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Economic Voting Under Single-Party and Coalition Governments: Evidence From The Turkish Case

Ali Akarca

Strength of economic voting under single-party and coalition governments is investigated in the case of Turkey. The vote equation developed for this purpose is fitted to data covering 31 parliamentary ... read more


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Debunking Myth: Economic Values in the Arab World Through the Prism of Opinion Polls

Ishac Diwan and Zafiris Tzannatos

Using World Value Survey opinion poll data, we empirically characterize the economic values and norms held by individuals in the Arab world, in comparison to values held in the rest ... 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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Impact of the 1999 Earthquakes and the 2001 Economic Crisis on the Outcome of the 2002 Parliamentary Election in Turkey

Ali Akarca and Aysit Tansel

Abstract The two major earthquakes which struck northwestern Turkey in 1999, not only caused enormous amounts of death, destruction and suffering, but also exposed rampant government corruption involving construction and zoning code violations. ... read more


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The Role of Government Activities in Explaining the Growth Failure of the Oil Exporting Countries

Masoud Nili and Solmaz Moselhi

Abstract In standard growth models such as Barro’s (1990), government size is related to economic growth within an inverted U-curve framework. However, the government’s involvement in the economy – in developing countries in ... read more


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Policy Perspectives

Egypt Post January 2011: An Economic Perspective

Ahmed Galal

This paper offers a road map for future economic development in Egypt post-January 25th Revolution. It attempts to answer the following questions: Which development model should Egypt follow in the wake ... read more


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A Multilevel Analysis of Individuals’ Attitudes toward Welfare State Responsibilities

Cem Baslevent and Hasan Kirmanoglu

Making use of data from the European Social Survey (ESS), we investigate the determinants of individuals’ attitudes towards welfare state policies in 29 European countries. Socio-demographic characteristics, income, employment and ... read more