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The Effect of Mothers’ Employment on Youth Gender Role Attitudes: Evidence From Egypt

Maia Sieverding , Rania Roushdy and May Gadallah

Cross-nationally, having a working mother during childhood is associated with more egalitarian attitudes among both ... read more


The U.S. Oil Supply Revolution and the Global Economy

Kamiar Mohaddes and Mehdi Raissi

This paper investigates the global macroeconomic consequences of falling oil prices due to the oil ... read more


Monetary Policy and Economic Performance in Resource Dependent Economies

Bassem Kamar and Raimundo Soto

The aim of this paper is to explore and quantify the role of monetary policy ... read more


Young People’s Gender Role Attitudes Over the Transition to Adulthood in Egypt

May Gadallah , Rania Roushdy and Maia Sieverding

Change in gender role attitudes is a neglected dimension of research on the transition ... read more



Information and Communication Technologies and Employment Generation in Turkish Manufacturing Industry

Yilmaz Kilicaslan and Ünal Töngür

This study aims to examine the impact of the use of Information and Communication Technologies ... read more


The Effect of Public Sector on Private Jobs: Evidence From the Occupied West Bank

Belal Fallah

This paper estimates the short run effect of creating more public jobs on private employment ... read more



The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy in Arab Resource- Rich Economies

Adeel Malik

Revisiting macroeconomic policies and outcomes of Arab resource-rich economies (RREs), this paper synthesizes the political ... read more


Fiscal- Monetary Interdependence and Exchange Rate Regimes in Oil Dependent Arab Economies

Ibrahim Elbadawi , Mohamed Goaied and Moez Ben Tahar

This paper contributes to the literature on the interdependence between fiscal and monetary policies in ... read more


Oil, Volatility and Institutions: Cross-Country Evidence From Major Oil Producers

Amany El Anshasy , Kamiar Mohaddes and Jeffrey Nugent

This paper examines the long-run effects of oil revenue and its volatility on economic growth ... read more


Education and the Allocation of Time of Married Women in Iran

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani and Sara Taghvatalab

In the past two decades Iranian women have become much better educated and reduced their ... read more


Muslim Youth Unemployment and Expat Jihadism- Bored to Death?

Moamen Gouda and Marcus Marktanner

While the presence of foreign fighters in military conflict has been a regular ingredient of ... read more


The Political Economy of A Sector in Crisis: Industrial Policy and Political Connections in the Egyptian Automotive Industry

Amirah El-Haddad , Jeremy Hodge and Nizar Manek

The Egyptian automotive industry developed under the country’s policy of import substitution industrialization (ISI). It ... read more



The Impact of the Fracking Boom on Arab Oil Producers

Lutz Kilian

This paper makes four contributions.  First, it investigates the extent to which the U.S. fracking ... read more