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Moroccan Cronyism: Facts, Mechanisms and Impact

Mohammed Said Saadi

The purpose of this paper is to shed some light on Moroccan cronyism by studying its manifestation and impact in the manufacturing sector. More specifically, it attempts to find out ... read more


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Do Political Connections Reduce Job Creation? Evidence from Lebanon

Ishac Diwan and Jamal Ibrahim Haidar

Using firm-level census data, we determine how politically-connected firms (PCFs) reduce job creation in Lebanon. After observing that large firms account for the bulk of net job creation, we find ... read more


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رؤية لاتجاهات السياسة الصناعية المصرية فى ضوء بعض الدراسات المقارنة (Government Intervention with No Structural Transformation: The Challenges of Egyptian Industrial Policy in Comparative Perspective)

Amirah El-Haddad

Structural transformation in Egypt has been modest. Industry is growing at a slower rate than services. Within industry, the non-manufacturing sectors of mining, construction and utilities have grown faster than ... read more


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Rent Control Dilemma Comeback in Egypt’s Governance: A Hedonic Approach

Shereen Attia

This paper applies hedonic pricing models to estimate the relationship between housing prices and characteristics and determines the implicit amount of housing consumed by a typical consumer by tenure type. ... read more


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Barriers to Structural Transformation in North Africa

ERF organized a parallel session at GDN’s 15th Annual Conference that took place in Accra, June 18-20,  2014. The theme of the conference was Structural Transformation in Africa and Beyond, ... read more


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Structural Transformation and Industrial Policy in Morocco

Lahcen Achy

The manufacturing sector in Morocco emerged in the sixties and early seventies with the support of import substitution policies. Manufacturing firms took advantage of the high protection rates as well ... read more


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Structural Change and Industrial Policy in Turkey

Izak Atiyas and Ozan Bakis

This paper presents evidence on structural change in Turkey and provides an overview of the evolution of industrial policy in the last three decades. Turkey has experienced substantial growth in ... read more