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Mansoor Moaddel

Dr. Moaddel studies religion, ideology, political conflict, revolution and social change. His work currently addresses the causes and consequences of human values. He has carried out values surveys in Egypt, ... read more


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Sabri Boubaker

Sabri Boubaker is Professor of Finance at Groupe ESC Troyes, Visiting Professor at the International School, Vietnam University, and is a researcher at the Institut de Recherche en Gestion. Mr. ... read more


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On the Determinants of Souverign Wealth Funds’ Investments: Are Arab SWFS Different?

Mohamed El Hedi Arouri, Sabri Boubaker and Wafik Grais

The present study investigates the determinants of Arab sovereign wealth funds' (SWFs) investment decisions. Using a sample of 223 listed firms targeted by SWFs over the 2000-2014 period (among which ... read more


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Riccardo Turati

Riccardo Turati is a PhD Student in the field of economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He started his degree on September, 2015. He received his B.A. ... read more


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Frédéric Docquier

Frédéric Docquier is Research Associate at the National Fund for Economic Research and Professor of Economics at the Universite Catholique de Louvain. Mr. Docquier received his PhD in Economics from ... read more


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ERF and World Bank Training on “Structural Change, Resource Misallocation and Growth Dynamics in the MENA Region”

The main objective of the training was to provide an in-depth understanding of firm level productivity measurement and modelling issues using the World Bank Enterprise Surveys data. The training was ... read more


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Sovereign Wealth Funds, Cross-Border Investment Bias and Institutions: The Case of Arab Countries

Ibrahim Elbadawi, Raimundo Soto and Chahir Zaki

SWF surpassed US$ 5.5 trillion in assets in 2014, growing nine-fold since 2002. Typically, SWFs have the choice to pursue either domestic (home) investments or abroad. However, despite the presence ... read more


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Optimal Asset Allocation and Consumption Rules for Commodity-Based Sovereign Wealth Funds

Khouzeima Moutanabbir and Diaa Noureldin

This paper studies the optimal asset allocation for a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) subject to a stochastic stream of commodity-based income, where, without loss of generality, we focus on oil-based ... read more


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Khouzeima Moutanabbir

Khouzeima Moutanabbir is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science at the School of Sciences and Engineering, the American University in Cairo. He received his Ph.D ... read more


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Steven Pennings

Steven Pennings is an Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group, Macroeconomics and Growth Team. His research interests include fiscal policy (especially fiscal transfers), economic growth, exchange rate pass-through, ... read more