Dr. Leila Dagher

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Dr. Leila Dagher


Dr Leila Dagher is Assistant to the President for Public Policy and Associate Professor of Economics at the Lebanese American University (LAU) and has been an adjunct lecturer at the George Washington University since 2016. She currently serves as an editor for Energy Policy, as well as on the editorial boards for Finance Research Letters, Management Decision, and Utilities Policy. 

Dr Dagher is a regular participant in academic and policy debates. Her research applies her econometric knowledge to the areas of energy, environmental, and financial economics with a focus on producing policy-relevant studies. She has published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles. 

Her work has appeared in leading academic journals such as the Energy Journal, Resources Policy, Energy Economics and in more widely accessible forums. Dr Dagher received her Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut and her Ph.D in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. Before joining the LAU, Dr Dagher had taught for 15 years at the American University of Beirut with several visiting stints including Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.