Maan Barazi



Maan Barazy has a double major in economics and philosophy and currently working towards a phd in islamic finance. He consulted for international organizations on different macro scenarios for Lebanon's emergency plan and the introduction of a viable support for smes . He is presiding Data and Investment Consult a Beirut based consultancy firm. He has lobbied intensively for the advent of the knowledge society; corporate governance  and eEconomy in Lebanon. he is the editor of alwikala.com; ebusinesslebanon.net;datainvestconsult.com and islamicfinancearabia.com. He is the publisher of Capital Issues a weekly economic journal.
His books includes
1. Lebanon Rational Fools – A Theory In Clientelism And Open Market Fallacies
2. The Lender of First Resort - - A treatise in Islamic finance and Sharia oriented economics
3. A History of Lebanese markets Crisis – 1960-2009
4. Suprimes or Bubbles – An outlook of the MENA real estate sector
5. Macro Systemic Crisis – The Loophole Effect – Impact On Gulf Banking
6. Macro Systemic Crisis – The Loophole Effect – A Review Of Lebanese Monetary Theory
7. After The Subprime And Fall Of Investment Banking - A Review Of Markets  Performance An Update
8. Behavior Of Islamic Financial Instruments In Time Of Crisis
He has written and worked for  THE DAILY STAR (1984-86 ) as Local Newsdesk reporter;  ABC NEWS- 1986 covered the TWA hijack;  USA TODAY Free lance reporting on security developments in South Lebanon 1988-90;  CHATILLA PUBLISHING HOUSE- 1986-87 Editor in Chief of different trade publications: Arab Water World; Arab Construction World, Middle East Food; AL HAYAT Free lance writing – Introduced economic articles on the World Bank and reconstruction policies;   SAWT EL WATAN – 1991-93 Managing editor of the English newsdesk. Covered the first five rounds of the middle east peace talks from Washington.;  ECO BEIRUT – 1992-94 Editor In Chief;    BUSINESS MIDDLE EAST– 1994- Editor in Chief;   ECONEWS: Executive editor and lay out artist; ASSAFIR newspaper – 1994 – 1999 Financial editor and TeleLiban – 1999-2000. He has more than More than 200 articles on Money ( international and Islamic )  banking and Financial Investment