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Return Migrants and the Wage Premium: Does the Legal Status of Migrants Matter?

Nelly El-Mallakh and Jackline Wahba

This paper examines the long-term impact of the legal status of overseas temporary migrants. Using ... read more

Targeting Debt in Lebanon: A Structural Macro-Econometric Model

Salim Mahmoud Araji , Vladimir Hlasny and Vito Intini

This paper lays out and estimates a structural macro-econometric model of the Lebanese economy to ... read more

Standards and Market Power: Evidence from Tunisia

Hendrik Kruse , Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso and Leila Baghdadi

We develop a theoretical model and derive conditions under which firms with market power try ... read more

To Bank or Not to Bank: The Determination of Cash Holdings and Lines of Credit

Ghada Tayem

This paper investigates two liquidity choices of listed Jordanian firms: internal represented by cash holdings ... read more

Economic Voting Under Single-Party and Coalition Governments: Evidence From The Turkish Case

Ali Akarca

Strength of economic voting under single-party and coalition governments is investigated in the case of ... read more

How Gender Biased Are Female-Headed Household Transfers in Egypt?

Lobna AbdelLatif , Mohamed Ramadan and Sarah Elbakry

In this paper, we claim that the policy of targeting female-headed households’ (FHHs) may generate ... read more

Collusion Detection in Public Procurement with Limited Information

Bedri Kamil Onur Tas

Public procurement data sets usually lack detailed data that are needed to implement existing methods. ... read more

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