Workshop: New Perspectives on Political Economy of the Middle East

A selection of papers from the workshop are now available to download below.

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Islam, Institutions, Development, and the Mistakes of Orientalist Economics (Abdallah Zouache, Sciences-Po Lille)
Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility? (Kamiar Mohaddes, University of Cambridge, and Mehdi Raissi, IMF)
Effectiveness of Stabilization Funds in Managing Volatility in Oil-Rich Countries (Gunes Asik, Tobb Economics and Technology University, Turkey)
Inter-sectoral Elasticity Model and Elite Dynamics in the Petroleum Exporting MENA States (Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada and Wilhelm Loewenstein, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Local Determinants of the Syrian Conflict (Cyrine Hannafi and Christophe Muller, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, CNRS)
Regional Inequality in Tunisia: Is it a geographic misallocation or spatial nature effects? (Jmai Amal, University of Tunis el Manar, Tunis)
Trade, Tariffs and Missing Imports: Using trade liberalization to understand business-state relations in Egyptian manufacturing (Michelle Marshallian, University of Paris-Dauphine)
Ties that Bind? Trade liberalization and cross-ethnic protectionism in Jordan (Steve Monroe, Princeton University)
Why Are Some Oil Dictators Nice to Their People? (Ferdinand Eibl, Kings College London, and Steffen Hertog, London School of Economics)
Do Refugees Impact Voting Behavior in the Host Country? Evidence from Syrian refugee inflows in Turkey (Onur Altindag, Harvard University, and Neeraj Kaushal, Columbia University)
Political Lending Cycles and Real Outcomes: Evidence from Turkey (Cagatay Bircan, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Orkun Saka, London School of Economics)
Did the Egyptian Protests Lead to Change? Evidence from Egypt’s first free presidential elections (Nelly El-Mallakh, Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne)
The Economic Impact of Political Instability and Mass Civil Protest (Samer Matta, World Bank, Simon Appleton and Michael Bleaney, Nottingham University)
The Effects of the Revolution on the Labour Market Aren’t Totally Negative After All!: A gender analysis (Rana Hendy, Doha Institute of Graduate Studies, Qatar)
The economics of the Syrian refugee crisis in neighboring countries: the case of Lebanon (Mohamed Ali Marouani, Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne)
27 Oct to 28 Oct
09:00 to 15:30
  • Various speakers
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