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Determinants of Household Education Expenditure in Sudan

Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla

This paper examines the factors that influence households' expenditure on education in Sudan using the National Baseline Household Survey data (NBHS, 2009) for national, urban and rural levels. The results ... read more


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The Race to the Top: Institutional Clusters and World FDI Shares

Wasseem Mina

The literature on the institutions-FDI nexus has treated the influence of institutions independently of each other. This implies they are not related to one another both theoretically and empirically, an ... read more


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The Impact of Major Oil, Financial and Uncertainty Factors on Sovereign CDS Spreads: Evidence from GCC, Other Oil-Exporting Countries and Regional Markets

Nader Naifar, Syed Jawad Hussain Shahzad and Shawkat Hammoudeh

The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of oil price volatility and major financial and uncertainty factors on sovereign credit default swap (CDS) spreads in the case ... read more


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Collusion Detection in Public Procurement with Limited Information

Bedri Kamil Onur Tas

Public procurement data sets usually lack detailed data that are needed to implement existing methods. We design a method to identify and test for bid rigging in procurement auctions with ... read more


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The U.S. Oil Supply Revolution and the Global Economy

Kamiar Mohaddes and Mehdi Raissi

This paper investigates the global macroeconomic consequences of falling oil prices due to the oil revolution in the United States, using a Global VAR model estimated for 38 countries/regions over ... read more


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Oil, Volatility and Institutions: Cross-Country Evidence From Major Oil Producers

Amany El Anshasy, Kamiar Mohaddes and Jeffrey Nugent

This paper examines the long-run effects of oil revenue and its volatility on economic growth as well as the role of institutions in this relationship. We collect annual and monthly ... read more


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Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility?

Kamiar Mohaddes and Mehdi Raissi

This paper studies the impact of commodity terms of trade (CToT) volatility on economic growth (and its sources) in a sample of 69 commodity-dependent countries, and assesses the role of ... read more


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Updated Exports and Imports Data for Egypt

ERF is pleased to announce the dissemination of the updated data sets for Exports and Imports in Egypt ... read more


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Did the Cost of Living Rise Faster for the Rural Poor?

Shireen Al Azzawi

Inflation has been rising in Egypt over the last decade reaching double digit levels. It was more pronounced in rural Egypt and might have hurt the poor especially since rising ... read more


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Evaluation de l’impact de l’Initiative Nationale pour le Développement Humain (INDH) sur la pauvreté en milieu rural au Maroc, une étude en enquête panel de ménages

Mohamed Benkassmi, Touhami Abdelkhalek and Fouzia Ejjanoui

In this paper, we conduct an impact evaluation of a great Moroccan development program of Community Driven Development type, namely the National Human Development Initiative (INDH), which aimed, among others, ... read more


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Self-Rated Health and Primary Care Utilization: Is Selection into Healthcare Endogenously Determined?

Firat Bilgel and Burhan Can Karahasan

This study assesses the causal effects of primary care utilization on subjective health status in Turkey using individual-level data from the 2012 Health Research Survey. Employing recursive bivariate models that ... read more


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New HLFS Micro Data for Egypt

ERF is pleased to announce the dissemination of Two New Harmonized Labor Force Surveys (HLFS); for Egypt 2011, ... read more


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HHIES & HHHS Micro Data for IRAQ is now available

ERF is pleased to announce the dissemination of two Harmonized Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HHIES), and two Harmonized Household Health Surveys (HHHS), produced using the micro data of the ... read more


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Constructing Labor Market Transitions Recall Weights in Retrospective Data: An Application to Egypt and Jordan

Shaimaa Yassin

To be able to redress retrospective panels into random samples and correct for any recall and/or design bias the data might suffer from, this paper builds on the methodology proposed ... read more


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Oil Prices and the Global Economy: Is It Different This Time Around?

Kamiar Mohaddes and Hashem Pesaran

The recent plunge in oil prices has brought into question the generally accepted view that lower oil prices are good for the US and the global economy. In this paper, ... read more


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Comparative Labor and Human Development Research Using Labor Market Panel Surveys Data

ERF invites affiliates and non-ERF affiliates to submit proposals that enhance the understanding of a variety of labor market challenges and issues relevant to the region. Deadline for ... read more