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The Global Impact of the Systemic Economies and MENA Business Cycles

Paul Cashin, Kamiar Mohaddes and Mehdi Raissi

This paper analyzes spillovers from macroeconomic shocks in systemic economies (China, the Euro Area, and the United States) to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as well as ... read more


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Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Macroeconomic Performance in Sudan

Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla

This paper investigates the impact of exchange rate volatility on macroeconomic performance in Sudan, focusing on three key indicators namely, economic growth, foreign direct investment and trade balance, during the ... read more


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Output-Employment Relationship across Sectors: A Long- versus Short-Run Perspective

Afsin Sahin, Aysit Tansel and Hakan Berument

This paper investigates the nature of the output-employment relationship by using the Turkish quarterly data for the period from 1988 to 2008. Even if we fail to find a long-run ... read more


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Proxy Means Tests for Targeting Subsidies Scheme in Iran

Mohamed Bakhshoodeh

In this paper, I develop a Proxy Means Tests (PMT) model and examine several targeting lines to identify beneficiaries for a targeting subsidy scheme in Iran. Based on the findings ... read more


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Macro-Financial Linkages in Egypt: A Panel Analysis of Economic Shocks and Loan Portfolio Quality

Inessa Love and Rima Turk Ariss

This paper investigates macro-financial linkages in Egypt using two complementary methods, assessing the interaction between different macroeconomic aggregates and loan portfolio quality in a multivariate framework as well as through ... read more


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The Impact of Urbanization on Political Outcomes in Turkey

Cem Baslevent

The purpose of this study is to identify the urbanization–related determinants of two key political outcomes in Turkey, namely the election turnout rate and the vote share of the Justice ... read more


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Agricultural Water-Use Efficiency in a Global Perspective: The Case of Iran

Gholamreza Soltani

This study addresses the problem of water-use efficiency in agriculture via the optimization of water use for and the external trade patterns of agricultural products in Iran. Towards this end, ... read more


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The Formal and Informal Framework of Foreign Direct Investment

Pierre-Guillaume MĂ©on and Khalid Sekkat

This paper studies the impact of social trust and formal legal and institutional determinants of foreign direct investment inflows and investment in a panel of countries. It reports that formal ... read more


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Debt, Inflation and Growth: Robust Estimation of Long-Run Effects in Dynamic Panel Data Models

Alexander Chudik, Kamiar Mohaddes, Mohammad Hashem Pesaran and Mehdi Raissi

This paper investigates the long-run effects of public debt and inflation on economic growth. Our contribution is both theoretical and empirical. On the theoretical side, we develop a cross-sectionally augmented ... read more