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ERF produces a range of publications, from in-depth working papers on various topics, to concise, evidence-based Policy Briefs.


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Envy and the Islamic Revival: Experimental Evidence from Tunisia

Maleke Fourati

The Islamic revival defined as the call for a resurgence of Islamic culture by opposition ... read more

Working Papers

Pre – Birth Exposure to Ramadan, Height, and the Length of Gastation

Seyed Mohammad Karimi

The effect of pre-birth exposure to Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, on children’s height ... read more

Working Papers

Oil Price Volatility, Financial Institutions and Economic Growth

Uchechukwu Jarrett , Kamiar Mohaddes, and Hamid Mohtadi and

Theory attributes finance with the ability to both promote growth and reduce output volatility. But ... read more

Working Papers

Structural Transformation in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia: Patterns, Drivers and Constraints

Rim Mouelhi and Monia Ghazali and

This paper conducts an analysis of the structural transformation in three MENA countries, Tunisia, Morocco ... read more

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Picking Winners at the Ballot Box: Votes and Local Economic Growth in Turkey

Davide Luca

While there is systematic evidence of how governments affect policy outputs for strategic reasons, a ... read more

Policy Briefs

Guidelines for Cost-Effective Public Procurement

Bedri Kamil Onur Tas

In a nutshell Public procurement comprises a significant part of GDP in both developing and developed ... read more

Working Papers

Does Central Bank Independence Matter in Arab Oil Exporters

Hoda Selim

The paper shows that central banks in Arab oil exporters are not independent. Low independence ... read more

Working Papers

Armed Conflict and Child Labor: Evidence from Iraq

George Naufal , Michael Malcolm, and Vidya Diwakar and

This paper examines the relationship between armed conflict intensity and child labor using household level ... read more