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A Comparative Analysis of Exchange Rate Fluctuations and Economic Activity: The Cases of Egypt and Turkey

Magda Kandil and Nergiz Dincer

Abstract The paper examines the effects of exchange rate fluctuations on real output, the price level, and the real value of components of aggregate demand in Egypt and Turkey. The theoretical model decomposes ... 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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Foreign Aid and Economic Growth in Egypt and Jordan: An Empirical Analysis

Bassam AbuAl-Foul

Abstract This paper empirically examines the long-run relationship between per capita real foreign aid and per capita real GDP for Egypt (1960-2005) and Jordan (1965-2005) using a newly developed approach to cointegration by ... read more


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Policy Research Reports

South-South Trade Monetary and Financial Integartion and the Euro-Mediterranean Integratio and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: An Empirical Investigation

Simon Neaime

This research project studies the past and current attempts to enhance economic integration in the Mediterranean (MED) region, and looks at how far the region has come in terms of ... read more


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Policy Research Reports

Forecasting Asset Returns in some MENA Countries: Impact on Privatization

Ahmed Abutaleb and Fatma Lajeri

The road to a free market economy entails the selling of publicly owned enterprises. It has long been recognized that publicly owned companies suffer from poor management, poor efficiency, and ... read more


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Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches to Exits from Fixed Exchange Rate Regimes

Ahmet Atil Asici

Abstract When the Bretton-Woods system collapsed in the mid 1970s, almost all countries were pursuing one form of a pegged regime or another. Increasing trade and financial integration forced many countries to move ... read more


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Do Capital Inflows Cause Currency Black Markets in MENA? Causality Tests for Heterogeneous Panels

Osman Suliman

Abstract This paper examines feedback causality between capital inflow components and currency black market premiums (BMP) in a panel of eight Middle Eastern and North African countries (MENA) over the period 1984-2004. MFR ... read more


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Senior Associates

Abda El-Mahdi

Areas of Interest: Macroeconomic Policy Formulation Microfinance Education: M.A. Economics and Mathematical Economics, The London School of Economics and Political Sciences, United Kingdom, 1987 B.Sc. Honors degree in Economics and Statistics, University of ... read more


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Senior Associates

Abdullah El-Kuwaiz

Areas of Interest: International Finance Banking Economic Integration Energy Economics Education: Ph.D., Economics, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA M.B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA ... read more


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Senior Associates

Sultan Abou-Ali

Areas of Interest: Money and Banking Financial Economics Education: Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 1965 M.A., Economics, Harvard University, 1962 B.Sc., Commerce (Economics and Political Science), University of Alexandria, ... read more


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Research Associates

Khaled Guesmi

Areas of Interest: International Finance Energy, Finance and Economics Portfolio diversification Analysis of Financial Markets Education: PhD. Finance, University of Paris West La Défense, 2011 MSc in Macroeconomics and quantitative analysis, ... read more


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Research Associates

Mohamed Sami Ben Ali

Areas of Interest: International Finance International Macroeconomics Education: Ph.D in Economics, With High Honors University of Lille 2, France. M. Phil. in International Finance and Trade, with High Honors Valedictorian Faculty of Law, Politics and ... read more


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Research Associates

Hela Miniaoui

Areas of Interest: Macroeconomics Money & Banking Islamic Finance International Finance Education: Ph.D., Economics, University of Tunis E lManar,Tunisia and University of Montreal, Canada, 2005 M.A., Economics, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, 1998 B.A., Economics, University of Sousse, College ... read more


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Research Associates

Thouraya Hadj Amor

Areas of Interest: Exchange Rate Economics International Finance Monetary and Financial Economics Macroeconomics Education: Ph.D., Economics (High Honors), University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France, 2007 M.A., International Trade and ... read more


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Research Fellows

Khamis Hamed Al-Yahyaee

Areas of Interest: Corporate Finance Asset Pricing Education: Ph.D., Banking & Finance, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2007 MSc, Finance, University of Denver, U.S.A, 2000 BSc, Finance, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, 1998 Experience: Head of ... read more