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The Political Economy of the Private Sector in the Middle East

The MENA region suffers from a fragile private sector that is weakly connected with global markets and thrives largely under state patronage. Although extensive state-business interactions can form the basis ... read more


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Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Processes in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia: An Examination of Pedagogy, Accountability and Perceptions of Quality

Ragui Assaad and Caroline Krafft

In this paper, we present a comparison of several dimensions of higher education processes linked to educational quality across different types of higher education institutions in three MENA countries: Egypt, ... read more


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Who Pays More: Public, Private, Both or None? The Effects of Health Insurance Schemes and Health Reforms on Out-of-Pocket and Catastrophic Health Expenditures in Turkey

Eleftherios Giovanis and Oznur Ozdamar

This study explores the determinants and characteristics of the out-of-pocket to capacity to pay and catastrophic health expenditures in Turkey using a detailed micro-level survey, the Household Budget Survey during ... read more


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Energy Subsidy Reform in Egypt: The Gender – “Energy” Poverty Nexus

Fatma El-Hamidi

The purpose of this study is to quantify the effects of the current energy reform policy on household expenditures along gender and regional lines. Gender analysis helps to identify constraints ... read more


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Political Connections and Public Procurement in Turkey: Evidence from Construction Work Contracts

Esra Çeviker Gürakar and Tuba Bircan İldiri

Using a unique dataset of 17,937 high value public work construction procurements made between 2004 and 2011, this paper provides systematic evidence on favoritism in public procurement in Turkey. While ... read more


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The Political Economy of Fiscal Institutions and Macroeconomic Management in Sudan

Kabbashi Suliman

The literature on distributive politics indicates that many low-income countries are saddled with extractive institutions that not only contribute to politically biased fiscal outcomes, but tend to undermine long-run real ... read more


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The Political Economy of Contemporary Arab Societies

ERF has organized a workshop on "The Political Economy of Contemporary Arab Societies", in Beirut, Lebanon, in collaboration with The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI), ... read more


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The Political Economy of Contemporary Arab Societies

ERF has organized a workshop on "The Political Economy of Contemporary Arab Societies", in Beirut, Lebanon, in collaboration with The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI), ... read more


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Opinion Poll Data Analysis Using Multilevel Models – ERF Training

ERF has organized a training workshop on "Opinion Poll Data Analysis Using Multilevel Models. This workshop addressed the use of opinion poll data to test theories related to attitudes to ... read more


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Aligning Incentives for Reforming Higher Education in Tunisa

Mongi Boughzala, Samir Ghazouani and Abdelwahab Ben Hafaiedh

This paper is about the institutional and regulatory system governing higher education in Tunisia; its focus is on autonomy and accountability and it also compares the performance of public higher ... read more


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Alternative Simulations of Equalization Transfers in Sudan

NourEldin A. Maglad and Eisa A.M. Elshwin

Federal transfers in the Sudan are key to reducing regional disparities and addressing marginalization. While more resources have been directed to the sub-national levels since the adoption of the federal ... read more


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Fiscal Governance in Egypt: Strengthening Budgetary Institutions to Counteract Political Fragmentation

Mohamed Zaky and Sarah El khishin

The paper contributes to discussions on budgetary institutions and fiscal governance in Egypt. It explores the interrelationships between budgetary institutions, political factors and fiscal performance. We investigate the intricacies between ... read more


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Demographic Changes and Fiscal Policy in MENA Countries

Mehmet Serkan Tosun

In this study, I examine the links between demographic change and fiscal policy in MENA countries, focusing specifically on the economic impacts coming from the conflict between social security and ... read more


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The Impact of the Turkish Employment Subsidy Programs on Increasing the Level of Social Protection For Women

Binnur Balkan, Seyit Mümin Cilasun and Belgi Turan

This paper investigates the impact of the employment subsidy program implemented in 2008 by Turkish government to generate new employment opportunities for women and young men. More precisely, using a ... read more


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Do Pensions Reduce the Incentive to Work? Evidence From Egypt

Mohamed El Hedi Arouri and Nguyen Viet Cuong

In this study, we investigate the impact of the receipt of contributory and social pensions on labor supply in Egypt using fixed-effects regressions and panel data from the Egypt Labor ... read more


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The Role of Fiscal Policy in Fighting Poverty and Reducing Inequality in Iran: An Application of the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Framework

Ali Enami, Nora Lustig and Alireza Taqdiri

This paper evaluates the role of fiscal system in Iran in reducing poverty and inequality. We employ the marginal contribution approach in which the effect of each component of ... read more