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Macro-Financial Linkages in Egypt: A Panel Analysis of Economic Shocks and Loan Portfolio Quality

Inessa Love and Rima Turk Ariss

This paper investigates macro-financial linkages in Egypt using two complementary methods, assessing the interaction between ... read more


The Impact of Urbanization on Political Outcomes in Turkey

Cem Baslevent

The purpose of this study is to identify the urbanization–related determinants of two key political ... read more


Partis islamistes, Pouvoir et Etat profond dans le monde arabe: analyse en termes du Principal-Agent

Brahim ElMorchid

The arrival of Islamist parties to power in some Arab countries (Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco) ... read more


Profit Sharing, Income Inequality and Capital Accumulation

Mahmoud Sami Nabi

The relationship between economic development and income inequality isn’t neutral vis-à-vis the role of the ... read more


Private Tutoring and the Question of Equitable Opportunities in Turkey

Aysit Tansel

This paper focuses on the implications of private tutoring in Turkey for questions of equity ... read more


Students’ Achievement in the MENA Countries: The Heyneman-Loxley Effect Revisited Using TIMSS 2007 Data

Donia Smaali Bouhlila

Since the controversial finding of the Coleman Report (1966), which was that school resources had ... read more


Agricultural Water-Use Efficiency in a Global Perspective: The Case of Iran

Gholamreza Soltani

This study addresses the problem of water-use efficiency in agriculture via the optimization of water ... read more



Dual Banking and Financial Contagion

Mahmoud Sami Nabi

This paper builds a theoretical model based on Allen and Gale (2000) to analyze how ... read more


Resource Rents, Institutions and Violent Civil Conflicts

Ibrahim Elbadawi and Raimundo Soto

Natural resources have been blamed for inducing slow growth and sparking civil conflicts and violence. ... read more


International Labor Mobility and Employment Interactions in Tunisia

Anda David and Mohamed Ali Marouani

This paper analyzes the international labor mobility-employment nexus in Tunisia in a dynamic general equilibrium ... read more


Structural Change and Industrial Policy in Turkey

Izak Atiyas and Ozan Bakis

This paper presents evidence on structural change in Turkey and provides an overview of the ... read more


Macroeconomic Shocks and Banking Sector Developments in Egypt

Santiago Herrera and Hoda Youssef

From 2008 to 2011, Egypt was hit by significant shocks, both global and country-specific. This ... read more


Trade and R&D Externalities: Impact on the Cost of Production of the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector

Sofiane Ghali and Zouhour Karray

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a suitable methodology for estimating the extent ... read more


Does Infrastructure Mitigate the Effect of Urban Concentration on Poverty in Developing Countries?

Khalid Sekkat

The paper focuses on a poorly investigated issue, although highly challenging for developing countries, which ... read more


How Does Urban Concentration Affect Poverty in Developing Countries?

Khalid Sekkat

The present paper addresses an important issue for developing countries namely the interaction between urban ... read more