Topics in Middle Eastern and
North African Economies

Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

1999 Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

Selected condensed papers presented in the 19th annual meeting of MEEA
in conjunction with Allied Social Sciences Association in
New York, New York, U.S.A., January 3-5, 1999

Full papers can be requested from the authors.


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ISSN: 2334-282X


Editor of Online Journal: E. Mine Cinar, Loyola University Chicago.
Research Associate Editor: Elif Bohurler-Akosman,
Loyola University Chicago.


Contents

Trade Liberalization,Transfers and Skill Upgrading in Morocco:A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis
by Hans Lofgren,Moataz El-Said and Sherman Robinson, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Is Government Size Optimal in the Gulf Countries of the Middle East? An Answer
by Hassan Aly,
Ohio State University and Mark Strazicich, University of Central Florida

International Trade and Labor Markets: Evidence from Turkey
by Sajid Chinoy, Stanford University, Pravin Krishna, Brown and Stanford University
and Devashish Mitra, Florida International University

Measuring the Impact of Trade Flows on Employment in the Turkish Manufacturing Industry
by Guzin Erlat,
Middle East Technical University

The Political Economy of State Owned Enterprises
by
Cem Karayalcin, Florida International University

Are Real Wages and Competitiveness Compatible in the Turkish Manufacturing Industry?
by Hasan Kirmanoglu,
Istanbul Bilgi University and
M. Ege Yazgan,
University of Sussex and University of Istanbul

Intra-marital Sharing Rules with Evidence from Turkey
by Nejat Anbarci, Florida International University and
E. Mine Cinar, Loyola University Chicago

Inflation and Inflation Uncertainty in Turkey
by Tevfik F. Nas and Mark Perry, University of Michigan, Flint

Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Some MENA Countries: Theory and Evidence
by Abdel-Hameed M. Bashir,
Grambling State University

Financial Markets and Globalization in Turkey
by Tulay Arin, University of
Istanbul

Global Portfolios With Market, Size and Value Considerations
by Tulin Sener and Hadi Salavitabar, SUNY-New Paltz

Information Content of Analysts' Earnings Forecasts in an Emerging Market: The Case of Turkey
by Hakan Saraoglu,
Bryant College and Gulnur Muradoglu, Bilkent University


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