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Annual Conference
ERF 14th Annual Conference - Institutions and Economics Development
Cairo, Egypt
28 December 2007 - 30 December 2007

The 14th Annual Conference of the Economic Research Forum (ERF) was held in Cairo from 28th -30th December 2007. The theme of the plenary sessions was “Institutions and Economic Development”. The parallel sessions covered 5 themes: macroeconomics and finance, labor and human development, international economics, microeconomics and institutional economics. The conference hosted about 250 participants, representing ERF and non-ERF affiliates, regional and international development institutions, policymakers and civil society. It involved the presentation and discussion of 40 papers. 
Institutional Economics  
Labor and Human Development 



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Presented Papers
Institutional Economics
Institutional Economics: "Voting for Populism: An Analysis of Iran's 2005 Presidential Election"
Hadi Salehi Esfahani, Djavad Salehi-Isfahani and Ali Hashemi
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Institutional Economics: "Impact of the 1999 Earthquakes on the Outcome of the 2002 Parliamentary Election in Turkey"
Ali Akarca and Aysit Tansel
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Institutional Economics: "Natural Resources, Institutions and Growth"
Nisreen Salti
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Institutional Economics: "Illegal Trade in the Iranian Economy: A MIMIC Approach"
Mohammad Reza Farzanegan
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Institutional Economics: "The Political Economy of Trade Policy in Tunisia"
Sonia Naccache
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Institutional Economics: "BITs Contracting and FDI Impact in the GCC Countries"
Wasseem Mina
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International Economics
International Economics: "The Upgrading Program and Efficiency in Tunisia Manufacturing Industries: Evidence from Firm- Level Panel Data"
Mohamed Goaied & Houda Jendoubi
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International Economics: "Modélisation TAR Des Fonctions de Demande D’importation et D’exportation Marocaines"
Khalil Meslouhi
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International Economics: "FDI Contribution to Technical Efficiency in The Tunisian Manufacturing Sector: A Combined Empirical Approach"
Sofiane Ghali & Sami Rezgui
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International Economics: "Trade Liberalization, Agricultural Productivity and Poverty in the Mediterranean Region"
Nadia Belhaj Hassine & Magda Kandil
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International Economics: "Liberalizing Trade in Services in Tunisia: General Equilibrium Effects"
Saoussen Ben Romdhane
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International Economics: "Migration, Workers’ Remittances and Bilateral Trade Creation: Evidence From Arab Countries"
Adil Abdalla, Brahim Razgallah & Jamel Zarrouk
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International Economics: "Technology Diffusion, International Spillovers and Human Capital in the Mediterranean Agricultural Sector"
Nadia Belhaj Hassine
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International Economics: "Testing For Wage Spillovers to Uncover Human Capital Transfers From Foreign To Domestic Firms In The Turkish Economy"
Teoman Pamukçu & Erol Taymaz
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Labor and Human Development
Labor & Human Development: "Raising Awareness of Alternatives to Public Sector Employment among Syrian Youth"
Nader Kabbani & Leen Habash
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Labor & Human Development: "Analysis of Attrition Patterns In The Turkish Household Labor Force Survey 2000-2002"
Insan Tunali
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Labor & Human Development: "Job Quality among the Nonwage Workers in the Agriculture and Non-agricultural Sector in Egypt"
Ragui Assaad & Rania Roushdy
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Labor & Human Development: "Is Discrimination The Source of Segregation? An Empirical Study of The Egyptian Labor Market"
Lamia Kandil
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Labor & Human Development: "The Flexible Forms of Employment and Working Conditions: Empirical Investigation from Tunisia
Ilham Haouas & Mahmoud Yagoubi
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Labor & Human Development: "Essai Sur Le Potentiel Entrepreneurial En Algerie"
Nacer-Eddine Hammouda & Moundir Lassassi
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Labor & Human Development: "Could the Behavioral Responses Justify the Absence of Conditional Direct Transfers to Fight Poverty in MENA Region? "
Sami Bibi
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Labor & Human Development: "Out-of-Pocket Payments for Health Care: The Case of Egypt 1999-2005"
Hala Abou-Ali
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Microeconomics and Sectoral Studies
Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "Agricultural Trade Liberalization and Poverty in Tunisia: Micro-Simulation in A General Equilibrium Framework"
Mohamed Chemingui & Chokri Thabet
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Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "Agricultural Productivity Growth in MENA Countries"
Mohamed Salah Matoussi & Mounir Belloumi
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Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "Management of HAV in Countries under Conflict: Palestinian case, as Cost – Consequences Analysis"
Sufyan Daghra, Awad Mataria & Khalid Abu-Khalid
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Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "Income and The Use of Health Care: An Empirical Study of Egypt and Lebanon"
Heba A. Elgazzar
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Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Industrial Segregation and Wage Determination: Evidence from Egypt"
Fatma El-Hamidi
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Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "Impacts of World Prices Transmission to Domestic Markets and Welfare of Marginal Households: An Empirical Application to Rice in Iran"
Mohammad Bakhshoodeh
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Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "Inference of Oligopoly Power with Limited Data: Manufacturing in Morocco"
Lahcen Achy, Khalid Sekkat, & Azzeddine Azzam
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Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "Estimating the Size of Turkey’s Informal Sector: An Expenditure Based Approach"
Nurhan Davutyan
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Background Papers
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Institutional Economics: "The Developmental Role of the State in the Middle East: Lessons from Syria'
Søren Schmidt
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Institutional Economics: "Financial Openness and Financial Development in the South Mediterranean Sea Countries: Institutional Approach and Calculation of Development Thresholds"
Samaouel Beji
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Institutional Economics: "Labor Governance and Economic Reform in MENA Lessons from Nordic Countries"
Simel Esim, Sufyan Alissa & Mansour Omeira
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Institutional Economics: "To What Extent Profit Margin; Value Added Growth and Ownership Concentration Can Portrait Corporate Governance System?"
Abid Fathi & Salma Fourati
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Finance: "Intertemporal Test of Beta Stationarity Performance of Islamic Sector Structured Mutual Funds"
Mahmoud Haddad, Ghassem Homaifar & Said Elfakhani
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Macroeconomics: "Foreign Aid and Economic Growth in Egypt and Jordan: An Empirical Analysis"
Bassam AbuAl-Foul
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Macroeoconomics: "ICT, Market Contestability and Economic Performance: Lessons from ERF Countries"
Abdelhamid Mahboub & Doaa Salman
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Macroeconomics: "Could New Growth Cross Developing Countries Empirics Explain the Single Country Growth of Syria During 1965-2004?"
Rabie Nasser
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International Economics: "The Impact of Capital and Remittance Flows on Economic Performance in MENA Countries"
Magda Kandi l& Ida A. Mirzaie
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International Economics: "Policy Distortions and Growth: Theory and Evidence for the Case of Egypt"
James H. Cassing & Stephen Tokarick
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International Economics: "Shift contagion in Middle East and North Africa Stock Markets"
Wajih Khallouli
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International Economics: "Regional Growth in Tunisia: Economic Geography Forces and Industrial Structure"
Zouhour Karray & Slim Driss
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Labor & Human Development: "The Determinants of The Perception of Happiness About Quality of Life Amongst Turkish People"
Kivilcim Metin Ozcan, Mine Kara & Selin Sayek
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Labor & Human Development: "The Education Market in Egypt: A Game Theory Approach"
Tarek Selim
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Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "Decomposing Health Care Use Inequality in the Palestinian Context: A Microsimulation Approach"
Mohamad Abu-Zaineh, Awad Mataria, Stephane Luchini, & Jean-Paul Moatti
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Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "Measuring Water-Poverty Relationship in Algeria Using ROC Curves"
Samir Maliki & Abderrezak Benhabib
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Microeconomics & Sectoral Studies: "The Quality of Life of Palestinians under a Chronic Political Conflict: Assessment and Determinants"
Awad Mataria, Rita Glacaman, Angelo Stefanini, Nirmala Naidoo, Paul Kowa and Somnath Chatterji
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