I finished my Ph.D. in Economics at Cergy Pontoise University - France - in July 2010. From 2005 till 2008 I was employed as a Teaching Assistant at Cergy - Pontoise University. Between 2008 and 2010 I was a part time lecturer at the same university. Now I am an Assistant Professor at Notre Dame University in Lebanon.
At Cergy Pontoise University I taught macroeconomics, econometrics, and public economics for undergraduate and time series econometrics and advanced econometrics for graduate classes. At Notre Dame University I teach principles of macroeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics and microeconomics, fundamentals of micro and macro, econometrics, development economics, political economy and a seminar in time series. My teaching experience have afforded me the opportunity to be familiar with a wide range of topics and varying levels of academic ability.
My fields of interest are Development Economics, Tourism and Terrorism, Finance and Economic Growth, Terrorism and Economic Growth. I am an applied economist rather than a theoretician.
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What I think about economics
Economy is part of most of the daily life's matters. Economic questions are present in all life's aspects and interest all social categories. Thus, economy is important in every daily decision that we may take. In my lectures I manage to relate the theory with the reality. I believe that stressing on the connection between the world of theories and the world of realities makes economics more interesting.
I believe in applied work. We must let the data talk. I believe that econometrics is interesting to test the robustness of the theory. Economist should not be afraid from math but math by itself won't be sufficient. What he needs is a combination of critical thinking and math skills. To understand an empirical investigation or a theoretical result; economist should understand the economic contexts and be aware of the facts at that period. Thus, economic history is very important. A good economist must be updated and be aware of changes to propose solutions to economic problems. I do not think that economist should make predictions and expectations because economy is more a discipline than a real science. We cannot predict the behaviour of an economic agent because he is not all the time rational.