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Belal Fallah


Palestine Polytechnic University

Belal Fallah earned his PhD in Regional Economics in 2008 from University of Saskatchewan, Canada and currently works as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Financial Sciences, Palestine Polytechnic University. His research interests and expertise covers regional and development economics, labor economics, and conflict economics. During the past years, Dr. Fallah has published a number of papers in international refereed journals such as the Journal of Economic Geography, Papers in  Regional Science, and Annals of Regional Science. His current research focuses on Palestine, covering areas related to examining how conflict shapes linkages between labor market shocks and education attainment as well as how labor demand shocks affects women’s decisions to join the labor market.

Working Papers

The Impact of Refugees on Employment and Wages in Jordan

Starting in 2011, the Syrian conflict caused a large influx of refugees into Jordan. As ... read more

Working Papers

The Effect of Public Sector on Private Jobs: Evidence From the Occupied West Bank

This paper estimates the short run effect of creating more public jobs on private employment ... read more

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The Economic Response of Rural Areas to Local Supply Shock: Evidence From Palestine

This paper examines the economic effect of return commuting from the Israeli labor market on ... read more

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The Pros and Cons of Formalizing Informal MSES in the Palestinian Economy

The objective of this paper is to explore the factors that affect the size of ... read more


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