Hosted by Sultan Qaboos University, College of Economics and Political Science Since the early 1970s, successive economic development plans in each of the six members of the Gulf Cooperating Council have emphasized economic diversification as the major path towards achieving long-term
The rising trends of inequality are hitting developed and developing countries in different ways. The Mediterranean area constitutes notably an interesting case, because European countries overlooking the Northern side experienced a pronounced increase in inequality in the last decades, while
The study of labor market behaviors and dynamics is a central part of Egypt's development process and the creation of new jobs. Since good quality data is the basis for any sound scientific research, the Economic Research Forum has invested
CONTEXT Since 2011, Jordan has been buffeted by powerful external forces related to the situation in neighboring countries. The deteriorating security situation in the region as a whole, and Syria in particular, resulted in large flows of refugees into Jordan, a
The unexpected decline in oil prices to a level below US$50 marks the end of the commodity super cycle that began in the early 2000s. Though the current oil price plunge is significant, it is not an unprecedented event. However,
In addition to the Annual Conference, ERF regularly holds regional conferences joining international and regional economists (and professionals in related disciplines) to explore topics of vital importance to the region’s development.