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Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award 2008-2009
Mina Baliamoune-Lutz

Mina Baliamoune-Lutz
Economics and Geography

Mina Baliamoune-Lutz is Associate Professor of Economics in the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida (UNF). She holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Economics from Northeastern University. She has been at UNF since fall 2000, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in macroeconomics, international trade, the global economy, and the Study Abroad (Brazil) course on the Political Economy and Business in Brazil. In spring 2007, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Economic Development, Boston University.


Her doctoral dissertation focused on applying fuzzy-set theory to assess compliance of the G-7 countries with summit commitments. Her recent research work is mainly on the effects of policy and institutional reforms in developing countries, with emphasis on Africa. She has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. Her recent peer-reviewed journal publications are (or are forthcoming) in Applied Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Business Economics; Empirica, Journal of Policy Modelling, Review of Development Economics, Information Technology for Development, InternationalAdvances in Economic Research,African Development Review, and Journal of African Economies (Oxford). In addition, she has co-edited a book titled ‘Women in African Development: The Challenge of Globalization and Liberalization in the 21st Century’, published by Africa World Press/The Red Sea Press, New Jersey (2005), and contributed 3 articles in the Encyclopedia of the Developing World, Tom Leonard, ed., Routledge (2005).


Her empirical work on the effect of policy and institutional reforms has received significant recognition internationally. She is a regular contributor to the research themes debated at the United Nations World Institute of Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki and to the United Nations Economic Conference on Africa. She is also a frequent Visiting Research Fellow at the International Center for Economic Research in Turin, Italy. Her Discussion, Research, and Working Papers are published at   the University of Manchester (U.K.) Brooks World Poverty Institute (chaired by Nobel Laureate, Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz), UNU-WIDER (Helsinki, Finland), ICER (Turin, Italy); Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung (ZEI)-Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany); Department of Economics, UMASS-Amherst, and Boston University-Institute of Economic Development (Policy Papers).


In addition to being a participant and often session organizer and chair at several conferences in the United States and Puerto Rico (the American Economic Association/Allied social Sciences Association, the Eastern Economic association, the Western Economic Association conferences, and the Academy of International Business), she has taught courses, delivered keynote papers, presented papers, participated in workshops, and/or served as Research Fellow in over 20 foreign countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Finland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Jamaica, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, Lebanon, Morocco, Ethiopia, Senegal, and Tunisia. She has also served as the organizer/co-organizer and chair of the Annual International Business Research Conference at the Coggin College of Business, UNF (jointly with Warsaw University Center for Europe) for 7 years (2002-2008) and co-edited 6 conference proceeding volumes.


Dr. Baliamoune-Lutz has served as referee for World Development, Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Review of Development Economics, Review of World Economics/Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Journal of African Economies (Oxford), Journal of African Development (NYU), Information Technology for Development, and the International Review of Economics & Finance. In addition, she currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of Businessand Behavioral Sciences (since 2003); Information Technology for Development (since 2004); and Journal of African Development (since April 2008); and serves on the Editorial Board of Feminist Economics (since January 2009), and on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Economic Association (since spring 2009).  Dr. Baliamoune-Lutz has served as Vice-President of the African Finance and Economics Association for 3 years (2005- 2007).