Associate Professor of Economics and Int'l Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, June, 2011 - Present
Associate Professor of Economics, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, October, 2010 - May, 2011
Assistant Professor of Economics, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, September, 2003 - September, 2010)
Visiting Research Scientist, University of North Texas, Center for Economic Development and Research, June, 2002 - August, 2003
Assistant Professor, University of Nuremberg, Germany, July, 1999 - April, 2002
Post-doctoral research fellow, University of North Texas, Center for Economic Development and Research, June, 1998 - May, 1999
Instructor of Economics and Doctoral Student of Economics, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, October, 1992 - March, 1998
Published in journals listed in the Rankings of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) or the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC):Did 9/11 change the New York state of mind? Lessons from NYC’s Leisure and Hospitality Labour Market (with Rebecca LeFebvre). Tourism Economics, Vol. 20, Number 4, August 2014, pp. 831-848. Food Price Crisis, Poverty, and Inequality (with Luc Noiset). The Developing Economies, Volume 51, Issue 3, September 2013, 303–320.
Legitimacy and Market Development Risks of Sovereign Wealth Funds (with Michael Hanna), International Journal of Public Policy, Vol. 9, No. 4/5/6, 2013, 400-415.
Social versus conservative democracies and homicide rates (with Luc Noiset), International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 40 (4), 2013, pp.292 - 310.
An Explorative Study in Qualitative Regime Transitions (with Lana Salman and Hania Bekdash). Journal of International Development, 24(2), 2012, 152-166.
Economic and Geopolitical Dimensions of Renewable vs. Nuclear Energy in North Africa (with Lana Salman). Energy Policy, Elsevier, 39(8), 2011, 4479-4489.
Potentials of Democratization, Demilitarization, Industrialization, and Contraception (with Joanna Nasr). Journal of Economic Studies, 36(3), 2009, 236-249.
Development against all Odds? The Case of Lebanon (with Samir Makdisi). Review of Middle Eastern Economics and Finance, 4(3), 2008, Article 4.
Resource Mobilization Climates in the World (with Joanna Nasr). Journal of Developing Areas, 41(2), 2008, 27-43.
Externalities, International Policy Cooperation and Systems Competition. Global Business and Economics Review, 6(1), 2004, 171-183.
Why do Politicians in Developed Nations Prefer Foreign Trade Policy to Income Redistribution to Counteract Income inequality Resulting from Globalization? Global Business and Economics Review, 2(2), 2000, 235-245.
Other:"Even it Up," Eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der Oxfam-Studie, Die Politische Meinung, Zeitschrift für Politik, Gesellschaft, Religion und Kultur, Ausgabe (Issue) 532, 2015, 44-47.
From Armed Conflict to Disaster Vulnerability (with Luc Noiset and Eddie Mienie), Disaster Management and Prevention, Vol. 24, Issue 1, 2015, 53-69.
Pancasila – Roadblock or Pathway to Economic Development? (with Maureen Wilson), Journal of Applied Economics in Developing Countries, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2014, p. 1-13 (published by University of Sebelas Maret,Java, Indonesia).
The Social Market Economy – Assembled in Germany, Not Made in Germany!, The EuroAtlantic Union Review: Vol. 1 - No. 0/2014, 77-114.
Does Initial Inequality Prevent Trade Development? A Political-Economy Approach (with Nagham Sayour). Trade and Development Review, 2(2), 2009, 93-105.
Consenso de Washington vs. Economía Social de Mercado (with Joerg Winterberg). Dialogo Politico, 26(1), 2009, 99-131.
What does General System Theory say about Economic Transition? Central European Political Science Review, 5(17), 2004, 6-13.