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Poverty and Informality: A Restraining or Constructive Relationship?

Alia El Mahdi

Abstract In this paper, we will attempt to find answers to some questions on the factors ... read more


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Cherry Picking or Driving Out Bad Management: Foreign Acquisitions in Turkish Banking

Canan Yildirim

Abstract This paper analyzes the determinants of cross-border acquisitions and the impact of foreign acquisitions on ... read more


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A Unified Framework to Measuring Inequality in The Arab Countries

Sami Bibi and AbdelRahmen El Lahga and

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to apply a general and unified approach to inequality ... read more


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Why Is Fiscal Policy Procyclical in MENA Countries?

Sarra Ben Slimane and Moez Ben Tahar and

Abstract The optimal fiscal policy is countercyclical, aiming to keep the output close to its potential. ... read more



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Equity in Health Care in The Occupied Palestinian Territory: A Benefit Incidence Analysis

and Rasha Khatib and

Abstract This paper employs a Benefit Incidence Analysis (BIA) framework of health care financing in the ... read more


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The Determinants and Policy Implications of Off-Balance Sheet Activities in MENA Countries Commercial Banks

Ahmad Khasawneh and Kabir Hassan and

Abstract Although there is literature about off-balance sheet (OBS) activities in the banking system, this is ... read more



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Financing Higher Education in Tunisia

Tahar Abdessalem

Abstract This paper focuses on Tunisia, which like other developing countries, has allocated increasing levels of ... read more


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Generating Reliable Data to Perform Distributional Analysis in the Arab Region

Sami Bibi and AbdelRahmen El Lahga and

Abstract The objective of this paper is twofold. Firstly, we show how reliable datasets can be ... read more