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The Political Economy of Fiscal Institutions and Macroeconomic Management in Sudan

Kabbashi Suliman

The literature on distributive politics indicates that many low-income countries are saddled with extractive institutions that not only contribute to politically biased fiscal outcomes, but tend to undermine long-run real ... read more


Events
Training

Writing Effective Policy Briefs, 2013

ERF produces high quality research on a number of policy-relevant development topics of concern to the region. But  the challenge remains for researchers to present their technical research findings to ... read more


Events
Training

Writing Effective Policy Briefs, 2014

ERF organized a two-day workshop on writing policy briefs for 20 researchers from across the region.  The workshop emanated from ERF’s firm belief that researchers can play an instrumental role ... read more


Affiliates
Senior Associates

Samir Abdullah

Areas of Interest: Macroeconomics Economic Development Strategic Planning   Education: Ph.D., Economics, Prague School of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, 1984 M.Sc., Economics, Prague School of Economics 1980 B.Sc., Economics, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan 1976 Experience: Senior Researcher at MAS 2013 ... read more


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Toward Understanding Water Conflicts in MENA Region: A Comparative Analysis Using Water Poverty Index

Caroline Sullivan and Hatem Jemmali

Under the premise that water scarcity is inherently multidimensional, and not limited to unique physical dimensions, integrated composite indices such as the Water Poverty Index have been developed, going beyond ... 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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Arab Countries between Winter and Spring: Where Democracy Shock Goes Next!

Hany Abdel-Latif, Tapas Mishra and Anita Staneva

This paper presents rigorous mechanisms to study how persistent democratic shocks in one country produce spillover effects and comprise a major determinant in dynamic growth interdependence among nations. Taking the ... read more


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Research Fellows

Izak Atiyas

Areas of Interest: Industrial Organization and Regulation Anti-Trust Political Economy Education: Ph. D., Economics, New York University, USA, 1989 B.A., Economics, Bogaziçi University, Turkey, 1982 Experience: Associate Professor of ... read more


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Senior Associates

Jeffrey Nugent

Areas of Interest: Management of Fiscal Policy Institutions in Oil Rich Countries Determinants and Effects of Labor Regulations Educations: Ph.D., Economics, New School for Social Research, 1965 M.A., Economics, New ... read more


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Working Papers

The Environment and the Economy: From Sustainability to Green Growth

Atif Kubursi and Benoit Laplante

Fundamental concerns over the environment’s capacity to support continued economic growth dates as far back as 1798 when Thomas Malthus first proposed that the finite quantity of agricultural land, and ... read more


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Working Papers

Exchange Rate Undervaluation, Financial Development and Growth

Khalid Sekkat

This paper examines the interaction between financial development and the impact of undervaluation on growth. No evidence is found of a positive effect of undervaluation on growth even with a ... read more


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Working Papers

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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Palestinian Household Willingness and Ability to Pay for Public Utilities in The West Bank: The Case of Electricity and Water

Mahmoud El Jafari

In spite of the fact that demand for water and electricity in the West Bank (WB) has increased sharply over the past decade, local providers of those services are suffering ... read more


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Working Papers

Agricultural Water-Use Efficiency in a Global Perspective: The Case of Iran

Gholamreza Soltani

This study addresses the problem of water-use efficiency in agriculture via the optimization of water use for and the external trade patterns of agricultural products in Iran. Towards this end, ... read more