Author: Mounir Rached

Dr. Mounir Rached is the President of the Lebanese Economic Association. He is a Lecturer at the American University of Beirut and a former economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.

Turkish powerships would provide a quick and less costly solution to the Lebanese electricity crisis. (Wisdom Events)
Buying electricity from Turkish ships would quickly solve Lebanon’s crisis

Purchasing electricity from Turkish ships would solve Lebanon’s crisis by quickly generating more energy, saving billions of dollars, and leading to significant economic growth.

Hands of a man counting a stack of 50,000 Lebanese liras in an exchange shop in Beirut
This isn’t Greece: On Lebanon’s fiscal deficit, debt cuts, and reform

The president of the Lebanese Economic Association discusses the fiscal deficit, why the Greek analogy is flawed, media claims of debt restructuring in Lebanon, and the need for reform.

Lebanon’s outlook with Cedre-Paris 4

Lebanon could face serious fiscal deterioration as a result of having access to Cedre pledges and other loans under the umbrella of the Global Concessionary Financing Facility (GCFF)

How To Contain Lebanon’s Rising Debt And Improve Government Finances

With a combination of spending streamlining and revenue raising measures, Lebanon can halt the slippage in fiscal finances, and revert into a more solid and sustainable fiscal position.

Will The Lebanese Lira Crumble in 2018?

The risks of collapse for Lebanon’s national currency evaluated in 7 key points by one of Lebanon top macro economists.