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Job Creation or Labor Absorption? An Analysis of Private Sector Job Growth in Egypt

Ragui Assaad , Caroline Krafft and Shaimaa Yassin

Creating jobs, especially good jobs, is one of the greatest challenges facing Egypt. This paper ... read more

Pre – Birth Exposure to Ramadan, Height, and the Length of Gastation

Seyed Mohammad Karimi

The effect of pre-birth exposure to Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, on children’s height ... read more

Envy and the Islamic Revival: Experimental Evidence from Tunisia

Maleke Fourati

The Islamic revival defined as the call for a resurgence of Islamic culture by opposition ... read more

Fiscal Outcomes in Bahrain: Oil Price Volatility, Fiscal Institutions or Politics?

Hoda El Enbaby and Hoda Selim

The paper argues that political economy factors, rather than oil wealth, shape the budgetary process and ... read more

Economic Geography, Growth Dynamics and Human Capital Accumulation in Turkey: Evidence from Regional and Micro Data

Burhan Can Karahasan and Firat Bilgel

This study explores the endogenous relationship among market access, wages and human capital accumulation in ... read more

Picking Winners at the Ballot Box: Votes and Local Economic Growth in Turkey

Davide Luca

While there is systematic evidence of how governments affect policy outputs for strategic reasons, a ... read more

Structural Transformation in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia: Patterns, Drivers and Constraints

Rim Mouelhi and Monia Ghazali

This paper conducts an analysis of the structural transformation in three MENA countries, Tunisia, Morocco ... read more

Oil Price Volatility, Financial Institutions and Economic Growth

Uchechukwu Jarrett , Kamiar Mohaddes and Hamid Mohtadi

Theory attributes finance with the ability to both promote growth and reduce output volatility. But ... read more

Reforming Fiscal Institutions in Resource-Rich Arab Economies: Policy Proposals

Kamiar Mohaddes , Jeffrey Nugent and Hoda Selim

This paper traces the evolution of fiscal institutions of Resource Rich Arab Economies (RRAEs) over ... read more

Schooling Choices’ Responses to Labor Market Shocks: Evidence From a Natural Experiment

Belal Fallah and Ayhab Saad

This paper uses the closure of Israeli labor market to examine the effect of a ... read more

Oil Revenues Shocks and Inequality in Iran

Mohammad Reza Farzanegan and Tim Krieger

We study the responses of income inequality to positive per capita oil and gas revenues ... read more

Armed Conflict and Child Labor: Evidence from Iraq

George Naufal , Michael Malcolm and Vidya Diwakar

This paper examines the relationship between armed conflict intensity and child labor using household level ... read more

Does Central Bank Independence Matter in Arab Oil Exporters

Hoda Selim

The paper shows that central banks in Arab oil exporters are not independent. Low independence ... read more

Do More Productive Firms Pay Workers More? Evidence from Egypt

Caroline Krafft and Ragui Assaad

Theoretically, in perfectly competitive markets with full information, marginal productivity of labor and workers’ wages ... read more