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Working Papers

Returns to Investment in Education: The Case of Turkey

Harry Anthony Patrinos , George Psacharopoulos, and Aysit Tansel and

This paper estimates private and social returns to investment in education in Turkey, using the ... read more


Working Papers

Are politically connected firms turtles or gazelles? Evidence from the Egyptian uprising

Hany Abdel-Latif and Hassan Aly and

Using an original firm-level database and utilizing the incidence of the Egyptian uprising of 2011, ... read more



Working Papers

A Decade of Competition Policy in Arab Countries: A De jure and De facto Assessment

Jala Youssef and Chahir Zaki and

Despite its several benefits, competition policy seems to lack the attention it deserves in terms ... read more


Working Papers

A New Dawn for MENA Firms: Service Trade Liberalization for More Competitive Exports

Fida Karam and Chahir Zaki and

With the ongoing debates on the Doha Agenda, micro-level empirical evidence has emerged to highlight ... read more


Working Papers

Firm Performance and Agglomeration Effects: Evidence from Tunisian Firm-level Data

Mohamed Amara

Using Tunisian manufacturing data between 1998 and 2004 and by referring to multilevel approach, this ... read more


Working Papers

The Division of Ownership and Control in Listed Jordanian Firms

Ghada Tayem

Firms listed on the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) represent an important part of the economic ... read more


Working Papers

Is Oil Wealth Good for Private Sector Development?

Melani Cammett , Ishac Diwan, and Andrew Leber and

When do autocratic rulers in oil-producing countries support private sector development? We argue that the ... read more