Riad al Khouri

Visiting Scholar
Middle East Center

Riad al Khouri is an economist specializing in the Middle East and North Africa region. He has undertaken extensive research on regional trade and political economy, among other topics, and writes widely about development issues. He taught economics at the American University in Beirut (AUB) and Beirut University College (now the Lebanese American University) and worked as a consultant for the European Commission, ESCWA, GTZ, ILO, IOM, OPEC Fund, UNDP, UNIDO, USAID, and the World Bank, among many other public sector organizations, as well as for numerous private firms.

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Riad al Khouri is an economist specializing in the Middle East and North Africa region. He has undertaken extensive research on regional trade and political economy, among other topics, and writes widely about development issues. He taught economics at the American University in Beirut (AUB) and Beirut University College (now the Lebanese American University) and worked as a consultant for the European Commission, ESCWA, GTZ, ILO, IOM, OPEC Fund, UNDP, UNIDO, USAID, and the World Bank, among many other public sector organizations, as well as for numerous private firms.

Selected Publications: Trade Policies in Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia ( World Bank/ERF, Washington and Cairo 2000); Jordanian-Syrian Economic Relations (Arab Bank, Geneva 2001); Qualifying Industrial Zones (Royal Scientific Society, Amman 2002); Copyright Industries in Jordan (WIPO, Geneva 2004); Arab Migration Patterns: the Mashreq (IOM/League of Arab States, Geneva and Cairo 2004); Arab Mashreq Migration and Labor Market Segmentation (IOM, Geneva 2005); The Future of Democracy in Lebanon (Complutense U, Madrid 2006); National Security Issues in Euro-Med and US FTA Agreements in the Middle East (St. Gallen U, St. Gallen 2007)

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  • Kuwait: Rentierism Revisited

    Kuwait: Rentierism Revisited

    Kuwait remains a classic rentier state, living on natural resources alone and unwilling or unable to diversify, reform, democratize, or otherwise change for the better. If anything, the emirate should be wallowing deeper in autocracy as state dependence on oil rises. Yet the politics of the country belie this.

Education

M.Litt. Oxford University; B.A. American University in Beirut

Languages
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

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