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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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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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Financial Stability and Macro Prudential Regulation: Policy Implication of Systemic Expected Shortfall Measure

Hatem Salah and Marwa Souissi

 Abstract In this paper we highlighted the importance of systemic risk in the new framework of financial regulation. We employed several macro-economic variables and balance sheets indicators, to underline the degree ... read more


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Bank’s Capital Buffers and Business Cycle: Evidence from GCC Countries, 2004-2011

Mohamed Trabelsi, Ibrahim Elbadawi and Dhuha Fadhel

This paper empirically investigates the relationship between the capital buffers maintained by banks and the business cycle in a panel covering 70 banks drawn from all six GCC countries during ... read more


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Individual and Households Determinants of Women Empowerment: Application to the Case of Egypt

Ragui Assaad, Hanan Nazier and Racha Ramadan

This research deals with women’s empowerment as an outcome of interest by defining the different individual and socio-demographic determinants that affect women’s empowerment in the Egyptian society. The paper analyzed ... read more


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Exchange Rates and Interest Rates: An Empirical Investigation of International Fisher Effect Theory The Case of Egypt (2003-2012)

Abla El Khawaga, Mona Esam and Rasha Hammam

This paper examines the validity of the International Fisher Effect (IFE) theory for the Egyptian economy. Two case studies are investigated: Egypt vs. USA and Egypt vs. Germany during the ... read more


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Sectoral Shifts, Diversification, Regional Unemployment on the Eve of Revolution in Tunisia: A Sequential Spatial Panel Approach

Walid Jebili and Lotfi Belkacem

This paper investigates how sectoral shifts and industry specialization patterns have influenced Tunisian labor market performance in the recent past years. Building on a sequential spatial framework, while taking into ... read more


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Political Instability, Uncertainty, Democracy, and Economic Growth in Egypt

Hossam Eldin Mohammed Abdelkader

This paper aims to determine if there is a relationship between political instability, uncertainty, and political regime, on the one hand, and economic growth in Egypt, on the other. According ... read more


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Do ICTS Reduce Youth Unemployment in MENA Countries?

Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla

Abstract This paper examines the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on youth unemployment in MENA countries. The study employs dynamic panel data for a sample of 17 countries, over ... read more


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Evaluation de la valeur du temps de transport: Le cas de la ville de Sousse

Maissa Chaibi and Khaireddine Jebsi

L’usage massif de l’automobile privée génère de nombreuses externalités négatives, telle que la congestion qui induit une diminution de productivité, un allongement des temps de déplacement et un accroissement des ... read more


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Gender and the Jordanian Labor Market

Ragui Assaad, Rana Hendy and Shaimaa Yassin

Using data from the Jordanian Labor Market Panel Survey 2010 (JLMPS), this paper aims at investigating the differences in labor force participation among men and women. Not only is female ... read more


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Bank Profitability and the Business Cycle: Evidence from MENA Countries

Souhir Slimi

Understanding and monitoring the impact of a declined economy on the health of the banking industry is a particularly important challenge for bank regulators and policy makers. In fact, economic ... read more


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Econometric Modeling of World Oil Supplies: Terminal Price and the Time to Depletion

Kamiar Mohaddes

This paper develops a novel approach by which to identify the price of oil at the time of depletion, the so-called "terminal price" of oil. It shows that while the ... read more


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The Spillover Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on Economic Activity in Emerging Economies – Investigating the Egyptian Case Using the Financial Stress Index

Amira El-Shal

The global financial crisis of 2007 raised concerns about spillover effects to economic activity in emerging market economies. Economic theory suggests that there are a number of channels through which ... read more