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Is There an Arab Variety of Capitalism?

Steffen Hertog

This paper argues that capitalism in Arab low- to mid-income countries is organized in a distinct and recognizable pattern. The key stylized facts are: a stretched, over-committed and interventionist state; ... read more


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Oil Prices and the Global Economy: Is It Different This Time Around?

Kamiar Mohaddes and Hashem Pesaran

The recent plunge in oil prices has brought into question the generally accepted view that lower oil prices are good for the US and the global economy. In this paper, ... read more


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Inequality of Opportunities among Tunisian Children over Time and Space

Hatem Jemmali

This paper attempts to provide additional light on the structure and dynamics of inequality of opportunity among Tunisian children during the period 2005-2010. The main steps involved in the analysis ... read more


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Twins, Family Size, and Female Labor Force Participation in Iran

Mahdi Majbouri

Despite the rapid rise of women’s education and the fall of their fertility rates in Iran, female labor force participation remains low. This paper uses twins at first birth as ... read more


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Policy Perspectives

Options for Climate Change Policy in MENA Countries after Paris

Mustafa Hussein Babiker

Many economies in the MENA region are vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change given their fragile ecosystems and high dependency on hydrocarbon resources. Like many other developing countries, MENA ... read more


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Out of Pocket Education Expenditure and Household Budget: Evidence from Arab Countries

Reham Rizk and Hala Abou-Ali

The paper attempts to present a comparative study for patterns of household expenditure on education using different groups of population. The paper based its empirics on cross sectional evidence from ... 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 Economic Determinants of Political Islam: An Empirical Investigation of the Arab Spring in Egypt

May Attallah

This paper empirically studies the voting outcomes of the first post-revolution presidential elections in Egypt. In light of the strong success of Islamist candidate Mohamed Morsi, I identify three dimensions ... read more


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An Applied Endogenous Growth Model with Human and Knowledge Capital Accumulation for the Turkish Economy

Ebru Voyvoda and Erinç Yeldan

The main objective of this research is to analytically investigate and assess the interactions between knowledge driven growth, acquisition of human capital, and the role of strategic public policy for ... read more


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The Performance of the Airline Passenger Market in the United Arab Emirates

Jay Squalli

Despite a relatively short history, UAE airlines have managed to establish themselves alongside the best-performing airlines in the world, due to their spectacular growth in an economic environment that lacks ... read more


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Moroccan Passenger Airlines Framework and Performance

Brahim ElMorchid and Khalid Sekkat

This paper studies the relationship between the current passengers’ airlines framework and the performance of the sector in Morocco. The analysis aims at investigating the impact of further liberalization on ... read more


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Arab Passengers’ Airlines Framework and Performance: Jordan Case

Nesreen Barakat

The past two decades have witnessed vivid changes in the air transport services sector. These changes started in the developed countries, having a drastic effect on the global air transport ... read more


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Measuring Top Incomes and lnequality in the Middle East: Data Limitations and Illustration with the Case of Egypt

Facundo Alvaredo and Thomas Piketty

This paper discusses the data limitations associated with the measurement of top incomes and inequality in the Middle East, with special emphasis to the case of Egypt. It has been ... read more


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Savings and Investment Decisions from Natural Resource Revenues: Implications for Arab Development

Paul Collier

The Middle East is fortunate to have large endowments of oil and gas. The economies of the Middle East vary considerably, but in this paper I will reduce the complexities ... read more