Dr. Hassan Sherry


Hassan Sherry is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lebanese American University (LAU). He holds a PhD in Economics from SOAS, University of London, an MSc in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester (UoM), and a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut (AUB). His professional background includes both academia and research-based advocacy. Prior to joining LAU, Hassan worked at the Arab NGO Network for Development in the capacity of Research Officer, and at Carnegie Middle East Centre in the capacity of Research Assistant.

Teaching Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Economic Development
  • Political Economy
  • Economics of the Middle East

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing and export competitiveness
  • Industrial innovation and upgrading
  • Global value chains
  • Problems of Industrialisation in Resource-Rich Countries
  • IMF and World Bank Structural Adjustment Programs in the MENA region

Selected Publications

Book Chapters/Conference Papers

  • Sherry, H., 2021. Aligning Business with Sustainable Development, the Case of the Food & Beverages Sector in Lebanon. Arab NGO Network for Development.
  • Sherry, H., 2017. Debunking the Myth of a Changing IMF: Unpacking Conditionality in the Arab Region Post-Uprisings. Arab NGO Network for Development.
  •  Zaid, A., Sherry, H., El-Badrawi, M., and Haber, J., 2014. Arab Uprisings & Social Justice: Implications of IMF Subsidy Reform Policies. Arab NGO Network for Development, Egyptian Center for Economic & Social Rights and New America Foundation.
  • Sherry, H., 2014. Post-war Lebanon and the influence of international financial institutions: A “Merchant Republic”. Civil Society Knowledge Center.

Working Papers/Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Sherry, H., and El-Khalili, M., 2022. The Determinants of Firm-Level Exports in Egypt: The Case of the Textiles Industry. Submitted.
  • Sherry, H., 2022. Export Upgrading in Lebanon: The Case of the Machinery and Equipment Sub-Sector. Submitted.