Fifth International Conference on the
Economics and Finance of the Middle East and North Africa

MAY 29-30, 2003 • Byblos, Lebanon

The School of Business at the Lebanese American University in association with the Middle East Chapter of the Middle East Economic Association (MEEA) is holding its 5th international conference on the Economics and Finance of the Middle East and North Africa on May 29-30, 2003, in Byblos, Lebanon. Papers in all areas of economics and finance with applications to the Middle East and North Africa are solicited. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Poverty and income distribution
  • Fiscal policy
  • Macroeconomic stabilization and structural adjustment
  • Business cycles and fluctuations
  • Urban economics
  • Health and environmental economics
  • Economics of Women and Minorities
  • Political economy
  • Globalization and trade
  • Regional economic integration
  • Role of banks, financial institutions and central banks in economic activity
  • Structure and development of financial markets
  • Banking structure and performance
  • Asset-liability risk management
  • Financial instability and the macro-economy
  • Stock markets
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial factors and business cycles
  • Restructuring financial systems
  • Redesigning and reforming regulatory policies
  • Monetary policy
  • Banking crisis
  • Currency crisis
  • Instruments of monetary management
  • International transmission of financial market volatility
  • Globalization of financial markets
  • Regional monetary unions
  • Debt, financial stability and public policy

Deadline for submission: March 15, 2003.
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2003.

Papers presented to the conference may be submitted for consideration for publication in the internationally refereed journal Review of Middle-East Economics and Finance, published by Taylor and Francis. Partial funding for travel and accommodation for the conference duration is available. For more information and submission of abstracts (approximately 200 words) or full papers by e-mail (as Word or PDF attachments):

Dr. Salpie Djoundourian, Conference Co-Chair
Lebanese American University
P.O. Box 36
Byblos, Lebanon