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The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy in Arab Resource- Rich Economies

Adeel Malik

Revisiting macroeconomic policies and outcomes of Arab resource-rich economies (RREs), this paper synthesizes the political economy considerations that underpin policy choices. The paper argues that, in the context of Arab ... read more


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Mechanization to Drive A Process for Fertilizer Subsidy Reform in Egypt

Shinan N. Kassam and Boubaker Dhehibi

In a nutshell Current modalities for the distribution of subsidized fertilizer, together with national campaigns for wheat production, may be stifling nutritional security within rural areas. Reliable access to water is a ... read more


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Water Demand Management in Arid Area: A DEA Input Distance Function Approach to Analyze Technical and Scale Efficiencies and Irrigation of Farms in Tunisia

Mounir Belloumi and Mohamed Salah Matoussi

Abstract Technical and scale efficiencies have been widely studied in agricultural production literature, but many of the inputs used can impact the environment. Environmental impacts can take the form of undesirable output, a ... read more


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Technology Diffusion, International Spillovers and Human Capital in the Mediterranean Agricultural Sector

Nadia Belhaj Hassine

Abstract This paper investigates the roles of human capital and openness in the process of technology diffusion and productivity growth in the Mediterranean agricultural sector. We estimate a nonlinear productivity growth specification that ... read more


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Agricultural Trade Liberalization and Poverty in Tunisia: Micro-Simulation in a General Equilibrium Framework

Mohamed Chemingui and Chokri Thabet

Abstract This study tries to answer the following questions: Will exposure to world agricultural prices raise or lower poverty? To what extent will households be affected by changes in agricultural trade polices? Do ... read more


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Hassan Mohammadi

Areas of Interest: International Economics Applied Econometrics Macroeconomics International Trade and Finance Energy and the Economy Education: Ph.D. Economics (1988): Washington State University, Pullman, WA. M.S. Economics (1981): University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. B.S. Political Science (1977): College of ... read more


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Fredj Jawadi

Areas of Interest: Financial Market international Macroeconomics Applied Econometrics Energy and financial markets Islamic Finance & Ethics Behavioral Finance Market Microstructure Education: Doctorat en Sciences Economiques – Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre ... read more


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Farmer Access to Formal Credit Institutions in Kassala, East Sudan: Determinants and Possible Ways Forward

Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla and Eltyeb Mohamdain Abdalla

In a nutshell Kassala state has abundant agricultural resources in terms of arable land and water, which suggests that agriculture provides the best opportunities for its economic development. Despite the availability of ... read more


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Impact of Improving Irrigation Water Use Efficiency on the Valorization of Water Resources: Case of Irrigated Wheat Production Systems in Central Tunisia

Ali Chebil and Aymen Frija

The main objectives of this paper are to evaluate the impact of water use efficiency improvement on water value and to estimate the potential of water cost reductions in durum ... read more


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Financial Constraints Risk Aversion and Sharecropping in Rainfed Agriculture: Application to North West Tunisia

Mohamed Salah Matoussi and Neji Saidi

Laffont and Matoussi (1995) have developed a theory of sharecropping which emphasizes the dual role of moral hazard in the provision of effort and financial constraints. Their Empirical Investigation was ... read more


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Does Income Growth Relocate Ecological Footprint?

Sevil Acar and Ahmet Atil Asici

The aim of this paper is to investigate whether countries tend to relocate their ecological footprint as they grow richer. The analysis is carried out for a cross-section of 105 ... read more


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Measurement of Total Factor Productivity and Its Determinants: Case of Wheat Sector in Tunisia

Ali Chebil, Aymen Frija and Rached Alyani

The main objectives of this study are to quantify the Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth of the durum wheat sector in Tunisia and to identify its main determinants. The Malmquist ... read more


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Houssem Eddine Chebbi

Areas of Interest: Agricultural economics (macroeconomics and agricultural policies) Environmental Economics (energy and pollutant emissions) Econometric time series Education: Habilitation to Direct Research, University Of Sfax, Tunisia, 2008 Ph.D., Economics, ... read more


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Azzeddine Azzam

Areas of Interest: Agricultural and Applied Microeconomics Empirical Industrial Organization International Trade and Development Education: Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska, 1984 M.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1980 B.S., Economics ... read more


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Almas Heshmati

Areas of Interest: Agricultural Economics Industrial Economics Applied Microeconomics Education: Doctor of Economics, Econometrics, Gothenburg University, May 1994. B.Sc., Business Administration and Economics, Uppsala University, 1984. Experience: Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea. Mar. 2013-Present Professor of ... read more


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Mohamed Chemingui

Areas of Interest: Macroeconomics Agriculture Economics International Economics Education: Ph.D., Economics, University of Montpellier (France), 2000 DEA, Agricultural Economics, Montpellier National Institute of Agricultural Economics,1995 M.Sc., Agricultural Economics, ... read more