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The Impact of Institutional Blockholders on Voluntary Disclosure and Transparency: The Case of Egypt

Doaa El-Diftar, Eleri Jones and Mohamed Moustafa Soliman

Disclosure and transparency are crucial elements in the improvement of overall corporate governance.  Disclosure is a very important mean of communication between management and outside investors.  This study investigates how ... read more

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Determinants Of Emigration: Evidence From Egypt

Anda David and Joachim Jarreau

Abstract This paper analyzes the determinants of emigration at the individual and household level, using three waves of the Egyptian labor market panel survey (ELMPS) covering the 1998-2012 period. Exploiting the ... read more

Policy Research Reports

Obstacles To Technology Adoption for Small and Medium Farms in the Arid and Semi Arid Areas of Maghreb

Véronique Alary

The agricultural sector in the Maghreb is characterized by small and medium farms (approx 3 million) that are very vulnerable due to their size and the very uncertain climatic conditions. ... read more

Research Associates

Mohammad Arzaghi

Areas of Interest: Urban Economics Industrial Organization Economics of Advertising Applied Microeconomics Migration Education: Ph.D., Economics, Brown University, 2005 A.M., Economics, Brown University, 2001 M.A., ... read more

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Using Risk Disclosures of Lage GCC Bank to Evaluate Information Content

Mahmoud Haddad and Sam Hakim

This paper evaluates the risk disclosure made by GCC banks based on the belief that the information they release is meaningful to investors, regulators, and market participants. We assess how ... read more

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Structural Labor Market Transitions and Wage Dispersion in Egypt and Jordan

Shaimaa Yassin

In this paper we determine the feasibility of using data from the Egyptian Labor Market Panel Survey of 2006 and the Jordanian Labor Market Panel Survey of 2010 (ELMPS06 JLMPS10) ... read more