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Economic Development and Social Justice: ERF 20th Annual Conference

Abla Abdel-Latif

This year’s Annual Conference is very special; it marks the 20th anniversary of the Economic Research Forum (ERF). This is a cause for celebration, not only because ERF has become ... read more


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Abla Abdel-Latif

Areas of Interest Economic Development International Trade Micro and Macroeconomics Education Ph.D., Economics (Economic Development), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California August, l988 M.A., Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, May, l985 Experience Egyptian Center ... read more


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An Empirical Growth Model for Major Oil Exporters

Hadi Salehi Esfahani, Kamiar Mohaddes and Mohammad Hashem Pesaran

This paper develops a long-run growth model for a major oil exporting economy and derives conditions under which oil revenues are likely to have a lasting impact. This approach contrasts ... read more


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Oil Prices, External Income, and Growth: Lessons from Jordan

Kamiar Mohaddes and Mehdi Raissi

This paper extends the long-run growth model of Esfahani et al. (2009) to a labor exporting country that receives large inflows of external income -- the sum of remittances, FDI ... read more


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Evaluation de la valeur du temps de transport: Le cas de la ville de Sousse

Maissa Chaibi and Khaireddine Jebsi

L’usage massif de l’automobile privée génère de nombreuses externalités négatives, telle que la congestion qui induit une diminution de productivité, un allongement des temps de déplacement et un accroissement des ... read more


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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