Dr. Tania Kallab


Tania Kallab is an Adjunct assistant professor at the Lebanese American University who holds two Masters degrees in Economics and Business research from the Ecole Superieure Des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) and from Universite Cergypontoise, France, as well as a PhD degree in Business administration/ Economics from ESSEC. She has over 8 years’ experience teaching and research in both academic and non-academic institutions.

Tania has been holding the current position for five years and is actively engaged in research, teaching, and services within the school of business and the department of economics. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political and institutional economy and economic development and recently entrepreneurship.

She is a regular participant in local and international conferences, council meetings and a keynote speaker in several panels. She lectured on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, business economics financial accounting at LAU, Holy Spirit University, Lebanese University, and economics of organization and management, masters level business economics, special topics in economics and international economics related to the mediating role of institutions in the success or failure of nations, as well as BoP, CA deficits and debt sustainability, analysis of fiscal, monetary and growth policies.

Aside from her academic experience Tania has been engaged in high impact consultancy projects including ones for the Ministry of Economy and the Chamber of Trade as part of the ministry economics experts’ team, in which she contributed to the development of a policy plan to boost Lebanese exports. She is also a regular mentor and trainer with LEDA/ MERCY CORPS providing individuals from marginal communities’ trainings and mentorship programs on how to pursue their career path. She also is the economic officer of OPES where she recently contributed to a research study on the role of delineation of Lebanese maritime borders on the Lebanese economy and worked on two consultancy projects with the Talentlab preparing educative interviews and delivering a panel on the role of micro tourism and cultural heritage in boosting the Lebanese economy under crisis. She was also recently assigned as the Chief Resilience officer for Byblos as part of the Global Resilient Cities Network

Research Interests

  • Economic History
  • International economics
  • Economics of institutions and development
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Trade

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economics of organizations and management
  • Economic development
  • International economics
  • Economics of institutions

Selected Publications

OPES research paper (2021). Impact of Lebanese borders delineation on the economic sector. https://www.opeslb.org/papers/Economic.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3cLkHR0_e9AmBrElLPdAUhCaXmpNRUDXxjqlxDKPTtg4uAQ8KLsSK8Xsk
Kallab T. & Terra C. (2020) The colonial exports pattern, institutions and current economic performance, Journal of Economic Studies. https://doi.org/10.1108/JES-06-2020-0266
El Kallab, T. & Terra, C. (2018) French Colonial Trade Patterns and European Settlements, Comparative Economic Studies, 60: 291. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41294-017-0040-6 
El Kallab, T. (2018). French colonial trade patterns: facts and impacts. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Volume13(1), 15-30.
El Kallab, T., & Salloum, C. (2017). Educational Attainment, Financial Support and Job Creation across Lebanese Social Entrepreneurships. Entrepreneurship Research Journal.
El Kallab, T. (2016).100 resilient cities project. Resilient Byblos: Connecting with our past, creating our future (https://www.arup.com/perspectives/publications/research/section/resilient-byblos)
Kallab T. (2021) Political connections, institutional deteriorations, and economic growth, Journal of Business Venturing. Under review