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Are politically connected firms turtles or gazelles? Evidence from the Egyptian uprising

Hany Abdel-Latif and Hassan Aly

Using an original firm-level database and utilizing the incidence of the Egyptian uprising of 2011, this paper provides an empirical investigation of the effects of firms political connections on employment ... read more


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George Psacharopoulos

Over the course of his career, George Psacharopoulos has made a deep impact on the way education is viewed in relation to economics and developing nations. Psacharopoulos was born in ... read more


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Harry Anthony Patrinos

Harry Anthony Patrinos is the Practice Manager for the Europe and Central Asia region of the World Bank's education global practice. He specializes in all areas of education, especially school-based ... read more


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M. Murat Erdogan

Dr. M. Murat Erdogan is Chair of Turkish German University (Istanbul-Turkey) Faculty of Economics and Administration Sciences Political Science and International Relations Department and Director of TAU Migration and Integration ... read more


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A Decade of Competition Policy in Arab Countries: A De jure and De facto Assessment

Jala Youssef and Chahir Zaki

Despite its several benefits, competition policy seems to lack the attention it deserves in terms of public interest and in terms of research in Arab countries. In the 1990s, many ... read more


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Firm Performance and Agglomeration Effects: Evidence from Tunisian Firm-level Data

Mohamed Amara

Using Tunisian manufacturing data between 1998 and 2004 and by referring to multilevel approach, this paper investigates the impact of agglomeration and individual characteristics on firm’s performance. The empirical results ... read more


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Arusha Cooray

Dr Arusha Cooray is currently the Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Oslo. She was a Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. She is an applied macroeconomist.