April 2018 - Economic Research Forum (ERF)


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Was public free mass education detrimental to Egypt’s human capital?

April 24, 2018

By Mohamed Saleh Since the early 1950s, when schools in Egypt opened their doors to the masses,


Attitudes towards gender equality in Arab countries

April 24, 2018

By Veronica Kostenko and Eduard Ponarin The position of women has fluctuated considerably in the recent history

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Domestic violence reduced by better education: evidence from Turkey

April 17, 2018

By Mustafa Özer and Jan Fidrmuc A policy change in Turkey in 1997 raised the number of


Guidelines for cost-effective public procurement: lessons from Turkey

April 17, 2018

By Bedri Kamil Onur Tas Cost-effectiveness is the key objective in public procurement auctions. This column reports

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Deadline Extended: Call for Participants: A Research and Training Workshop on Research Techniques Using Data on Conflict issues in the ERF region

April 16, 2018

Over seven years have now passed since the initial eruption of the Arab uprisings. The


A sustainable economy for the Arab world

April 3, 2018

By Mahmoud Mohieldin Building a sustainable economy is an urgent imperative for policy-makers, businesses, and citizens throughout


When is debt a drag on economic growth?

April 3, 2018

By Alexander Chudik, Kamiar Mohaddes, Mohammad Hashem Pesaran and Mehdi Raissi Is there a tipping point for