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Inequality Decomposition in the Arab Region: Application to Jordan, Egypt, Palestine and Tunisia

Racha Ramadan, Vladimir Hlasny and Vito Intini

Economic inequality across socio-demographic groups in the Arab region is high and growing. This paper evaluates the differentials in household expenditures across rural/urban areas, female/male-headed households, non-educated/educated-headed households and non-employed/employed-headed ... read more


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Rates of Return to Education in Twenty Two Arab Countries: An Update and Comparison between MENA and the Rest of the World

Zafiris Tzannatos, Ishac Diwan and Joanna Abdel Ahad

Using a unique dataset, the study fills an important empirical gap in discussions about labor outcomes in the Arab region by estimating the rates of return to education (RoRE) for ... read more


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Iranian Economy in Twentieth Century: A Global Perspective

Hadi Salehi Esfahani and Hashem Pesaran

Abstract This paper examines the economic transformation of Iran in a global context through the twentieth century. At the start of that century, the Iranian economy had long remained stagnant, poor, and largely ... read more


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How Institutions Change Over Time

James Robinson

Abstract In this paper the author examines the forces that lead institutions to persist and change. He argues that the equilibrium institutions of society are the outcome of a political process which ... read more


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Policy Research Reports

An Economic Analysis of Food Safety Standards and Its Implications on Agricultural Trade in the Context of EU-MED Partnership: The Case of SPS Standards and EUREPGAP Requirements

Seyfeddin Muaz

This research project was also carried out on the basis of a contract between FEMISE and the RSS situated in Jordan in order to conduct an economic analysis of food ... read more


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Reconciling the Trade-Offs between Domestic Demand and Export Market: The Case of Sudan Dry-Land Agriculture

Eltighani Elamin, Hamid Musa and Ismail Rahil

The primary objective of this research study is an attempt to examine the impact of public agricultural resource allocation policies on the agricultural sector focusing on food security. This focus ... read more


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Pricing Irrigation Water: Focusing on Sustainability

Gholamreza Soltani

Conceptually, farmer performance in terms of efficiency and sustainability is influenced by decision-making environments and their personal characteristics. The way problems and opportunities are dealt with by the farmer is ... read more


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The Institutional Curse of Natural Resources in the Arab World

Hoda Selim and Chahir Zaki

This paper argues that the resource curse in the Arab world is primarily an “institutional curse”, even though it has several macroeconomic manifestations. An empirical investigation, using an augmented growth ... read more


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Are We Sure About the Effects of the Egyptian Uprisings? A SURE Approach

Amr Hosny

Four years after the historic uprising of the Egyptians in January 2011, we aim to understand whether the Egyptian revolution has had a different impact on different sectoral investments in ... read more


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Research Fellows

Sevket Pamuk

Areas of Interest: Economic History Ottoman Economy in the early modern era Economic Growth Education: Ph.D. in Economics, University of California at Berkeley, USA, 1978 M.A. in Economics, ... read more


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Research Associates

Mohamed Saleh

Areas of Interest: Economic History Development Economics Political Economy Education: Ph.D. Economics, University of Southern California, 2012 M.A. Economics, University of Southern California, 2006 Preliminary Year of M.Sc. in Economics, Cairo ... read more


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Egypt Airline Passengers Market: Competition and Performance

Noha Sami Omar and Khalid Sekkat

In the present era of dramatic changes in the air transport services sector, this paper examines the link between the extent of liberalization and the performance of the Egyptian airline ... read more


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Inégalité Et Polarisation Des Dépenses Des Ménages Au Maroc: Evolution Et Etat Actuel

Touhami Abdelkhalek and Fouzia Ejjanoui

Dans cet article, nous revenons d’abord de façon synthétique sur les fondements théoriques des deux concepts qui nous intéressent ici (inégalité et polarisation). Nous présentons, de façon rapide pour chacun ... read more


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The Egyptian Economy Post-Revolution: Sectoral Diagnosis of Potential Strengths and Binding Constraints

Amr Hosny, Magda Kandil and Hamid Mohtadi

This paper diagnoses the constraints to growth in Egypt at the sectoral level using the 2011 Egyptian revolution as a natural experiment. Combining a quantile regression and a difference in ... read more


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One Hundred Years of Oil Income and the Iranian Economy: A Curse or a Blessing?

Kamiar Mohaddes and Hashem Pesaran

This paper examines the impact of oil revenues on the Iranian economy over the past hundred years, spanning the period 1908--2010. It is shown that although oil has been produced ... read more