AbdelRahmen El Lahga - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

AbdelRahmen El Lahga

Research Associates

Teaching Assistant, Institut superieur de Gestion de Tunis

Areas of Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Applied Micro-econometrics
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics and Econometrics


  • Ph.D., Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, France, 2008,
  • M.Sc., General Economics, Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Tunis, 1996,
  • B.Sc., General Economics, Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Tunis, 1993.


  • Teaching Assistant, Institut supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia, 2003 – present
  • Teaching Assistant Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Economiques et Politiques de Sousse, Tunisia

Latest Publications:

  • On the Contribution of Migration and Sectoral Natural Population Growth to the Aggregate Poverty Change (with Rim Chatti), Journal of Population Economics 21: 183-190, 2008.
  •  Are children decision makers within the household? (with Anyck Dauphin, Bernard Fortin and Guy Lacroix.) revise and resubmit at The Economic Journal, 2008.
Working Papers

Public-Private Wage Disparities, Employment and Labor Market Segmentation in Tunisia

The dysfunction of the Tunisian labor market is exacerbated particularly by the segmentation between public ... read more

Policy Perspectives

Inequality and Polarization in the Arab World

This policy perspective examines why levels, changes and determinants of inequality are at the heart ... read more

Working Papers

Decomposing Income Inequality in The Arab Region

Abstract The main objective of this paper is to perform a decomposition analysis of the level ... read more

Working Papers

Household Expenditure Polarization: Evidence from The Arab Region

Abstract This paper analyzes the trend and changes of household expenditure polarization in five Arab countries ... read more

Working Papers

Generating Reliable Data to Perform Distributional Analysis in the Arab Region

Abstract The objective of this paper is twofold. Firstly, we show how reliable datasets can be ... read more


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