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Popular Attitudes Toward Free Markets in Iran, the Former Soviet Union and the United States

Nader Habibi

Abstract A survey of attitudes towards markets which was originally conducted in the U.S and the U.S.S.R. in 1991 was repeated on a random sample of residents of Tehran in 1994. ... read more


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Understanding Democratic Transitions in The Arab World

Ibrahim Elbadawi and Samir Makdisi

The recent Arab uprisings have forced a new trajectory of transitions to democracy from the long-reigning autocracies that have dominated this region. This paper analyzes the factors that underlie this ... read more


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Modeling Political Performance of Islamist and Islamist-Rooted Parties in Turkey

Ali Akarca

The results of seventeen Turkish elections for parliament and local administrations between 1975 and 2011 and societal developments are studied to understand the factors that determine the political performance of ... read more


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Distressed Whales on the Nile – Egypt Capitalists in the Wake of the 2010 Revolution

Hamouda Chekir and Ishac Diwan

The paper studies the nature and extent of business privileges in Egypt by looking at corporate development and stock market valuation of traded firms before and after the revolution. First, ... read more


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Exchange Rate Regimes for Post-conflict Recovery

Ibrahim Elbadawi and Raimundo Soto

This paper asks whether the choice of the exchange regime matters for economic recovery after civil conflicts. This important aspect of the macroeconomic agenda for post-conflict countries has been largely ... read more


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Estimating Money Demand Function by a Smooth Transition Regression Model: An Evidence for Turkey

Afsin Sahin

The money supply process is assumed to be fixed in economic literature or at least there is a central bank trying to control the liquidity in the economy. On the ... read more


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Partis islamistes, Pouvoir et Etat profond dans le monde arabe: analyse en termes du Principal-Agent

Brahim ElMorchid

The arrival of Islamist parties to power in some Arab countries (Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco) increases hopes for the people. But the strong mobilization of representative Deep State structures has ... read more


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Students’ Achievement in the MENA Countries: The Heyneman-Loxley Effect Revisited Using TIMSS 2007 Data

Donia Smaali Bouhlila

Since the controversial finding of the Coleman Report (1966), which was that school resources had little effect on educational outcomes comparing to family background, huge literature has emerged in order ... read more