Wassim Shahin, PhD

Dr. Wassim Shahin is the Dean of the Adnan Kassar School of Business, a professor of economics, and the President of the Middle East Economics Association. He previously served as assistant provost for special external projects. He was also the founding dean of the Adnan Kassar School of Business on Byblos campus from 1996 to 2011.

Dr. Shahin is a board member of the National Institute for the Guarantee of Deposits, KAFALAT, and is also a consultant for private banks on issues of risk management, regulation, anti-money laundering, and counter-financing of terrorism.

He is a research fellow in the Economic Research Forum, a current member of the editorial boards of several journals of economics and a previously elected member of the Board of Directors of the Middle-East Economics Association. Many of his writings and research addressed banking and monetary policy with several articles apply to Lebanon and the Middle-East. He is mostly cited for co-authoring academic articles developing mathematical models to combat terrorism and illegal criminal activities and is the founding editor of the academic journal Review of Middle-East Economics and Finance.

Before joining the Adnan Kassar School of Business, he held tenured and visiting positions at Indiana University, where he earned his doctorate.
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