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The Regional Impact of Trade Liberalization on Households in Egypt, 1999-2012

Jérémie Gignoux and Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann

This paper assesses the impact of trade liberalization in Egypt by comparing regions more exposed ... read more


The Economic Response of Rural Areas to Local Supply Shock: Evidence From Palestine

Belal Fallah

This paper examines the economic effect of return commuting from the Israeli labor market on ... read more


Revisiting the Impact of Trade Openness on Informal and Irregular Employment in Egypt

Mélika Ben Salem and Chahir Zaki

This paper examines the impact of trade openness on job quality through the evolution of ... read more


Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility?

Kamiar Mohaddes and Mehdi Raissi

This paper studies the impact of commodity terms of trade (CToT) volatility on economic growth ... read more


Incentive-Based Regulations and Bank Restructuring in Egypt

Alaa El-Shazly

The Egyptian authorities undertook major banking reforms in the 1990s to create a more efficient ... read more



Towards A Trade Policy for Palestine

Osama Dabbagh and Quhafah Mahasneh

International trade plays a pivotal role in the context of the Palestinian economy that goes ... read more



Labor Market, Urban Poverty and Propoor Employment Policies

Heba Nassar and Heba El-Laithy

A complicated relationship exists between labor market mechanisms and poverty.  Poverty might arise from labor ... read more


Investment Incentives, Marginal Effective Tax Rates and the Cost of Capital in Egypt

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din , Samiha Fawzy and Amal Refaat

Although taxation is not the most important determinant of investment, it has a major impact ... read more


Trade and Foreign Exchange Regime in Egypt

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din and Sherine El-Shawarby

The objective of this paper is to examine the most important components of foreign trade ... read more





Export Competitiveness: Where Does The Middle East and North Africa Region Stand?

Mona Haddad

Globalization could raise the export opportunities for the MENA region. Given its characteristics and endowments, ... read more


Selecting A Social Choice Rule: An Exploratory Panel Study

Murat Sertel and Ayca E.G. Kara

This study is an attempt to empirically understand public preferences concerning social choice rules. We ... read more