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Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in Urban Economies: A Comparative Study of Egypt and Turkey at the Province Level

Fatma El-Hamidi and Cem Baslevent

This paper examines how businesses operating in areas with differing rates of urbanization differ from ... read more


Wages and On-the-Job Training in Tunisia

Christophe Muller and Christophe Nordman

In this paper, we conduct an econometric analysis of the links of on-the-job training (OJT) ... read more



Does Islamic Banking Development Favor Macroeconomic Efficiency? Evidence on The Islamic Finance – Growth Nexus

Laurent Gheeraert and Laurent Weill

This paper evaluates if the development of Islamic banking influences macroeconomic efficiency. We contribute then ... read more


Understanding Democratic Transitions in The Arab World

Ibrahim Elbadawi and Samir Makdisi

The recent Arab uprisings have forced a new trajectory of transitions to democracy from the ... read more


Accounting Information System of Tunisian SMEs: Complexity, Determinants and Impact on Financial Performance

Yosra Nouir and Sami Mensi

This research is twofold. The first is to identify potential determinants of Accounting Information System ... read more



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 Mohammad 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