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The Microeconomic Impact of Political Instability: Firm-Level Evidence from Tunisia

Samer Matta

This paper explores the impact of political instability on firms. The context of this paper is Tunisia, a country that saw a surge in political instability events after the 2011 ... read more


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Economic Voting Under Single-Party and Coalition Governments: Evidence From The Turkish Case

Ali Akarca

Strength of economic voting under single-party and coalition governments is investigated in the case of Turkey. The vote equation developed for this purpose is fitted to data covering 31 parliamentary ... read more


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How Gender Biased Are Female-Headed Household Transfers in Egypt?

Lobna AbdelLatif, Mohamed Ramadan and Sarah Elbakry

In this paper, we claim that the policy of targeting female-headed households’ (FHHs) may generate bias against women in male-headed households (MHHs) who may be more poverty-constrained. Targeting FHHs may ... 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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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