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Investment Climate and Firms’ Exports in Egypt: When Politics Matter

Nora Aboushady and Chahir Zaki

The objective of this paper is to explore the nexus between exports performance and components of the investment climate. This paper contribution is twofold: first, the paper fills the gap ... read more


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Trade between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia: Prospects and Challenges for Trilateral Trade Integration

Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia possess potential natural and human resources, which can entail successful trade integration between the three countries. This paper investigates the performance of trilateral trade between Egypt, ... read more


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Are Export Sanctions Effective?

Jamal Ibrahim Haidar

In a nutshell Different countries impose export sanctions. Whether these sanctions are effective depends on their goal. This policy brief highlights that, if the goal of export sanctions is to reduce total ... read more


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Is Tunisian Trade Policy Pro-Poor?

Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, Leila Baghdadi and Hendrik Kruse

The main aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of Tunisian trade policy on household welfare. We use the recently released household survey data in combination with estimated ... read more


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Politics of Global Value Chains

Julian Hinz and Elsa Leromain

The proliferation of global value chains makes the domestic production of goods increasingly dependent on inputs from foreign sources. Political tensions between countries have an impact on trade costs as ... read more


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Is MENA Different? An Investigation of the Host Country Determinants of Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment

Rania Miniesy and Eman Elish

The objectives of this paper are twofold; to investigate the host country determinants of Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) in general and to examine, given these determinants, if Chinese ... read more


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Boosting World Trade in Tunisia and Egypt by Cutting Non-Tariff Barriers Better Imports for Better Exports

Zouhour Karray

In a nutshell Egypt and Tunisia have embraced trade liberalization which has helped them establish a successful export-focused strategy. However, the cost of non-tariff measures (NTMs) — policy measures other than ordinary ... read more


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Services Trade Policy and Manufacturing Productivity: The Role of Institutions

Cosimo Beverelli, Bernard Hoekman and Matteo Fiorini

We study the effect of services trade restrictions on manufacturing productivity for a broad cross-section of countries at different stages of economic development. Decreasing services trade restrictiveness has a positive ... read more


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Trade Liberalization in Egypt: Let the Informal Labor Market Take the Strain

Abeer Elshennawy

In a nutshell Egypt should embark on trade liberalization as it currently has maintains relatively high tariff barriers. One barrier to further liberalization is the likely impact on jobs in a country ... read more


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Does Exchange Rate Undervalualtion Matter for Exports and Trade Margins? Evidence From Firm-Level Data

Ibrahim Elbadawi and Chahir Zaki

Exploiting a new dataset available for four countries (Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and Yemen), this paper assesses the claim that real exchange rate undervaluation affects both the quantity of exports (intensive ... read more


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Investigating The Impact Of Health and Enviromental Standards on Exports: The Case Of Egyptian Agro-Food Exports To The EU

Dina Mandour

Abstract This study aims at assessing the impact of EU Health and Environment (H&E) standards on Egyptian agro-food exports. Two objectives were addressed, namely: understanding the extent to which agrofood exports to the ... read more


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Exporting , Productive Efficiency and Product Quality: An Empirical Analysis Of the Agricultural Sector in the Mediterranean Countries

Nadia Belhaj Hassine

Abstract This paper aims to investigate the association between exporting and performance in the agricultural sector of some Mediterranean countries involved in the process of global market liberalization. The causality pattern flowing from ... read more


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Readiness Of The Gulf Monetary Union: Revisited

Kabir Hassan

Abstract This paper revisits Mehanna’s (2004) assessment of the viability of the future project of the Gulf Monetary Union (a goal set for 2010) while examining member countries over three time periods: (1) ... read more


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The Political Economy of Trade Policy in Tunisia

Sonia Naccache

Abstract Our paper proposes to establish the political economy determinants of cross-industry distribution of protection in Tunisia in the post-independence period. Instead of the lobbying hypothesis, we assume that the government was seeking ... read more


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BIT Contracting and FDI Impact in the GCC Countries

Wasseem Mina

Abstract The rationale for GCC countries increasingly contracting of BITs is controversial. This paper empirically examines the short term and long term impact BITs contracting on FDI and distinguishes it by the income ... read more