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Schooling Choices’ Responses to Labor Market Shocks: Evidence From a Natural Experiment

Belal Fallah and Ayhab Saad

This paper uses the closure of Israeli labor market to examine the effect of a large labor market shock on educational choices for Palestinian youth. Right after the outbreak of ... read more


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Tim Krieger

Tim Krieger received his (PhD) in Economics from University of Munich (2004). He is currently Professor of Constitutional Political Economy and Competition Policy at Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences ... read more


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Armed Conflict and Child Labor: Evidence from Iraq

George Naufal, Michael Malcolm and Vidya Diwakar

This paper examines the relationship between armed conflict intensity and child labor using household level data from Iraq and taking advantage of a quasi-experimental setup. Armed conflict intensity is measured ... read more


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Vidya Diwakar

Vidya Diwakar is a mixed-methods researcher in the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network. She specializes in gender-disaggregated, applied econometric analysis of poverty dynamics, conflict, and education. Her fieldwork centers on South ... read more


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Michael Malcolm

Michael Malcolm is an associate professor of economics at West Chester University. His research focuses on household economics, with a particular focus on child welfare. Dr. Malcolm has also won ... read more


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George Naufal

George Naufal is an assistant research scientist at the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University and a research fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics. He ... read more


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Do More Productive Firms Pay Workers More? Evidence from Egypt

Caroline Krafft and Ragui Assaad

Theoretically, in perfectly competitive markets with full information, marginal productivity of labor and workers’ wages should be equalized across firms and wages should not be linked to the productivity of ... read more


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Mahmoud Ali Hailat

Mahmoud Ali Hailat is an Assistant Professor in Economics, Department  of  Economics, Yarmouk  University. He received his PhD in Econometrics and  Empirical Economics, University of Rome.


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Time Poverty in Egypt and Tunisia: Is There A Gender Gap?

Hanan Nazier and Asmaa Ezzat

This paper investigates the gender differences in time poverty in two MENA countries, particularly Egypt and Tunisia, as well as examining its determinants across gender. To this end, we make ... read more


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Determinants of Fertility and Population Policies in MENA Countries

Mehmet Serkan Tosun and Jingjing Yang

In this study, we examine the relationship between fertility and population policies and other potential determinants.  We use panel data from the United Nations World Population Policies database, Integrated Labor ... read more