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Productivity, Structural Change and Skills Dynamics in Tunisia and Turkey

Gunes Arkadas Asik, Mohamed Ali Marouani, Michelle Marshalian and Ulas Karakoc

This article explores the contribution of the structural change and the skill upgrading of the labor force to productivity growth in Tunisia and Turkey in the post-WorldWar II period. Our ... read more


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Ulas Karakoc

Ulas Karakoc is a Research Fellow at Economic History Institute of Humboldt University Berlin. His research interests lie in economic history, growth, development and conflicts in the Middle East with ... read more


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Michelle Marshalian

Michelle Marshalian is a teaching fellow at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a candidate for a doctoral degree in Economics at the Université de Paris Dauphine. She previously attained her master's ... read more


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A Multi-Dimensional Measure of Well-being among Youth: The Case of Palestinian Refugee Youth in Lebanon

Nisreen Salti, Jad Chaaban, Alexandra Irani and Rima Al Mokdad

This paper develops a youth well-being index, which allows for the first time to expand the measurement of national well-being to cover non-nationals with a focus on young people. Using ... read more


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Rima Al Mokdad

Rima Al Mokdad is a junior economic researcher at the Applied Economics and Development Research Group at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Committed mainly to the study of the ... read more


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Alexandra Irani

Alexandra Irani is a socio-economic researcher whose work is focused on the measurement of human well-being, vulnerability and inequality among youth, refugees and other marginalized populations to inform data-driven decision ... read more


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Price Synchronicity, Inter-Firm Networks, and Business Groups in the Middle East and North Africa

Michael Siemon

Business groups are an essential part of the political economy of almost all capitalist countries. Although they have been intensely studied in regions like Latin America and East Asia, the ... read more


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Michael Siemon

Michael Siemon received a PhD in Sociology from Cornell University in 2018 and a BA in International Studies from the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the role of ... read more


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Productivity and Resource Misallocation: Evidence from Firms in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region Countries

Eleftherios Giovanis and Oznur Ozdamar

Resource reallocation from low to high productivity firms can generate large aggregate productivity gains with further potential benefits to economic growth. This study examines the productivity and resource misallocation in ... read more


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Faycel Zidi

Assistant Professor, Higher School of Economic and Commercial Sciences of Tunis.