peace Economics, 30(2), 227-237.

Dibeh, G., Fakih, A. & Marrouch W. (2018). Decision to Emigrate Amongst the Youth in Lebanon.International Migration, 56(1), 5-22. (Lead Article)

Lazkano, I., Marrouch W. & Nkuiya, B. (2016). Adaptation to Climate Change: How does Heterogeneity in Adaptation Costs Affect Climate Coalitions?Environment and Development Economics, 21(6), 812-838.

Marrouch, W. & Ray Chaudhuri, A.(2016). International Environmental Agreements: Doomed to Fail or Destined to Succeed? A Review of the LiteratureInternational Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 9(3-4), 245-319.

Nkuiya, B., Marrouch, W. & Bahel, E. (2015). International Environmental Agreements under Endogenous Uncertainty.Journal of Public Economic Theory, 17(5), 752-772. 

Bahel, E., Marrouch, W. & Gaudet, G. (2013). The Economics of Oil, Biofuel and Food Commodities. Resource and Energy Economics, 35(4), 599-617. 

Leroux, J. & Marrouch, W. (2012). Bargaining with Linked Disagreement Points. Strategic Behavior and the Environment, 2(3), 259-277.

Marrouch, W. & Sinclair-Desgagné, B. (2012). Emission Taxes when Pollution Depends on Location. Environment and Development Economics, 17(4), 433-443.

Ben Sita, B., Marrouch, W. & Abosedra, S. (2012). Short-Run Price and Income Elasticity of Gasoline Demand: Evidence from Lebanon. Energy Policy, 46, 109-115.