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Do Political Connections Reduce Job Creation? Evidence from Lebanon

Ishac Diwan and Jamal Ibrahim Haidar

Using firm-level census data, we determine how politically-connected firms (PCFs) reduce job creation in Lebanon. After observing that large firms account for the bulk of net job creation, we find ... read more


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Inference of Oligopoly Power with Limited Data: Manufacturing in Morocco

Lahcen Achy, Azzeddine Azzam and Khalid Sekkat

Abstract Researchers’ enthusiasm for estimating industry oligopoly power in developing countries is often not matched with availability of data. Even when available, datasets are often incomplete, inconsistent, too aggregated, and almost always collected ... read more


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Rent Control Dilemma Comeback in Egypt’s Governance: A Hedonic Approach

Shereen Attia

This paper applies hedonic pricing models to estimate the relationship between housing prices and characteristics and determines the implicit amount of housing consumed by a typical consumer by tenure type. ... read more


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How to Achieve Efficiency in Public Procurement Auctions

Bedri Kamil Onur Tas

This paper empirically investigates the optimal number of bidders to achieve the lowest procurement prices in public procurement auctions. We use a unique data set provided by the Public Procurement ... read more


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Bank Market Power and Non-interest Income in Emerging Markets

Canan Yildirim and Adnan Kasman

This paper examines how market power in traditional intermediation affects Turkish banks’ involvement in non-interest income generating activities, in particular, fee and commission income. The results show that banks have ... read more


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Egypt Airline Passengers Market: Competition and Performance

Noha Sami Omar and Khalid Sekkat

In the present era of dramatic changes in the air transport services sector, this paper examines the link between the extent of liberalization and the performance of the Egyptian airline ... read more