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Mohamed Ayadi

Research Fellows

Professor in Econometric and Quantitative Analyses, High Institute of Management (ISG), University of Tunis


  • PhD thesis in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics, (1986) IDI -GREMAQ, University of Toulouse, France
  • Master of Science in Mathematical Economics & Econometrics (1983), IDI -GREMAQ,University of Toulouse, France
  • Bachelor in Economics (1981), Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sfax, Tunisia.


  • Full professor in econometrics and quantitative analyses, Department of Quantitative Methods, High Institute of Management (ISG), University of Tunis, Tunisia, 2002 to present
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Bordeaux 4, France, March 2008 & march 2009
  • Director of UAQUAP ( Research Unit on Quantitative and Applied Economics) , High Institute of Management (ISG), University of Tunis, Tunisia, 2003 to present
  • President of the Tunisian national commission for “Associate Professor in Quantitative Methods” Selection, 2014/2015

Latest Publications:

  • Amara M. and Ayadi M. (2014), “Local employment growth in the coastal area of Tunisia: spatial filtering approach”,. Middle East Development Journal, vol.6, issue 4, pp. 255-284, Dec. 2014.
  • Ayadi M. , Ben Khalifa A.and Lanoie P. (2013), “Estimated hedonic wage function and value if life in African country”, , Economics Bulletin, vol. 33, issue 4, pp. 3023-3031. 2013.
  • Amara M. and Ayadi M. (2013), « The local geographies of welfare in Tunisia: Does neighborhood matter? »,.International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 22, no 1, January 2013.
Working Papers

Rural-Urban Migration and Income Disparity in Tunisia: A Decomposition Analysis

Since the 1990s, massive migration from the marginalized and unprivileged rural areas to small and ... read more

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Identifying Sources of Inefficiency among Students of Five MENA Countries

Instead of pushing pupils to learn by rote, the education task should be to develop ... read more

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The Impact of Higher Water Costs on the Export of Tunisian Dates and Citrus

Abstract While the impact of environmental regulations on exports is widely discussed in the MENA region, there ... read more

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From Productivity to Exporting or Vice Versa? Evidence from Tunisian Manufacturing Sector

In this paper we explore the link between firms’ productivity and exporting using firm level ... read more

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Spatial Patterns and Geographic Determinants of Welfare and Poverty in Tunisia

Abstract Previous poverty analysis in Tunisia concluded that the poor population is concentrated in interior areas, ... read more


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