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Modeling Political Performance of Islamist and Islamist-Rooted Parties in Turkey

Ali Akarca

The results of seventeen Turkish elections for parliament and local administrations between 1975 and 2011 ... read more


The Effect of Tutoring on Secondary Streaming in Egypt

Asmaa Elbadawy

In Egypt, tutoring has developed beyond being a remedial education activity for academically weak students ... read more


The Effect of Mergers and Acquisitions on Bank Efficiency: Evidence from Bank Consolidation in Egypt

Malak Reda

The paper examines the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the efficiency and profitability of ... read more


One Hundred Years of Oil Income and the Iranian Economy: A Curse or a Blessing?

Kamiar Mohaddes and Hashem Pesaran

This paper examines the impact of oil revenues on the Iranian economy over the past ... read more


Business Cycle Synchronization in Euro Area and GCC Countries: A Wavelets-GA Approach

Mustapha Djennas , and Meriem Djennas

In this paper, we use an Extreme Bound Analysis (EBA) and Wavelet Transformation (WT) to ... read more



Competitiveness in Turkish Banking: 2002-2011

Nurhan Davutyan and Canan Yildirim

Using a novel approach, we derive “shadow unrealized profit scores” as well as “shadow input-output ... read more


The Structure and Evolution of Employment in Egypt: 1998-2012

Ragui Assaad and Caroline Krafft

This paper conducts a detailed analysis of the evolution of the employment situation in Egypt ... read more


Do Product Standards Matter for Margins of Trade In Egypt? Evidence from Firm-Level Data

Rana Hendy , Hoda El Enbaby and Chahir Zaki

According to the World Trade Organization (WTO) standards, countries are allowed to adapt regulations under ... read more


Wage Differential between Urban and Rural Palestine: The Shadow of Palestinian- Israeli Conflict

Yousef Daoud and Belal Fallah

The objective of this paper is to explore the impact of Israel's development restrictions on ... read more


Young People’s Job Aspirations in Egypt and the Continued Preference for a Government Job

Ghada Barsoum

Despite the slowing of government hiring in Egypt, the government remains the employer of choice ... read more


Rural Wage Employment: Is There a Premium for Agriculture?

Yousef Daoud and Belal Fallah

This paper investigates the determinants of rural and non-rural wages using the quarterly Labor Force ... read more




The Challenges of Private Higher Education in Egypt

Ghada Barsoum

Private institutions are strongly showing presence in the landscape of higher education in Egypt.  This ... read more


Measuring Top Incomes and lnequality in the Middle East: Data Limitations and Illustration with the Case of Egypt

Facundo Alvaredo and Thomas Piketty

This paper discusses the data limitations associated with the measurement of top incomes and inequality ... read more