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Egypt Airline Passengers Market: Competition and Performance

Noha Sami Omar and Khalid Sekkat

In the present era of dramatic changes in the air transport services sector, this paper ... read more

Demographics, Labor Force Participation and Unemployment in Jordan

Nader Mryyan

To better understand the demographic trends in Jordan, it is useful to relate these trends ... read more

Immigration, Emigration and the Labor Market in Jordan

Jackline Wahba

This paper uses a new and original dataset, the Jordan Labor Market Panel Survey of ... read more

Brain Drain from Turkey: Return Intentions of Skilled Migrants

Nil Demet Güngor and Aysit Tansel

The study estimates an empirical model of return intentions using a dataset compiled from an ... read more

The Political Economy of Public Sector Employment in Resource Dependent Countries

Omer Ali and Ibrahim Elbadawi

In this paper, we propose a political economic explanation for the well documented difference in ... read more

The Structure and Evolution of Employment in Jordan

Ragui Assaad

In this paper we use a new and original data set, the Jordan Labor Market ... read more

Emigration and Origin Country’s Institutions: Does the Destination Country Matter?

Michel Beine and Khalid Sekkat

This paper examines the influence of international migration on the evolution of the quality of ... read more

Natural Resources, Volatility, and Inclusive Growth: Perspectives from the Middle East and North Africa

Rabah Arezki and Mustapha Nabli

This paper takes stock of the economic performance of resource-rich countries in the Middle East ... read more

The Patterns of Early Retirement among Jordanian Men

Ibrahim Al Hawarin

Utilizing detailed data from Jordan Labor Market Panel Survey (JLMPS), this study examines early retirement ... read more

Resource Rents, Political Institutions and Economic Growth

Ibrahim Elbadawi and Raimundo Soto

This paper contributes to the empirical literature on oil and other point-source resource curse. We ... read more

Stock Market Assessment of Bank Risk: Evidence from the Maghreb Region

Lassaâd Mbarek and Dorra Mezzez Hmaied

This paper examines the ability of stock market investors to monitor bank risk for a ... read more

An Empirical Growth Model for Major Oil Exporters

Hadi Salehi Esfahani , Kamiar Mohaddes and Hashem Pesaran

This paper develops a long-run growth model for a major oil exporting economy and derives ... read more

Skilled Migration and the Transfer of Institutional Norms

Michel Beine and Khalid Sekkat

This paper examines the impact of international emigration on the evolution of the quality of ... read more

Fiscal Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies: Lessons from Chile and Norway

Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel

Resource-rich economies in general, and Arab oil exporters in particular, are at a critical juncture, ... read more

Regime-Switching Behavior in the Conditional Volatility of MENA Stock Market Returns

Slah Bahloul and Fathi Abid

The objective of this paper is to investigate the behavior of the time varying volatility ... read more