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Paul Makdissi, Ph.D.

Professor / Professeur titulaire

Department of Economics / Département de science économique

University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa

(613) 562-5800 extension / poste 4897

paul.makdissi@uottawa.ca

EconPapers profile

I am the editor of the NEP-ARA Blog that proposes discussion on the latest research in the Economics of the Middle East and North Africa region


Current fields of research / Domaines de recherche

Papers under review / Articles en évaluation

Published papers / Articles publiés

Graduate student supervision / Encadrement d'étudiants gradués

Courses taught at the University of Ottawa / Cours enseignés à l'Université d'Ottawa

 

 

Current fields of research / Domaines de recherche

Socioeconomic health inequalities / Inégalités socioéconomiques de santé

Distribution and redistribution of income / Distribution et redistribution du revenu

Public economics / Économie publique

Development economics / Économie du développement

 

 

Papers under review / Articles en évaluation

Makdissi, P. and M. Yazbeck, On the Measurement of Plutonomism. revised and resubmitted to Social Choice and Welfare.

Makdissi, P. and M. Yazbeck, Robust Wagstaff Orderings of Distributions of Self-Reported Health Status.

Makdissi, P. and S. Mussard, Between-Group Transfers and Poverty-Reducing Tax Reforms.

Makdissi, P., M. Yazbeck and H. Coldeboeuf, A Fuzzy Approach to the Measurement of Leakages for North American Health Systems.

Makdissi, P. and M. Yazbeck, Avoiding Blindness to Health Status: A New Class of Health Achievement and Inequality Indices.

 

 

Published papers / Articles publiés

Makdissi, P. and M. Yazbeck (2014), Measuring Socioeconomic Health Inequalities in Presence of Multiple Categorical Information, Journal of Health Economics, 34, 84-95.

Duclos, J.-Y., P. Makdissi and A. Araar (2014), Pro-Poor Tax Reforms, With an Application to Mexico, International Tax and Public Finance, 21, 87-118.

Makdisssi, P., D. Sylla and M. Yazbeck (2013), Decomposing Socioeconomic Health Inequality in Presence of Multiple Categorical Information, Economic Modelling, 35, 964-968.

Berenger, V., F. Bresson, P. Makdissi et M. Yazbeck (2013), Regional and Sectoral Distribution of Poverty in Lebanon, 2004, in Berenger, V. and F. Bresson (eds.), Poverty and Social Exclusion Around the Mediterranean Sea, Series: Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being, Springer; 109-141.

Bibi, S., P. Makdissi and M. Yazbeck (2012), Equivalence Scales and Housing Deprivation Orderings: An Example Using Lebanese Data, Applied Economics, Vol. 44, No. 7, 853-866. 

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2012), Gini Decomposition and Gini Income Elasticity Under Income Variability, Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 64, No. 2, 184-191.

Brochu, P., P. Makdissi et L. Taohan (2011), Le Québec champion canadien de la lutte contre la pauvreté, dans M. Fahmy (ed.), L'état du Québec 2011, 91-102, Boréal.

Makdissi, P. and M. Yazbeck (2011), Assessing the Redistributive Impact of Higher Education Tuition Fees Reforms: The Case of Québec, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 18, 143-147.

Makdissi, P. and S. Mussard (2011), Rank Dependant Measures of Bi-Polarization and Marginal Tax Reforms, in J. Deutsch and J. Silber (eds.), The Measurement of Individual Well-Being and Group Inequalities: Essays in Memory of Z.M. Berrebi, 110-126, Routledge.

Makdissi, P. et M. Audet (2010), La pauvreté chez les jeunes de 0 à 17 ans au Québec: Une perspective comparative, Recherches sociographiques, Vol. 51, No. 1-2, 103-123. 

Araar, A., J.-Y. Duclos, M. Audet and P. Makdissi (2009), Pro-Poor Economies and Statistical Robustness : Evidences Using Mexican Data, Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 55, No. 4, 853-881.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2009),  Can Risk Averse Competitive Input Providers Serve Farmers Efficiently in Developing Countries?, Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial OrganizationVol. 7, No. 1, Article 4.

Audet, M. and P. Makdissi (2009), Assessing the Impact of Historical Changes in Social Protection on Poverty in Canada, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 16, No. 5, 523-526.

Duclos, J.-Y., P. Makdissi and Q. Wodon (2008), Socially-Improving Tax Reforms, International Economic Review, Vol. 49, No. 4,  1505-1537.

Makdissi, P. and S. Mussard (2008), Analyzing the Impact of Indirect Tax Reforms on Rank Dependant Social Welfare Functions: A Positional Dominance Approach, Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 30, No. 3, 385-399.

Makdissi, P. and S. Mussard (2008), Decomposition of s-Concentration Curves, Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 41, No. 4, 1312-1328.

Audet, M., D. Boccanfuso and P. Makdissi (2008), A Model of Horizontal Inequality, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 15, No.6, 469-471.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2007), Poverty-Reducing and Welfare-Improving Marginal Public Price and Price Cap Reforms, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 9, No. 4, 683-698.

Makdissi, P. (2007), Politiques publiques et pauvreté : une approche par dominance stochastique, Cahiers du MECAS, Vol. 3, No. 2, 28-40.

Audet, M., D. Boccanfuso and P. Makdissi (2007), Food Subsidies and Poverty in Egypt: Analysis of Program Reform using Stochastic Dominance, Journal of Development and Economic Policies, Vol. 9, No. 2, 57-79.

Audet, M., P. Makdissi, A. Araar and J.-Y. Duclos (2007), Pro-Poor Food Taxation and Subsidy Reforms in Mexico, Revista Perspectivas Sociales/Social Perspectives, Vol. 9, No. 1, 49-63.

Araar, A., J.-Y. Duclos, M. Audet and P. Makdissi (2007), Has Mexican Growth Been Pro-Poor?, Revista Perspectivas Sociales/Social Perspectives, Vol. 9, No. 1, 17-47.

Duclos, J.-Y. and P. Makdissi (2007), Restricted Inequality and Relative Poverty, Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 14, 255-280.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2006), Fuel Poverty and Access to Electricity: Comparing Households When They Differ in Needs, Applied Economics, Vol. 38, No. 9, 1071-1078.

Makdissi, P., Y. Therrien et  Q. Wodon (2006), L'impact des transferts publics et des taxes sur la pauvreté au Canada et aux États-Unis, Actualité économique - Revue d'analyse économique, Vol. 82, No. 3, 377-394.

Audet, M., D. Boccanfuso et P. Makdissi (2006), L'impact de la proposition conservatrice de réforme du financement des services de garde sur la pauvreté et l'inégalité au Québec, Interventions économiques, No. 34, Article 9.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2006), Defining and Measuring Extreme Poverty, Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 13, 325-340.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2006), Environmental Regulation and Economic Growth under Education Externalities, Journal of Economic Development, Vol. 31, No. 1, 45-51.

Duclos, J.-Y., P. Makdissi and Q. Wodon (2005), Poverty-Dominant Transfer Programs: The Role of Targeting and Allocation Rules, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 77, No. 1, 53-73.

Duclos, J.-Y., P. Makdissi and Q. Wodon (2005), Poverty-Reducing Tax Reforms with Heterogeneous Agents, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 7, No. 1, 107-116.

Duclos, J.-Y. and P. Makdissi (2005), Sequential Stochastic Dominance and the Robustness of Poverty Orderings, Review of Income et Wealth, Vol. 51, No. 1, 63-87.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2005), The Impact on Farmers of the Privatization of Integrated Agricultural Monopsonies, Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization,Vol. 3, No. 2, Article 7.

Duclos, J.-Y. and P. Makdissi (2004), Restricted et Unrestricted Dominance for Welfare, Inequality and Poverty Orderings, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 6, No.1, 145-164.

Hung, N. M. and P. Makdissi (2004), Escaping the Poverty Trap in a Developing Rural Economy, Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 37, No. 1, 123-139.

Cruces, G. , P. Makdissi and Q. Wodon (2004), Poverty Measurement Under Risk Aversion Using Panel Data, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Contribution, Vol. 3, No. 1, Article 13.

Makdissi, P. et C. Téjédo (2004), Un effet externe positif à l'embauche : l'amélioration de la connaissance de la qualité des travailleurs, Revue économique, Vol. 55, No. 1, 93-102.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2004), Robust Comparisons of Natural Resources Depletion Indices, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1-9.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2004), Fuzzy Targeting Indices and Orderings, Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 56, No. 1, 41-51. 

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2004), Migration, Poverty and Housing in Honduras, Estudios de Economía, Vol. 31, No.1, 5-20.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon, (2004), Measuring Poverty Reduction and Targeting Performance Under Multiple Government Programs, Review of Development Economics, Vol. 8, No. 4, 573-582.

Hung, N. M. and P. Makdissi (2003), Infantile Mortality and Fertility Decisions in a Stochastic Environment, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1-9.

Makdissi, P. (2003), La décroissance démographique: Pourquoi pas?, Revue d'économie politique, Vol. 113, No. 3, 403-414.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2003), Risk-Adjusted Measures of Wage Inequality and Safety Nets, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1-10.

Makdissi, P. and Q. Wodon (2002), Consumption Dominance Curves: Testing for the Impact of Indirect Tax Reforms on Poverty, Economics Letters, Vol. 75, No. 2,  227-235.

Makdissi, P. et Y. Groleau (2002), Que pouvons-nous apprendre des profils de pauvreté canadiens?, Actualité économique - Revue d'analyse économique, Vol. 78, No. 2, pp. 257-286.

Makdissi, P. (2001), Population, ressources naturelles et droits de propriété, Annales d'économie et de statistiques, Vol. 61, No. 1, 91-103.

 

 

Graduate students supervision / Encadrement d'étudiants gradués

 

Ph.D.

Syed Hassan, Essays on Public Health and Socioeconomic Inequality.

Completed Ph.D. / Ph.D. complétés

Naouel Chtioui (2012), Essays on Multidimensional Poverty Measurement. (Joint supervision with Mohamad Ayadi, Institut supérieur de Gestion de Tunis)

Daouda Sylla (2014), Essays on Culture, Economic Outcome and Wellbeing.

Master degree / Maîtrise

Shuaifei Li, Socioeconomic Inequalities in Obesity in China.

Si Wang, Happiness in Canada.

Yishan Yu, The Impact of Non-Tariff Trade Policies on Poverty in Malawi.

Mingying Zhu, Socioeconomic Inequalities in Physical Activities in Canada.


Completed MA / MA complétées

Mathieu Audet (2005),
Impact des politiq
ues publiques, de la conjoncture et des caractéristiques socio-démographiques sur la pauvreté au Québec.

Marie-Ève Bourdeau (2002), Concepts et évaluation de la pauvreté au Canada.

Qunli Chen (2010), Indirect Tax Reforms and Poverty in Syria.

Shuang Chen (2010), Population Health and Demographic Structure in North America.

Hugo Coldeboeuf (2010), Une analyse floue de la perméabilité des systèmes de santé: Étude de cas États-Unis et Canada.

Hui Hui Yang (2014), A Decomposition of Socioeconomic Inequality in Obesity in Canada.

Saikou Amadou Diallo (2007), Impact de la taxation indirecte sur la pauvreté en Guinée, (Co-directeur : Patrick Richard)

Aliereza Gazeerani (2012), Indirect Tax Reforms and Poverty in Albania. 

Yves Groleau (2001), Que peut-on apprendre des profils de pauvreté canadiens?

Shurong Han (2011), Indirect Tax Reforms and Poverty in Tanzania.

Nan Jiang (2011), Indirect Tax Reforms and Poverty in Iraq.

Samir Jouini (2006), Impact de la conjoncture économique sur l’inégalité au Canada. (Co-directeur: Mario Fortin)

Irena Kemives (2011), Decomposition of Socioeconomic Health Inequalities in Québec.

Yajie Leng (2009), Indirect Tex Reforms and Poverty in Tlemcen.

Yan Li (2010), Indirect Tex Reforms and Poverty in Serbia.

Elvis Manirakiza (2007), Impacts de la croissance et de l’inégalité sur l’évolution de la pauvreté au Sénégal. (Co-directrice : Dorothée Boccanfuso)

Olena Melin (2011), Decomposition of the Global Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health.

Jie Meng (2010), Targeting Performance of Health Services in Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Fuzzy Approach.

Yannick Millette (2003), Impact des règles de ciblage et d'allocation des politiques de transferts au Canada.

Serge Ongali (2004), Impact de la réforme fiscale sur la pauvreté au Népal. Comparaison des CD curves et de la micro simulation en équilibre général calculable.

Rufin Ratime (2004), Impact des changements technologiques et réglementaires sur les décisions d’investissement des opérateurs historiques en télécommunication.

Thierry Roy (2007), Identité, polarisation et conflit ethnique. (Co-directeur : Luc Savard)

Nathan Svenson (2011), Regional Income Inequality in Canada: A Survey of Income Distribution, 2000 to 2010.

Hawa Sow (2005), Évolution de la distribution de revenu au Canada: 1979-2000.

Lynn Taohan (2012), Public Policy and Poverty in Québec in the Last Two Decades. (Joint supervision with Pierre Brochu)

Yannick Therrien (2002), Comparaison de l’impact des politiques publiques canadiennes et américaines sur la pauvreté.

Martine Voyer (2005), Une analyse distributive de données standardisées de consommation pour l'Afrique.

Kunyu Wang (2013), Socioeconomic Inequalities in Children Health in Three MENA Countries.

Naïma Warit (2006), Taxation indirecte et pauvreté au Québec.

Chen Wen (2010), Poverty Reducing Indirect Tax Reforms in Malawi.

Xunan Weng (2009), Public Transfers Reforms and Poverty in Bulgaria.

Qingqing Wu (2011), Joint Decomposition of Pure and Socioeconomic Health Inequalities in Québec.

Cheng Zhang (2013), Evolution of the Top of the Income Distribution: A Comparison of Québec and Ontario.

Yong Zhang (2009), Indirect Tax Reforms and Poverty in Jordan.

Xin Zhang (2011), Poverty Reducing Indirect Tax Reforms in Tajikistan.

Yang Zhou (2009), Indirect Tax Reforms and Poverty in Kwazulu Natal.

Xi Zhou (2011), Transfer Program Reforms and Poverty in Canada

 

Courses taught at the University of Ottawa / Cours enseignés à l'Université d'Ottawa

ECO 1304 Contemporary microeconomic issues

ECO 1504 Introduction à la microéconomie

ECO 2142 Macroeconomic Theory I

ECO 2144 Microeconomic Theory I

ECO 2542 Théorie macroéconomique I

ECO 3153 Microeconomic Theory III

ECO 3553 Théorie microéconomique III

ECO 4199 C Selected Topics III: Income Distribution Analysis

ECO 4599 A Thèmes choisis III : Distribution et redistribution du revenu : Fondements éthiques et mesure

ECO 6171 Economic Development: Domestic Aspects

ECO 6571 Aspect internes du développement économique

ECO 6904 C Selected Topics : Income Distribution Analysis

ECO 6904 B Thèmes choisis : Distribution et redistribution du revenu : Fondements éthiques et mesure