You searched for - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Search results for:


Publications
Working Papers

Revisiting the Middle-Class Myth: Evidence From A Cross-Country Analysis of African Social Progress

Ricardo Nogales and Reham Rizk

We analyze the relationship between the expansion of middle class in 42 African countries and the social progress they made. We account for material and non-material aspects of progress instead ... read more


Publications
Working Papers

Economic Voting Under Single-Party and Coalition Governments: Evidence From The Turkish Case

Ali Akarca

Strength of economic voting under single-party and coalition governments is investigated in the case of Turkey. The vote equation developed for this purpose is fitted to data covering 31 parliamentary ... read more


Publications
Working Papers

Young Gazelles and Aging Turtles: Understanding the Determinants of Employment Creation in the Labor Market in MENA Countries

Hassan Aly, Yousef Daoud, Amr Ragab and Ayhab Saad

The Middle East region has suffered from major unemployment problems that constituted a chief determinant for the Arab Spring.  Even during its best economic years, “jobless growth” was an issue. ... read more


Publications
Working Papers

Do Migrants Transfer Political and Cultural Norms to Their Origin Country? Some Evidence From Some Arab Countries

Jamal Bouoiyour and Amal Miftah

This paper explores some political and social consequences of international migration experience and remittance receipt in the case of Arab countries using Arab Barometer survey dataset. The main idea is ... read more


Publications
Working Papers

On the Decomposition and Dynamics of Inequality of Opportunities: A Special Focus on Early Childhood Health and Nutrition in Tunisia

Mohamed Amara and Hatem Jemmali

It is widely recognized in the public health literature that health and nutrition during the early childhood period have important long-term and sometimes irreversible consequences on health and wellbeing later ... read more


Publications
Working Papers

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


Publications
Working Papers

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


Publications
Working Papers

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


Publications
Working Papers

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


Publications
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


Publications
Working Papers

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


Publications
Working Papers

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


Publications

Publications
Working Papers

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


Publications
Working Papers

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


Publications
Working Papers

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