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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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Do Migrants Transfer Political and Cultural Norms to Their Origin Country? Some Evidence From Some Arab Countries

Jamal Bouoiyour and Amal Miftah

This paper explores some political and social consequences of international migration experience and remittance receipt in the case of Arab countries using Arab Barometer survey dataset. The main idea is ... read more


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Moroccan Cronyism: Facts, Mechanisms and Impact

Mohammed Said Saadi

The purpose of this paper is to shed some light on Moroccan cronyism by studying its manifestation and impact in the manufacturing sector. More specifically, it attempts to find out ... read more


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ERF 18th Annual Conference on Corruption and Economic Development

Corruption is unethical. But it may also have deleterious effects on economic development, breeding negative work ethics and leading to waste and misallocation of ... read more


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Opacity in the attire of transparency!!!

This blog was written by Lobna Abdel Latif, Professor of Economics (Cairo University), on her research “Are improvements in ... read more


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Impact of Internal Migration on Political Participation in Turkey

Ali Akarca and Aysit Tansel

During last sixty years, the Turkish population moved from one province to another at the rate of about 7-8 percent per five-year interval. As a consequence of this massive internal ... read more


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Social Order, Rents and Ecnomic Development in Iran since the Early 20th Century

Hadi Salehi Esfahani and Esra Çeviker Gürakar

This paper examines the evolution of social orders in Iran since the early 20th century and relates the country’s economic performance to that process. The study is enriched by comparisons ... read more


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Religious Loyalty and Acceptance of Corruption

Moamen Gouda and Sang-Min Park

This study investigates the relationship between religiously-induced internalized values of individuals and their specific attitudes regarding the acceptance of corruption. The dataset, on which our study is based, was collected ... read more


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The Economic Determinants of Political Islam: An Empirical Investigation of the Arab Spring in Egypt

May Attallah

This paper empirically studies the voting outcomes of the first post-revolution presidential elections in Egypt. In light of the strong success of Islamist candidate Mohamed Morsi, I identify three dimensions ... 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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The Political Economy of Public Sector Employment in Resource Dependent Countries

Omer Ali and Ibrahim Elbadawi

In this paper, we propose a political economic explanation for the well documented difference in labor market institutions between high natural resource per capita countries and those that are natural ... read more


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Natural Resources, Volatility, and Inclusive Growth: Perspectives from the Middle East and North Africa

Rabah Arezki and Mustapha Nabli

This paper takes stock of the economic performance of resource-rich countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the past forty years. While those countries have maintained high ... read more


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Detecting Corruption and Evaluating Programs to Control It: Some Lessons for MENA

Jeffrey Nugent

This paper attempts the following tasks. First, it attempts to examine the seriousness of corruption in the MENA region as a whole as well in individual countries of the region ... read more


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Modeling Political Performance of Islamist and Islamist-Rooted Parties in Turkey

Ali Akarca

The results of seventeen Turkish elections for parliament and local administrations between 1975 and 2011 and societal developments are studied to understand the factors that determine the political performance of ... read more


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Different Arab Springs? The Political Elite and De facto Political Power

Mina Baliamoune Lutz

We identify conditions under which the political elite may overcompensate the loss of de jure power (as a result of political reform) by investing too much in de facto power ... read more


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Structural Transformation and Industrial Policy in Morocco

Lahcen Achy

The manufacturing sector in Morocco emerged in the sixties and early seventies with the support of import substitution policies. Manufacturing firms took advantage of the high protection rates as well ... read more