Fadhel Kaboub is President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and Associate Professor of economics at Denison University. His research focuses on the Political Economy of the Middle East and the fiscal and monetary policy dimensions of job creation programs. He is a widely published author and his recent work has been presented at many prestigious institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, Cornell University, Columbia University, Sorbonne University, and the National University of Singapore. Some of his recent media commentaries on employment, development, finance, and the Middle East economies have appeared in the Financial Times, Al-Ahram Weekly, Radio France Internationale, National Public Radio, New Inquiry, BBC Mundo, Carta Maior, Diwan TV, Saudi Gazette, Le Quotidien, and La Presse.
Kaboub earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tunis, and his Master’s and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Before settling at Denison University in 2008, Kaboub taught at Simon’s Rock College of Bard (Massachusetts) and at Drew University (New Jersey) where he also directed the Wall Street Semester Program. Kaboub also held a number of research affiliations with the Levy Economics Institute (NY), the Economic Research Forum (Cairo), the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (Massachusetts), and the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (Missouri). Kaboub’s recent publications include:
“Do Prevailing Wage Laws Increase Total Construction Costs?” (with Michael Kelsay), Review of Keynesian Economics, Vol. 2 (April 2014): 189-206.
“The Fiscal Cliff Mythology and the Full Employment Alternative: An Affordable and Productive Plan,” Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 45 (September 2013): 305-314.
“The End of Neoliberalism? An Institutional Analysis of the Arab Uprisings,” Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 47 (June 2013): 533-543.
“The Making of the Tunisian Revolution,” Middle East Development Journal, Vol. 5 (March 2013).
“The Low Cost of Full Employment in the United States,” in Mathew Forstater and Michael Murray (eds.), The Job Guarantee: Toward True Full Employment, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
“From Neoliberalism to Social Justice: The Feasibility of Full Employment in Tunisia,” Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 44 (September 2012): 305-312.
“Understanding and Preventing Financial Instability: Post Keynesian Institutionalism and Government as Employer of Last Resort,” in Charles Whalen (ed.), Financial Instability and Economic Security after the Great Recession, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2011: 77-92.
Kaboub can be reached at kaboubf@Binzagr-Institute.org.