Author Archives: Kamal Hamdan

Analysis of recent inflation using the Consumer Price Index

Analysis of recent inflation using the Consumer Price Index

Reading Time: 6 minutes In October 2019, following years of dysfunctional public policies, Lebanon entered the vortex of an unprecedented collapse. This was evidenced by, among other indicators, a further dramatic decline in economic growth rates, exceptional primary deficits and a negative balance of payments, a banking sector in crisis, and the emergence of a parallel foreign exchange (FX)

Lebanon needs a new census

Reading Time: 3 minutes As part of Executive’s ‘10 Ways to Save Lebanon’ issue, we asked leading experts from a range of fields to put the case for one major policy for the country. In this article, pollster Kamal Hamdan puts the case for a new census.   No wonder Lebanon is falling behind. In a world racing towards

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