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Impact of Refugees on Immigrants’ Labor Market Outcomes

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka   Dr. Bilal Malaeb is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford the University of Southampton. He presented his joint work with Dr. ... read more


The Evolution of Labor Supply and Employment in Jordan

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka   Dr. Caroline Krafft is an assistant professor of economics at St. Catherine University in Minnesota, and has been working closely with Dr. Ragui Assaad ... read more


Challenges in the Jordanian Economy beyond the Refugee Crisis

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka   Dr. Caroline Krafft is an assistant professor of economics at St. Catherine University in Minnesota, and has been working closely with Dr. Ragui Assaad ... read more


Shifting Jordanian Average Fertility Rates caused by the Syrian Refugee Influx

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka   Dr. Sawsan Al Majali is a member of the Jordanian Senate and Chair of the Neighbour and development Committee. She also co-chairs the Health ... read more


The role of the JLMPS in promoting high quality economic research

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka   The JLMPS 2016 is the second wave of the Labor Market Panel Survey conducted in Jordan in collaboration with the Jordanian Department of Statistics (DoS). ... read more


Refugees children in Jordanian schools: Challenges and response

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka     Dr. Zainab Shawabkeh is the head of the department of education at the Ministry of Education in Jordan. At ... read more


Marriage and fertility patterns among Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan

This Blog written by Aalaa Halaka   Maia Sieverding is assistant professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the American University of Beirut. At the ERF conference on ... read more


What is the impact of Syrian refugees on Jordanians in the labor market?

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka   Susan Razzaz is a Jordan-based economist specialized in labor market issues in MENA. She participated as a panel commentator in the session on the ... read more


Considering the positive impact of refugees on the economy

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka   Just like there are two sides to a coin, many believe that refugees can have beneficial potential to the host economy as much as ... read more


Beyond Refugee Relief: Promoting Sustainable Inclusive Growth in Jordan

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka   Sara Ferrer Olivella from the UN Development Programme participated as panelist in the ... read more


Understanding the impact of the Syrian refugee influx on education in Jordan

This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka     As part of the opening policy panel of the ERF conference on The Impacts of the Syrian Refugees ... read more


Can Africa Surprise the World by Delivering the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by the end of 2017

By Abdalla Hamdok, Executive Secretary a.i. UNECA   During the 50th Anniversary of both the OAU/AU the vision of the African continent for the next 50 ... read more


Arab Attitudes toward Gender Equality and toward the Islamic State: New Public Opinion Survey Findings

By Mark Tessler, University of Michigan   Recent public opinion research in the Arab world sheds light on the views held by ordinary citizens about two ... read more


Upward or Downward: Occupational Mobility and Return Migration

By Jackline Wahba, Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton and ERF Research Fellow. For many poor developing countries, the emigration of the high skilled workers is ... read more


What You Gonna Do When the Robot Does the Job Better Than You?

By Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University. This week Google's alphaGo artificial intelligence program defeated human champion Lee Se-dol in the ... read more


How Can We Limit the Damage?

By Joost Hiltermann is Program Director, Middle East and  North Africa, at the International Crisis Group. The economic challenges faced by states and societies in the ... read more


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