Associate Professor
Department of Economics


Brief Biography

Abdelkrim Seghir earned his BS in Mathematics in 1997 from the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis. He earned an MA in Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance and a PhD in Mathematical Economics from University of Paris 1 Sorbonne in 1998 and 2002 respectively.

Seghir has worked as a visiting researcher at the economics department  "Universidade NOVA" in Lisbon from September 2002 to September 2004. Before arriving at AUC, he worked as an assistant professor at the American University of Beirut from September 2004 to September 2006.

Courses Taught

  • Econ 202: Introduction to Microeconomics.
  • Econ 216: Mathematics for Economists I.
  • Econ 302: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory.
  • Econ 316: Mathematics for Economists II.
  • Econ 425: Mathematical Economics.
  • Econ 502: Advanced Microeconomic Theory.
  • Econ 504: Financial Economics

Recent Publications

  • RJ: Abdelkrim Seghir and Juan Pablo Torres-Martinez (2010): “On equilibrium existence with endogenous restricted financial participation”, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Forthcoming.
  • RJ: M.R. Pascoa and A. Seghir, 2009, “Harsh Default Penalties Lead to Ponzi Schemes”, Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 65(1), pages 270-286.
  • RJ: Abdelkrim Seghir and Juan Pablo Torres-Martinez, 2008: “Wealth transfer and the role of collateral when lifetimes are uncertain”, Economic Theory,Springer,vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 471-502.
  • RJ: Nuno Gouveia and Abdelkrim Seghir: “Endogenous default penalties in Nominal Incomplete Markets'', forthcoming in Annals of Economics and Finance (with Nuno Gouveia)
  • RJ: Abdelkrim Seghir, 2006: “An Overlapping Generations Model with Non-ordered Preferences and Numeraire Incomplete Markets'',Decisions in Economics and Finance, 28 (2), pp. 95-111.
  • RJ: Styliani Kanelopoulou, Abdelkrim Seghir and Leila Triki, “On the Survival and Irreducibility Assumptions for Financial markets with Nominal Assets”, The Annals of Economics and Statistics, No. 82, pp. 35-53.
  • RJ: Abdelkrim Seghir, 2005: “Overlapping Generations Model with Incomplete Markets: The Numeraire Case II”, The Annals of Economics and Statistics, No. 81, pp.113-140.
Research Interest
  • Mathematical Economics
  • General Equilibrium Theory
  • Incomplete Financial Markets
  • Overlapping Generations Models
  • Default in Credit Markets