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Information and Communication Technologies and Employment Generation in Turkish Manufacturing Industry

Yilmaz Kilicaslan and Ünal Töngür

This study aims to examine the impact of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on employment generation in the Turkish manufacturing industry. This study is said to be ... read more


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Education and the Allocation of Time of Married Women in Iran

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani and Sara Taghvatalab

In the past two decades Iranian women have become much better educated and reduced their childbearing by more than two thirds, but their participation in market work has hardly increased. ... read more


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Muslim Youth Unemployment and Expat Jihadism- Bored to Death?

Moamen Gouda and Marcus Marktanner

While the presence of foreign fighters in military conflict has been a regular ingredient of jihad, never before in modern history have foreign fighters gathered at the scale and speed ... read more


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Survival of Small-Scale Manufacturing in Cairo During Structural Adjustment Results from a Long-Term Study

Günter Meyer

The structural adjustment policy in Egypt has caused a dramatic decline in demand for many goods produced in the handicraft sector. A long-term study between 1986 and 1998, of 2,415 ... read more


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Maritime and Air Transport in MENA: The Potential Gains from Liberalization

Riad al Khouri

The paper discusses markets and regulations in MENA air and maritime transport. After reviewing market trends and regulatory frameworks, the paper underlines the positive consequences of liberalization and concludes by ... read more


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Competition Laws in MENA: An Assessment of the Status Quo and the Relevance of a WTO Agreement

Mohamed Lahouel

Competition policy plays an increasing role worldwide, both at the national and international level. The number of countries with competition laws has increased to about seventy as of 1999, against ... read more


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Textiles and Clothing in the Mediterranean Region: Opportunities and Challenges of Returning Textiles and Clothing to GATT Disciplines

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din and M. Maamoun Abdel- Fattah

The purpose of this study is two-fold: assessing trade policy towards textiles in the main exporting south Mediterranean countries and in their major export markets (the EU and the USA) ... read more


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An Empirical Evaluation of the Implementation of the Bonus-Malus System in the Tunisian Automobile Insurance Ratemaking

Olfa Ghali

The objective of this study was to empirically assess the impact of the introduction of the Bonus-Malus system on road security in the pricing of car insurance in Tunisia.  Results ... read more


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Internal and External Economies in Egyptian Manufacturing, 1970-1997

Hélène Cottenet

Testing for the existence of internal and external economies in Egyptian manufacturing industries can help defining an active targeted industrial policy promoting long-run growth. The Caballero and Lyons (1989) methodology ... read more


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Investment, Markup and Capacity Utilization in Tunisia

Riadh Ben Jelili

Using data from the Tunisian private manufacturing sector, a theory-consistent model of the investment behavior is estimated. In this model, investment is entirely profit-driven where the profit variable is decomposed ... read more


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The Lebanese Telecommunication Sector and The Impact of Privatization on The Labor Market

Joey Ghaleb

In the 1990’s more than 90 developing countries were opening up their telecom sector to private sector participation. However, the labor implications remain one of the least addressed issues. The ... read more


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SMEs Contribution to the Creation of the Euro-Mediterranean Region

Andrea Gallina

The paper focuses on the manufacturing sector of 10 Mediterranean Partners, in particular on the industrial structures and their relationship with the market. The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, and in particular the ... read more


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The Impact of ICT on Economic Development in The Arab World: A Comparative Study of Egypt and The Gulf Countries

Samia Satti O. M. Nour

This paper compares the ICT market in both Egypt and the Gulf countries. Both are lagging behind the developed countries, but Egypt has higher supply, while the Gulf countries have ... read more


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Efficiency Measure from Dynamic Stochastic Production Frontier: Application to Tunisian Textile, Clothing and Leather Industries

Rim Mouelhi and Mohamed Goaied

This paper is concerned with the estimation of firm and time-varying technical efficiency. The approach used to measure efficiency is different from the conventional static and stochastic frontier approach. We ... read more


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Estimating Poverty and Inequality in the Absence of Consumption Data: An Application to the Middle East and North Africa

Caroline Krafft, Ragui Assaad, Hanan Nazier, Racha Ramadan, Atiyeh Vahidmanesh and Sami Zouari

Measures of consumption and poverty are critical metrics of the wellbeing of individuals, their households, communities, and countries. Collecting data on consumption and poverty is challenging and costly, and therefore ... read more