Dr. Walid Marrouch


Dr. Walid Marrouch was appointed Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies & Research in January 2019. He is an associate professor of economics and served as associate chair of the Department of Economics at Adnan Kassar School of Business between 2012 and 2019. 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 a PhD in Applied Economics in 2009. He also holds an MA in Economics from Concordia University.
In addition to his involvement in academic research, he has conducted consultancy work for a number of international organizations. He is also a Fellow at the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) in Montreal, Canada and The Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey (ERF). 

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Economic Problems and Policy Analysis
  • Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Business Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Environmental and Resource Economics

Research Interests

  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Applied Game Theory
  • Development Economics

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

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

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

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

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