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The Long-Run Validity of Monetary Exchange Rate Model for A High Inflation Country and Misalignment: The Case of Turkey

Irfan Civcir

This paper applies the Johansen cointegration technique to examine the validity of the monetary model of exchange rate determination as an explanation of the Turkish Lira-United States dollar relationship over ... read more


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The Arab Spring and the Employability of Youth: Early Evidence From Egypt

Irène Selwaness and Rania Roushdy

This paper investigates the school-to-work transition of young people from subsequent graduation cohorts between 2005 and 2012 in Egypt. The analysis compares the early employment ... read more


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The Impact of Early Marriage on Women’s Employment in the Middle East and North Africa

Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft and Irène Selwaness

Marriage is a central stage in the transition to adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This paper builds on the existing literature on the effect of marriage ... read more


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Transitions in Late-Life Living Arrangements and Socio-economic Conditions of the Elderly in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

Aurora Angeli and Marco Novelli

Middle East and North Africa’s demographic trends reveal together a growing ageing population and an exceptional growth of the youth population. Increasing elderly population leads to significant consequences for the ... read more


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Employment’s Role in Enabling and Constraining Marriage in the Middle East and North Africa

Caroline Krafft and Ragui Assaad

This paper makes use of a series of comparable surveys to investigate the role of employment in enabling and constraining marriage for young men and women in Egypt, Jordan and ... read more


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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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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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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