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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

Long Run Versus Short Run Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture

Younes Ben Zaied

In this paper, we propose an original empirical investigation of the long run versus short ... read more

Trade, Transaction Costs and TFP: Evidence from Tunisia and Egypt

Sofiane Ghali , Habib Zitouna , Zouhour Karray and Slim Driss

Increases in total factor productivity (TFP) are commonly associated with accumulation of knowledge through technological ... read more

The Evolution of Labor Supply and Unemployment in the Egyptian Economy: 1988-2012

Ragui Assaad and Caroline Krafft

This paper analyzes the evolution of labor supply and unemployment in Egypt in ... read more

The Formal and Informal Framework of Foreign Direct Investment

Pierre-Guillaume Méon and Khalid Sekkat

This paper studies the impact of social trust and formal legal and institutional determinants of ... read more

Is There Anything Special With Intra-Arab Capital Flows?

Khalid Sekkat

The paper examines the determinants if intra-Arab FDI inflows as compared to inflows from non-Arab ... read more