Dr. Salpie Djoundourian


Salpie Djoundourian is currently the Associate Dean and an associate professor of economics at the Adnan Kassar School of Business. She served from 2005-2008 as the chair of the departments of economics and management. Djoundourian holds a PhD in Economics from Louisiana State University, an MSc in Economics and a BS in International Trade and Finance. 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 sectors. Her research appeared in Public Choice, Environment, Development and Sustainability and Transportation Research, among others.

Teaching Interests

  • Public Finance and Public Choice
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Data Analysis

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics: Production and Cost Efficiency
  • Environmental Planning and Management
  • Family Business Planning

Selected Publications

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

Djoundourian, S. (2011). Environmental Movement in the Arab WorldEnvironment, Development and Sustainability, 13(4), 743-758. 

Djoundourian, S. (2009). Environmental Movement in LebanonEnvironment, Development and Sustainability, 11(2), 427-438. 

Djoundourian, S. & Raad, E. (2008). Efficiency of Commercial banks in LebanonInternational Journal of Financial Services Management, 3(2), 105-123.

Fahed-Sreih, J. & Djoundourian, S.(2006). Determinants of Longevity and Success in Lebanese Family Businesses: An Exploratory StudyFamily Business Review, 19(3), 225-234.

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 D, 6(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.