February 2018 - Economic Research Forum (ERF)


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New SYPE Micro Data for Egypt

February 28, 2018

ERF is pleased to announce the dissemination of the Survey of Young People in Informal

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Dilemmas of public policy in resource-rich countries

February 27, 2018

By Hamid Mohtadi Large endowments of natural resources can be both a blessing and a curse: the


Investment climate and firms’ exports in Egypt: when politics matters

February 27, 2018

By Nora Aboushady and Chahir Zaki Despite significant reforms taken by the Egyptian government to liberalise markets


Informality during political turmoil: evidence from the Arab Spring

February 27, 2018

By Ahmed Elsayed and Jackline Wahba How was the balance between Egypt’s formal and informal economies


Capital raising in the Arab world

February 20, 2018

By Juan Jose Cortina , Sergio Schmukler and  Soha Ismail How do firms in Arab countries use

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Education gains through compulsory schooling: evidence from Turkey

February 20, 2018

By Meltem Diyagolu , Murat Kirdar and  İsmet Koç A policy reform in Turkey in 1997 extended


The promise of Middle East sovereign wealth funds

February 20, 2018

By Alissa Amico A decade ago, Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) burst onto the global financial

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Life satisfaction in Arab countries

February 13, 2018

By Ralph de Haas and  Cevat Giray Aksoy How do people in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia


Multidimensional poverty in the poorest parts of MENA: agenda for action

February 13, 2018

By Khalid Abu-Ismail and  Bilal Al-Kiswani A new measure of household poverty in the Arab countries provides


Healthcare reform in Turkey: achievements and challenges

February 13, 2018

By Eleftherios Giovanis and Oznur Ozdamar Healthcare reforms in Turkey have aimed to reduce the potentially


Protecting households from catastrophic health costs: evidence from Sudan

February 6, 2018

By Ebaidalla M. Ebaidalla and  Mohammed Elhaj M. Ali Out-of-pocket’ (OOP) healthcare expenditure is a heavy burden

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The politics of trade protection: evidence from Mubarak’s Egypt

February 6, 2018

By Adeel Malik and  Ferdinand Eibl Trade liberalisation in many developing countries has been pursued selectively, with


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