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Labor Market Activities of Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Aysegul Kayaoglu and M. Murat Erdogan

Drawing on data from a survey of 1,235 Syrian refugees, this article examines individual, cohort ... read more



The Number and Characteristics of Syrians in Jordan: A Multi-Source Analysis

Caroline Krafft , Susan Razzaz , Caitlyn Keo and Ragui Assaad

Jordan has experienced a substantial influx of refugees from Syria since 2011. The Jordanian government ... read more


Socioeconomic Status and the Changing Nature of School-to-Work Transitions in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

Ragui Assaad , Caroline Krafft and Colette Salemi

This paper examines the evolution of initial labor market outcomes across cohorts of school leavers ... read more


Identifying Global and National Output and Fiscal Policy ShocksUsing a GVAR

Alexander Chudik , Mohammad Hashem Pesaran and Kamiar Mohaddes

The paper contributes to the growing global VAR (GVAR) literature by showing how global and ... read more


Spatial Drivers of Firm Entry in Iran

Iman Cheratian , Saleh Goltabar and Carla Daniela Calá

Given the importance of entry promotion to prompt economic growth and promote structural transformation, this ... read more



Global Value Chain Integration and Productivity: The Case of Turkish Manufacturing Firms

Yilmaz Kilicaslan , Uğur Aytun and Oytun Meçik

In this study, we examine how firms’ positions (supplier, consumer, or both) in both global ... read more


The Role of Labor Market Frictions in Structural Transformation

Khalid El Fayoumi and Gregory Auclair

Against what theory predicts, large productivity gaps across sectors persist and the process of structural ... read more


Persistence and Change in Marriage Practices Among Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Maia Sieverding , Caroline Krafft , Nasma Berri and Caitlyn Keo

Since the onset of the Syrian conflict there has been considerable attention to reports of ... read more



State-Business Relations and Financial Accessibility: Explaining Firm Performance in the MENA Region

Burhan Can Karahasan and Firat Bilgel

This study investigates the triangular relationship among state-business relations, financial access and economic performance using ... read more



The Nexus Between Business-Investment Climate and Firm Performance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

Eleftherios Giovanis and Oznur Ozdamar

Business and investment climate indicators are relations between the public and private sectors. They may ... read more


Sources of Heterogeneity in Labor Productivity and Total Factor Productivity in Egyptian Manufacturing

Abeer Elshennawy and Mohamed Bouaddi

Egypt Ranking in the World Competitiveness Report deteriorated between 2004 and 2017. Boosting competitiveness requires ... read more


Youth Vulnerability in Egypt and Jordan: Dimensions and Determinants

Shireen Al Azzawi and Vladimir Hlasny

Youth unemployment in the MENA region is the highest in the world, at over 40% ... read more