Frank R. Gunter

Senior Fellow - Program on the Middle East

Research Areas:

Economics, Economic development, Political Economy of Iraq, US and UAE

Frank R. Gunter PhD is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East, a Professor of Economics at Lehigh University, and a retired U.S. Marine Colonel. After receiving his Doctorate in Political Economy from Johns Hopkins University in 1985, Dr. Gunter joined the faculty of Lehigh University where he teaches Principles of Economics, Economic Development, and the Political Economy of Iraq. He has won four major and multiple minor awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching. In 2005-2006 and 2008-2009, he served as an economic advisor to the U.S. Government in Baghdad for which he received the Bronze Star Medal and the Senior Civilian Service Award. Based on his experiences, he wrote, The Political Economy of Iraq: Restoring Balance in a Post-Conflict Society. This book was published in both English and Arabic and was selected by Choice magazine as one of the “Outstanding Academic Titles” of 2013. Frank has given multiple presentations on the political economy of Iraq in the United States, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates. He is married with three children and his family shares their Easton, Pennsylvania home with almost 4,000 books.  

  Dr. Frank R. Gunter
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Lehigh University
470 RBC
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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