Popular grievances and perceptions of socioeconomic conditions in the Arab region prior to the uprisings (with Melani Cammett) –forthcoming in Middle East Development Journal.
The health, financial and distributional consequences of an increase in the tobacco excise tax on smokers in Lebanon: an extended cost effectiveness analysis (with Stephane Verguet and Elizabeth Brouwer) — in Social Science and Medicine, Volume 170, December 2016, 161-169.
The relationship between camp-level relative deprivation and self-rated health among Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon (with Sawsan Abdulrahim) — in Social Science and Medicine-Population Health, volume 2, December 2016, 317-326.
Food insufficiency and food insecurity as risk factors for physical disability among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: evidence from an observational study (with Hala Ghattas) — in Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4, 655-662, 2016.
Who’s been left behind? Why sustainable development goals fail the Arab world (with Abbas El-Zein, Jocelyn DeJong, Philippe Fargues, Adam Hanieh and Helen Lackner) — viewpoint in The Lancet, Volume 388, No. 10040, 207-210, July 2016.
Income inequality and the composition of public debt — Journal of Economic Studies, Volume 42, Issue 5, 821-837, 2015.
The effect of taxation on tobacco consumption and public revenues in Lebanon (with Rima Nakkash, Jad Chaaban and Hala Alaouie) Tobacco Control, Volume 24, 77-81, 2015.
The cost of tobacco on the Lebanese economy (with Jad Chaaban and Nadia Naamani) in Substance Use and Misuse, Volume 49, Issue 6, 735-742, 2014.
Disability and food insufficiency in the Palestinian refugee population in Lebanon: a household survey (with Nuha Nuwayri-Salti and Hala Ghattas), abstract published in The Lancet, Volume 382, Special Issue S31, 5 December 2013.
Poverty and the livelihoods of UNHCR registered refugees in Lebanon (with Jad Chaaban, Karin Seyfert and Gheed El Makkaoui) Refugee Survey Quarterly, Volume 32, Issue 1, 24-49, 2013.
The political economy of attracting public funds: the case of Lebanon (with Jad Chaaban) International Journal of Development and Conflict, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2012.
Natural-resource wealth: elbow grease or fuel for poverty Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Volume 167, Number 3, 536-556, 2011.
The role of sectarianism in the allocation of public expenditure in post-war Lebanon (with Jad Chaaban) International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Volume 42, Issue 4, 637-655, 2010.
The impact of a rise in VAT on equity and welfare in Lebanon: a microeconomic assessment (with Jad Chaaban) Middle East Development Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2010.
Health equity in Lebanon: a microeconomic analysis (with Jad Chaaban and Firas Raad) International Journal of Equity in Health, Volume 9, Issue 11, 2010.
Relative deprivation and mortality in South Africa Social Science and Medicine, Volume 70, Issue 5, 720-728, 2010.