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Fiscal Consolidation and UAE Vision 2021: A Small Scale Macroeconomic Model Approach

Assil El Mahmah and Magda Kandil

Given the persistence of low oil prices, which has become the new norm, and the ... read more


Does Maternal Employment Affect Child Nutrition Status? New Evidence From Egypt

Ahmed Rashad and Mesbah Sharaf

Despite that maternal employment can increase family income, several studies have suggested that it has ... read more


Why Don’t MENA Countries Trade More? The Curse of Bad Institutions

Fida Karam and Chahir Zaki

This paper explores the relation between institutions and trade in the Middle East and North ... read more


Institutional Environment and Bank Capital Ratios

Tammuz Alraheb , Christina Nicolas and Amine Tarazi

We investigate the influence of the institutional environment on bank capital levels. Using a sample ... read more


Knowledge, Technological Catch-Up and Economic Growth: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis For MENA and Latin America

Fatma M. Utku-İsmihan

This paper aims to investigate the role of various knowledge indicators (human capital, research and ... read more


Analyzing Wage Differentials by Fields of Study: Evidence From Turkey

Antonio Di Paolo and Aysit Tansel

This paper analyzes the drivers of wage differences among college graduates who hold a degree ... read more


Regional Inequalities in Child Malnutrition in Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen: A Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition Analysis

Mesbah Sharaf and Ahmed Rashad

There is substantial evidence that on average, urban children have better health outcomes than rural ... read more



The Impact of Ownership on Corporate Performance: The Case of the UAE

Magda Kandil and Minko Markovski

This study attempts to identify whether government ownership has an effect on corporate performance, such ... read more


Do Oil Prices Affect Kuwait Sectoral Stock Prices? Non-Linear Cointegration Evidence

Khalid Kisswani and Mohammad I. Elian

This paper tests the asymmetric long-run dynamics between oil price changes and Kuwait stock prices ... read more



Revisiting the Middle-Class Myth: Evidence From A Cross-Country Analysis of African Social Progress

Ricardo Nogales and Reham Rizk

We analyze the relationship between the expansion of middle class in 42 African countries and ... read more


Determinants of Household Education Expenditure in Sudan

Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla

This paper examines the factors that influence households' expenditure on education in Sudan using the ... read more


Political Stability, Firm Characteristics and Performance: Evidence From 6,083 Private Firms in the Middle East

Amr Hosny

Using firm-level data from an EBRD/EIB/WB joint survey covering more than 6,000 private firms in ... read more


The Race to the Top: Institutional Clusters and World FDI Shares

Wasseem Mina

The literature on the institutions-FDI nexus has treated the influence of institutions independently of each ... read more


The Microeconomic Impact of Political Instability: Firm-Level Evidence from Tunisia

Samer Matta

This paper explores the impact of political instability on firms. The context of this paper ... read more