Dr. Patrick Mardini is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Balamand in Lebanon and is also the coordinator of the finance concentration. His publications are in the field of financial crisis, banks’ instability and monetary systems. He also publishes on the danger of government intervention in a sectarian society. Dr. Mardini holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Paris Dauphine University. His past employment includes four years at the Paris mutual fund Modèles & Stratégies.