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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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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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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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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