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Annual Conference
ERF 10th Annual Conference
Marrakech, Morocco
16 December 2003 - 18 December 2003

ERF’s Annual Conference for 2003 held in December in Marrakesh, Morocco broke previous records, with the number of participants reaching 300. The 3-day event, celebrating 10 years of ERF, was packed full with 5 thematic parallel sessions, 10 plenary sessions, and 5 special activities. Thirty-seven papers were presented at the conference and twenty-seven circulated as background papers.

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Presented Papers
Macroeconomic instability and the pattern of FDI in the MENA region
Kitty K. Chan and Edward R. Gemayel
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FDI, information technology and economic growth in the MENA region
Kabir Hassan
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Does foreign ownership matter for survival and growth? Dynamics of competition and foreign direct investment
Sule Ozler and Erol Taymaz
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Sunk costs, plant characteristics and externalities: evidence from Turkish manufacturing industry
Sule Ozler, Erol Taymaz and Kamil Yılmaz
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Analysis of FDI flows to developing countries: Is the MENA region different?
Steve Onyeiwu
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Economic performance and political outcomes: an analysis of the Turkish parliamentary and local election results between 1950 and 2002
Ali T. Akarca and Aysıt Tansel
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The determinants of the Tunisian banking industry profitability: panel evidence
Samy Ben Naceur
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The causality issue in the finance and growth nexus: empirical evidence from MENA countries
Ghazi Boulila and Mohamed Trabelsi
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U.S. trade relations with Middle East
Nader Habibi
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Government spending, budgetary rent seeking, and economic growth
Ahmad R. Jalali-Naini and Mohammad Karimi
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Alternative socioeconomic development scenarios for Egypt
Motaz Khorshid
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An Analysis of Tax Structure Changes in the MENA Region in Response to Trade Liberalization
Mehmet Serkan Tosun
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The role of openness in transmitting external shocks affecting the Moroccan economy: analytical and empirical approaches
Mustapha Ziky and Brahim Mansouri
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The impact of the information and communications technology (ICT) on the economies of some MENA countries
A.Abutaleb, and A. Hashem
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Economic development, openness to trade and environmental sustainability in the MENA countries
Savas Alpay
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A Panel Data Analysis of Residential Water Demand in Presence of Nonlinear Progressive Tariffs
Mohamed Ayadi, Jaya Krishnakumar and Mohamed Salah Matoussi
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Performance, technical progress and investment in Tunisian manufacturing firms
Riadh Ben Jelili
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Commercialization and food security, can they go together for The Sudanese agrarian economy
Eltighani M. Elamin , Siegfried Bauer and Abdullah A. Osman
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The global industrial scene and the MENA region
Zeki Fatthah
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Water scarcity and food imports: an empirical investigation of the ‘virtual water’ hypothesis in the MENA region
Hassan Hakimian
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Science and technology (S&T) development indicators in the Arab region: a comparative study of Arab Gulf and Mediterranean countries
Samia Satti
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The determinants of foreign worker remittances in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
A-M. M. Abdel-Rahman
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Comparing multidimensional poverty between Egypt and Tunisia
Sami Bibi
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Effet des stages subventionnés sur le processus d’insertion des diplômés au Maroc : Une approche microéconométrique
Mohammed Bougroum, Aomar Ibourk
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Poverty and labor supply of women: evidence from Egypt
Fatma El-Hamidi
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The Palestinian labor force dynamic under the Israeli occupation: an impact study and lessons to be learned for restructuring the labor market
Saleh El Kafri
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Trade liberalization and labor demand elasticities: evidence from Tunisia
Ilham Haouasa and Mahmoud Yagoubi
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Labor market flexibility and investment in human capital
Russell D. Murphy and Djavad Salehi-Isfahani
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Determinants of moonlighting rate in Iranian labor market
Abolghasem Naderi
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General vs. vocational secondary school choice and labor market outcomes in Turkey, 1988-98
İnsan Tunali
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Investment and the stock market: evidence from Arab firm-level panel data
Ali A. Bolbol and Mohammad M. Omran
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What do we know about monetary policy and transmission mechanism in Morocco and Tunisia ?
Adel Boughrara
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Transparency and value relevance: the experience of some MENA countries
Iftekhar Hasan and Asokan Anandarajan
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Determinants of Islamic banking profitability
M. Kabir Hassan and Abdel-Hameed M. Bashir
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Post-entry performance of de novo banks in Turkey
Ihsan Isik, Dogan Uysal and Ugur Meleke
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Economic trilemma and exchange rate management in Egypt
Bassem Kamar and Damyana Bakardzhieva
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Vulnerability of banking systems to crises in emerging markets: the case of Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia
Mahmoud Mohieldin and Sahar Nasr
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Financial liberalization: from segmented to integrated economies
Fatma Taskin and Gulnur Muradoglu
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Background Papers
The EU-Med partnership, the textile industry, and rules of origin
Patricia Augier, Michael Gasiorek and Charles Lai-Tong
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The determining factors of foreign direct investment in Morocco
Jamal Bouoiyour
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International trade and technology transfers: the cases of Turkey, India and China compared
Françoise Lemoine and Deniz Ünal-Kesenci
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Motives for foreign direct investment in gulf cooperation countries: The case of Oman
K.Mellahi, C, Guermat, G. Frynas, and H- Al Bortamani
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Foreign direct investment and LDCs exports: evidence from the MENA region
Mohamed Soliman
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Political reform and economic institutional building: A case study of budgetary institutional reform in Yemen
Saif Al-Asaly
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Money, finance and economic growth, the case of Saudi Arabia
Abdullah H. Albatel
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Facteurs déterminant le succès des réformes financières dans les pays en développement : Application d’un modèle de durée
Nawel Bentahar
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The user cost of capital and behavior of industrial investment in Morocco: measurement issues and econometric analysis
Brahim ElMorchid and Brahim Mansouri
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The role of labor and capital in frontier total factor productivity growth in Tunisia
Sofiane Ghali and Pierre Mohnem
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Comparative analysis of exchange rate fluctuations on output and price: evidence from Middle Eastern countries
Magda Kandil and Ida Aghdas Mirzaie
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CGE analysis of tax reform in a developing country: The case of Tunisia
Ramos Mabugu and Abdelaziz Mahjoub
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Discretionary and induced variations in fiscal deficits in Morocco :A new fiscal decomposition approach
Brahim Mansouri
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Is resource boom harmful for growth? the case of oil windfalls in the MENA region
Farhad Nili
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The capital structure choice in tax contrasting environments: evidence from the Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Omani and Saudi corporate sectors
Ghassan Omet and Fadi Mashharawe
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Economic aspects of wastewater reuse study case: the Arab nation
Raouf F. Khouzam
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The Incidence and transfer of knowledge within the Arab Gulf societies
Samia Satti
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Import dependency of production in TURKEY: structural change from 1970’s to 1990’s
Umit Senesen and Gulay Gunluk-Senesen
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L’Insertion profeesionnelle des femmes diplomees au Maroc : utilisation des modeles econometriques
Ezzrari Abdeljaouad
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The link between infant mortality and fertility in Egypt, Turkey and Yemen
El Daw Abdalla Suliman
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Impact of trade liberalization on firm’s labour demand by skill: The case of Tunisian manufacturing
Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi
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La discrimination salariale entre hommes et femmes au Maroc urbain: une autre dimension de la question gendorielle sur le marché du travail
Khalid Soudi
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Stock markets, banks, and growth in some MENA region countries
Samy Ben Naceur and Samir Ghazouani
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On the path to integration in the Gulf region: are the Gulf economies sufficiently compatible?
Ali F. Darrat and Fatima Saeed Al-Shamsi
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Financial integration, regulation and competitiveness in MENA countries
Anastassios Gentzoglanis
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Did September 11 alter the sovereign risk in MENA? an empirical investigation
Mahmoud M. Haddad and Sam R. Hakim
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Islamic Musharaka” versus “limited conventional” partnership modes of finance – Is Musharaka really different from limited conventional partnership?
Badr-El-Din A. Ibrahim
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Modeling money demand under the profit-sharing banking scheme: evidence on policy invariance and long-run stability
Amir Kia and Ali Darrat
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Determinants of financial practices among Moroccan industrial firms
Sidi Mohamed Rigar and Brahim Mansouri
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