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Annual Conference
ERF 12th Annual Conference: Reform - Made to Last
Cairo, Egypt
19 December 2005 - 21 December 2005

ERF 12th annual conference was held in Cairo under the title of “Institutionalizing Reform.” The conference was held from December 19th to 21st, 2005, preceded by two days of pre-conference activities. The conference proved a great success, with 30 papers presented and 31 more circulated as background that ranged across ERF’s five research themes: macroeconomy and governance; finance; trade; labor markets and human development; and sectoral issues. The first plenary session was entitled “Institutionalizing Reform.” Its aim was to build on previous ERF research to address the issue of the role of institutions in affecting economic and social change and making reform last. Also, a distinguished plenary session was held on “Exchange Rate Regimes, Inflation Targeting and Lessons for Emerging Economies of the MENA Region.”

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Presented Papers
A Unified Risk Assessment of
Sam Hakim and Simon Neaime
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Impacts of Organizational Forms, Stock Performance and Foreign Ownership on Bank Efficiency in Jordan: A Panel Study Approach
Ihsan Isik, Lokman Gunduz and Mohammed Omran
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Measuring the Degree of Central Bank Independence in Egypt
Ahmed Kamaly and Noha Farrag
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Performance of Islamic Mutual Funds
Said Elfakahani and Kabir Hassan
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The Cost, Profit and X-Efficiency of Islamic Banks
M. Kabir Hassan
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The Efficiency of Foreign and Domestic Banks in MENA Region: Evidence on Economies of Scale and Scope
Ibrahim Saif and Hadeel Yaseen
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The Effects of Exchange Rate Fluctuations on Economic Activity in Turkey
Magda Kandil and Hakan Berument and Nazire Nergiz Dincer
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A Cohort Analysis of Consumption and Earnings
Marenglen Marku and Djavad Salehi-Isfahani
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A Model for the Palestinian Labor Markets and Wage Earnings
Mahmoud A.T. Elkhafif and Yousef S. Daoud
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Labor Force Participation, Employment, and Returns To Education in Syria
Henrik Huitfeldt and Nader Kabbani
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Population Aging, Labor Mobility & Economic Growth: Evidence from MENA and the Developed World
Mehmet Serkan Tosun
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The Effects of Structural Adjustment on Youth Unemployment in Egypt
Fatma El-Hamidi and Jackline Wahba
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Wage Inequality by Education and Gender in MENA: Contrasting the Egyptian and Moroccan Experiences in the 1990s
Mona Said and Fatma El-Hamidi
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When is Economic Growth Pro-Poor? Evidence from Tunisia
Sami Bibi
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A Macroeconomic General Equilibrium Model for Turkey: Disinflation, Fiscal Austerity and Labor Markets
Cagatay Telli and Ebru Voyvoda and Erinc Yeldan
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Alternative Approaches to Forecasting Inflation in the Case of Egypt
Diaa Noureldin
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Contribution des Chocs Internes et Externes aux Fluctuations Macroeconomiques Au Maroc: Une Approche Structurelle Des VAR
Mustapha Ziky
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Monetary Policy Coordination and The Prospects of A Monetary Union Between GCC Countries
Simon Neaime
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Estimating Economic Growth in the Middle East since 1820
Sevket Pamuk
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Human Capital and Economic growth in Morocco
Younes Zouhar
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Social and Economic Determinants of Turkish Voter Choice in the 1995 Parliamentary Election
Ali Akarca and Aysit Tansel
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A Computable General Equilibrium Model to Study the Impact of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on the Economy of Egypt
A. Abutaleb and D. Gamal
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Agricultural Productivity and technological gap between MENA region and some European countries: A Meta Frontier Approach
Mohamed Mekki Ben Jemaa and Mohamed Adel Dhif
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Economic Development, Trade & Environmental Quality: Is Pollution Being Shifted to Developing Countries?
Savas Alpay and Mehmet Caner
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Enhancing agricultural water productivity in MENA countries through adoption of improved irrigation technology under production risk:
G R. Soltani and M. Bakhshoodeh and S. Shajari
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Measuring the Net Benefits of Inbound Tourism Growth: The Case of Coastal and Natural Tourism In The MENA Region
Mondher Sahli and Jean-Jacques Nowak
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Sustainable Groundwater Management: A Stochastic Frontier Approach for Measuring Technical Efficiencies of Date Farmers in Nefzaoua Oases of Tunisia
Mounir Belloumi and Mohamed Salah Matoussi
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Are There Shortfalls In MENA Trade? If So, What Are Their Sources And What Should Be Done About Them?
Rania S. Miniesy and Jeffrey B. Nugent
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EU Actual and Potential Trade with Mediterranean and Central and Eastern European Countries. A Gravity Study
Anna Ferragina, Giorgia Giovannetti & Francesco Pastore
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Saudi Arabia Long Road to WTO Membership: The Potential Payoffs
Mohamad Abdelbasset Chemingui and Raed Safadi
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Tax Incentives and Foreign Direct Investment in the MENA Region
Steve Onyeiwu and Hemanta Shrestha
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Trade, Transparency and Corruption: An Information Signaling Game
Hamid Mohtadi, Stephen Polasky, and Terry Roe
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Impact of Foreign Direct Investment and Trade on Economic Growth
Alireza Karbasi, Ebrahim Mohamadi & Samane Ghofrani
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Background Papers
An Intertemporal Test of the Beta Stationarity: the case of Egypt
Mahmoud M. Haddad
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Banking Emergence, Credit Rationing and Endogenous Growth
Mahmoud Sami Nabi and Taoufik Rajhi
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Efficiency in Tunisian Banking: A Stochastic Frontier Approach
Zouheir Bouchaddakh & Hatem Salah
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Examining The Association Between Bank Failures & Operational Performance In Turkey: A Non-Stochastic Frontier Approach
Ihsan Isik and Hulusi C. Uysal
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Financial Leasing in MENA Region: An Analysis of Financial, Legal and Institutional Aspects
Sahar Nasr
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Financial Liberalization and Foreign Bank Entry on Islamic Banking Performance
M. Kabir Hassan
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Sustainability of the Fiscal Process in Developing Countries - Egypt, Iran and Turkey: A Multi-cointegration Approach
Amir Kia
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The Phenomenon Of Real Estate Pseudo-Mortgage In Marrakesh: Are Agents Really Rational?
Brahim Mansouri and Mustapha Ziky
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Education, Training and Skill Development Policies in the Gulf countries: Macro-Micro Overview
Samia Satti O. M. Nour
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Intra-National Labor Mobility between Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC) States
Badr-El-Din A. Ibrahim
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Labor Market Regulation, Industrial Structure and Economic Performance
Yılmaz Kılıçaslan and Erol Taymaz
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Transitions in the Turkish Labor Market: Evidence from Individual Level Data
H. Mehmet Tasci and Aysit Tansel
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Economic Reform via Alignment of Reward and Productivity: Evidence from MENA Countries
Khaled Abdel-Kader and Eskander Alvi
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Macro-econometric Modeling for an Oil Dependent Economy : An Instruments-Targets Approach for the UAE Economy
Ajit V Karnik and Cedwyn Fernandes
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Setting the Stage for a National Currency in the West Bank and Gaza: The Choice of Exchange Rate Regime
Samya Beidas and Magda Kandil
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Sources of Growth in the Turkish Economy, 1960-2004
Mustafa Ismihan and Kivilcim Metin-Ozcan
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The effects of the new patterns of FDI on growth & inequality:
Giorgia Giovannetti and Giorgio Ricchiuti
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The Fiscal Impact of Aid in the Case of the Jordanian Economy
Ibrahim Saif and Ghassan Omet
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The Impact of Oil Price Shocks on The Economic Growth of The Selected MENA Countries
Hakan Berument and Nildag Basak Ceylan
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Effects of Government Policies on Wheat Production in Iran: The Application of Policy Matrix Analysis
Bahaeddin Najafi
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What Determines Financial Structure in the Moroccan Manufacturing Sector? A Firm Level Analysis
Lahcen Achy and Sidi Mohamed Rigar
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Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of the Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area
Antoine Mansour, Clive George, Carol Cherfane & Colin Kirkpatrick
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Export Strategy for Small and Medium Enterprises
Amira Kazem
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FDI and Economic Growth in CEE and MENA Countries: A Tale of Two Regions
Ali F. Darrat, Samer Kherfi and Mohamed Soliman
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Foreign Direct Investment and Location Patterns in Developing Countries: A check for set up costs in an “export-platform FDI”?
Sami Rezgui
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Impact of Foreign Direct Investment and Trade on Economic Growth
Alireza Karbasi, Ebrahim Mohamadi & Samane Ghofrani
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Quality of Governance, FDI, and Currency Black Markets: Evidence from MENA Countries
Osman Suliman
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Risk & Vulnerability Assessments from A Macro To A “Meso” Approach: The Case of Morocco
Pierluigi Montalbano, Silvia Muzi, Alessandro Federici and Umberto Triulzi
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The Relationship between Exports and Credit Risk
R.Kerbasi and B.Hassani and B. Hassani Shirvanshahi
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The Interactive Impact of FDI and Trade Openness on Economic Growth: Evidence from Morocco
Brahim Mansouri
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