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Prevention Du Risque De Defaillance Des Banques De La Region Mena: Analyse Par Equations Simultanees En Donnees De Panel

Sanae Solhi and Abdelhaq Mehdi

Les débats sur les risques bancaires n’ont pas cessé de s’amplifier au fur et à mesure que les crises financières se succédèrent (Wall Street 1929, Black Monday 1987, Subprimes 2008). ... read more


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Gender and the Jordanian Labor Market

Ragui Assaad, Rana Hendy and Shaimaa Yassin

Using data from the Jordanian Labor Market Panel Survey 2010 (JLMPS), this paper aims at investigating the differences in labor force participation among men and women. Not only is female ... read more


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Institutions and the Finance-Growth Nexus: Empirical Evidence from MENA Countries

Kaouthar Gazdar and Mondher Cherif

This paper investigates the effect of institutional quality on the finance-growth nexus. To this end, an empirical model with linear interaction between financial development and institutional quality is estimated. Our ... read more


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The Determinants of MENA Export Diversification: An Empirical Analysis

Marouane Alaya

The aim of this paper is to study driving forces behind export diversification in Middle East and North Africa. We run an empirical model by using panel data for12 MENA ... read more


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Bank Profitability and the Business Cycle: Evidence from MENA Countries

Souhir Slimi

Understanding and monitoring the impact of a declined economy on the health of the banking industry is a particularly important challenge for bank regulators and policy makers. In fact, economic ... read more


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Threshold Effect of Inflation on Growth: Evidence from MENA Region

Samir Ghazouani

The nature of the relationship between inflation and growth is highlighted in the present study conducted for a set of nineteen MENA countries using annual data for the period [1961-2010]. ... read more


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Rethinking Social Insurance in Egypt: An Empirical Study

Irène Selwaness

The focus of this paper is to empirically analyze the social insurance system (SIS) in Egypt. A first aspect is to estimate the determinants of the coverage among wage workers ... read more


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Macro-Financial Vulnerabilities and Economic Downturns: A Comparison Analysis Between Cost-Sensitive Learning and Markov-Switching Approaches

Meriem Djennas, and Mustapha Djennas

This paper examines the effects of macro-financial vulnerabilities on economic downturns in North Africa and GCC countries based on a Financial Stress Index (FSI). The paper identifies episodes of financial ... read more


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A Multidimensional Analysis of Water Poverty at A Local Scale: Application of Improved Water Poverty Index for Tunisia

Hatem Jemmali and Mohamed Salah Matoussi

Combining the measure of water availability and the socioeconomic capacity to access to it gives new insights in the fields of water resources management and poverty alleviation. This approach lets ... read more


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Econometric Modeling of World Oil Supplies: Terminal Price and the Time to Depletion

Kamiar Mohaddes

This paper develops a novel approach by which to identify the price of oil at the time of depletion, the so-called "terminal price" of oil. It shows that while the ... read more