The survival of Lebanon’s political elites is highly dependent on the wellbeing of the economy. Why then do they delay necessary reform to avoid crisis? This column examines the role of politically connected firms in delaying much-needed economic stabilisation policies.
Sami AtallahDirector of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS)
Sami Atallah, who is trained in economics and political science, is the director of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS). He is currently leading several policy studies on the governance of the gas sector, electoral behavior, monitoring the Parliament and political parties, economic diversification, and decentralization and service delivery.