February 2019 - Economic Research Forum (ERF)


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ERF 25th Annual Conference: Knowledge, Research Networks, and Development Policy

February 27, 2019

The Economic Research Forum’s (ERF) Annual Conference, a tradition maintained since 1995, has become the


Religion as a catalyst for trade: evidence from Turkish exports

February 26, 2019

By Alessia Lo Turco and Daniela Maggioni Does religious affinity help firms to get access to foreign


Improving the economic policy debate in the MENA region

February 19, 2019

By Sherine F. Ghoneim and Romesh Vaitilingam The Forum, a policy portal for the Middle East and

finance and growth

Equity capital inflows, corporate finance and growth in emerging economies

February 12, 2019

By Charles Calomiris, Mauricio Larrain and Sergio Schmukler Studies of the relationship between foreign investor participation in


Electoral participation in Turkey: what drives high voter turnout?

February 12, 2019

By Ali Akarca and Aysit Tansel Well-functioning democracies and economies require voters that evaluate the economic performance

people gathering

On autocracy, democracy and populism: Tunisia and the wider Arab region

February 12, 2019

By Hajer El Ouardani and Samir Makdisi Different circumstances offer different opportunities for the emergence of populism.


Ownership structure and multinationals’ productivity: evidence from Turkey

February 5, 2019

By Çağatay Bircan Evidence is mixed on the effects of multinational activity on productivity and competitiveness in


Fiscal policy in the GCC countries: towards ensuring sustainability

February 5, 2019

By Assil El Mahmah and Magda Kandil The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are

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