Sami Atallah

Sami Atallah
Sami Atallah is currently the Executive Director of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), an independent think tank based in Beirut. Prior to that, he served as a consultant for the World Bank, the European Union and the UNDP in Syria and Saudi Arabia. He also served as an advisor for the Lebanese Ministries of Finance, Industry, and Interior and Municipalities, as well as in the Prime Minister’s Office. He published several papers with the LCPS on industrial policy, budget policy, decentralization, and the competitiveness of Lebanese firms.  One of his  recent publications is a book chapter entitled “The Gulf region: Beyond oil and wars – the role of history and geopolitics in explaining autocracy” published by Routledge. Mr. Atallah is an economist, currently pursuing a PhD in Politics at New York University. He holds two masters degrees, one in International and Development Economics from Yale University and the other in Quantitative Methods from Columbia University.  



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