After completing a PhD in Economics (University of Paris Nanterre, France), Sami Bensassi joined the University Jaume I (Spain) in 2009. During the period he passed in Spain, he led a research project on the impact of maritime trade on the Mediterranean countries for the Center for Research on the Mediterranean Economies (CREMED). In 2012, Sami started lecturing at the University of Portsmouth. He won an award for his research on the Barcelona process and on modern maritime piracy. Sami joined the Birmingham Business School in January 2013.
Université Toulouse I; B.A in Economics
Université Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris I); M.A – Development Economics, International Trade
Université Paris X Nanterre; PhD, Economics – thesis: “The development nd the organization of the logistic sector: A neo-institutional analysis.”
“Economic Integration and The Two Margins of Trade: An Application to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreements”, with Laura Marquez-Ramos and Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso , Journal of African Economies, November 2011. F10, F14
“From Regional to Intercontinental Trade: The Successive European Trade Empires from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century in Asia”, History Research, June 2012.
“How Costly is Modern Maritime Piracy for the International Community? with Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, Review of International Economics, November 2012. F10, F51
“The Price of Modern Maritime Piracy” with Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, Defense and Peace Economics, February 2013. F10, F51