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National Oil Companies in the Middle East and North Africa: Remaining Relevant in a Changing World

Jenik Radon and Sarah Logan and

This paper applies a practitioner’s analytical perspective to assessing the contractual arrangements governing oil and ... read more


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Private Banking and Crony Capitalism in Egypt

Ishac Diwan and Marc Schiffbauer and

In Egypt, the bulk of bank loans during 2003-2010 went to politically connected firms. At ... read more


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Is There an Arab Variety of Capitalism?

Steffen Hertog

This paper argues that capitalism in Arab low- to mid-income countries is organized in a ... read more




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Out of Pocket Health Expenditure and Household Budget: Evidence from Arab Countries

Reham Rizk and Hala Abou-Ali and

This paper assesses the prevalence of out-of-pocket catastrophic health expenditure and pinpoints the factors associated ... read more


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Crony Interlockers and The Centrality of Banks: The Network of Moroccan Listed Companies

Mohamed Oubenal

In this paper, we study crony capitalism through the lens of Moroccan listed companies and ... read more


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Correlates of Kin Marriage in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia

Rania Salem and Sarah Shah and

Although kin marriage is widely practiced in the MENA, the rationales that are thought to ... read more


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Moroccan Cronyism: Facts, Mechanisms and Impact

Mohammed Said Saadi

The purpose of this paper is to shed some light on Moroccan cronyism by studying ... read more