Dr. Charbel Bassil joined the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University in August 2021 as an Associate Professor of Economics. Previously, he was a full-time associate professor at Notre Dame University in Lebanon. At NDU he was the chair of the Department of Economics between 2017 and 2019. He has a PhD in Economics from Cergy Pontoise University in France. He has been employed as a Teaching Assistant at Cergy-Pontoise University from 2005 till 2008. Between 2008 and 2010 he was a part time lecturer at the same university. Charbel Bassil is an applied economist, especially interested in applied time series, tourism economics, political economy of terrorism and financial economics. He has been able to publish a number of journal articles in international peer reviewed journals like Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Economics, Current Issues in Tourism, Research in International Business and Finance and others. Dr. Bassil is also a Research Fellow affiliated to the Economic Research Forum.