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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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The Analysis of the Egyptian Economic Census

The training course presents a schematized set of lectures for quantitative and statistical analysis of economic censuses with particular emphasis on Egypt’s recent Economic Census Survey 2012/2013 (ECS 2012/13). Besides the lectures, ... read more


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Using A Neural Network-Based Methodology for Credit–Risk Evaluation of A Tunisian Bank

Hamadi Matoussi and Aida Abdelmoula

Abstract Credit–risk evaluation is a very important and challenging problem for financial institutions. Many classification methods have been suggested in the literature to tackle this problem. Neural networks have especially received a lot ... read more


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Determinants of Unemployment Duration

Samer Kherfi

This study uses a set of dates on unemployment, employment, mobility, marriage, and birth, from the 2006 and 2012 rounds of the Egyptian Labor Market Panel Survey, to construct a ... read more


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Toward Understanding Water Conflicts in MENA Region: A Comparative Analysis Using Water Poverty Index

Caroline Sullivan and Hatem Jemmali

Under the premise that water scarcity is inherently multidimensional, and not limited to unique physical dimensions, integrated composite indices such as the Water Poverty Index have been developed, going beyond ... read more


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Understanding Democratic Transition Using Self-Organizing Maps: A Special Focus on Arab Spring Countries

Houda Haffoudhi, Racem Mehdi and Gam Abdelkader

The aim of the paper is to identify, in the light of the Arab spring, the conditions favorable for democratic transition and to analyze the specific experience of Arab countries ... read more


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Macro-Financial Vulnerabilities and Economic Downturns: A Comparison Analysis Between Cost-Sensitive Learning and Markov-Switching Approaches

Meriem Djennas, and Mustapha Djennas

This paper examines the effects of macro-financial vulnerabilities on economic downturns in North Africa and GCC countries based on a Financial Stress Index (FSI). The paper identifies episodes of financial ... read more


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A Multidimensional Analysis of Water Poverty at A Local Scale: Application of Improved Water Poverty Index for Tunisia

Hatem Jemmali and Mohamed Salah Matoussi

Combining the measure of water availability and the socioeconomic capacity to access to it gives new insights in the fields of water resources management and poverty alleviation. This approach lets ... 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