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By Michele Tuccio and Jackline Wahba Migration can be responsible for the spread of new social norms about gender roles. This column explores the impact of temporary migration from Jordan to more
By Simon Neaime New legislation by the Lebanese government, which provides a big boost to the salaries of public sector employees, puts considerable pressure on the country’s public finances...
By Michael Herb For the Gulf monarchies, the only long-term solution to lower oil prices is to diversify the economy, which can be done either with or without citizen labour ...
By Victoria Bateman The Middle East was once the cradle of civilisation: can it prosper once again? Looking back at lessons from the European Enlightenment, this column argues that if the
ERF is pleased to announce this week's published working papers: Return Migrants and the Wage Premium: Does the Legal Status of Migrants Matter?
ERF invites affiliates and non-ERF affiliates to submit proposals that enhance the understanding of youth vulnerability issues relevant to the region. The proposals may address any of the following sub-themes
The Economic Research Forum (ERF) will hold a conference on women’s social and economic empowerment in the Arab World on October 24-25, 2015, in Cairo, Egypt. The event, hosted
Mahmoud El-Gamal, ERF Research Fellow and Rice University Professor of Economics and Statistics The Gender Gap Runs Deeper than Religion or Education CAPMAS, the official Egyptian statistical agency, announced in
This blog is written by Dr. Zafiris Tzannatos, Senior Consultant for Strategy and Policy A precondition for effective bargaining (or, as some put it, negotiation) is to have some kind of
This blog is written by Political Science Professor and former Parliamentarian Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid The effects of the restructuring of traditional state power engendered by globalization on the political, economic and