July 2018 - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

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How the Middle East can escape the middle-income trap

July 31, 2018

By Ferid Belhaj and Rabah Arezki The Middle East and North Africa urgently needs a new social

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Technical and vocational education in Egypt: the missing link

July 31, 2018

By Fatma El-Hamidi Recent notable developments in Egypt’s educational system include an agreement between the government and

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Upcoming Workshop: Advanced Panel Data Techniques Applied to Economic Modelling

July 30, 2018

ERF is pleased to announce the opportunity for some 20 participants from the ERF region

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A Macroeconomic Framework for Growth under the New Normal: Lessons from Latin America

July 25, 2018

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka   “Six months ago, I warned about the

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A moonshot for MENA: laying the groundwork for a modern digital economy

July 24, 2018

Rabah Arzeki is the Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region at the

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A partnership between government, civil society and the private sectors for MENA development

July 24, 2018

Hadi Salehi Esfahani from the University of Illinois presented in the third and closing panel

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Tackling domestic issues to ensure economic development in MENA

July 24, 2018

Mustapha Nabli (North Africa Bureau of Economic Studies International) took the floor in the third

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A new macroeconomic framework under the new normal

July 24, 2018

H.E. Rania Al-Mashat is the current Minister of Tourism in Egypt and she has an

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The importance of institutions for the New Normal

July 24, 2018

The second plenary session at the ERF 24th Annual

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Industrial Policy for Sustainable Growth in MENA: Lessons learned from the Asian Experience

July 24, 2018

Understanding the Asian economic growth miracle has been -and continues to be- a topic of

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Asset inequality in Egypt, Ethiopia, Jordan and Tunisia

July 24, 2018

By  Vladimir Hlasny and Shireen Al Azzawi Measures of income or consumption alone provide an inadequate

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The bargaining power of disabled wives: evidence from Iraq

July 24, 2018

By Eleftherios Giovanis and Oznur Ozdamar The rate of labour force participation of women in MENA countries

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Financial systems in MENA: time to embrace digital technologies

July 17, 2018

By Mahmoud-Sami Nabi The growing use of digital technologies in financial services provision holds promise for

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Optimal asset allocation for sovereign wealth funds

July 17, 2018

By Khouzeima Moutanabbir and Diaa Noureldin How should oil-based sovereign wealth funds allocate their investment across

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3rd Workshop of the Research Initiative on the Economics of the Middle East – 5-6 November, 2018

July 10, 2018

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on different aspects of