Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

2008 Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

Selected papers presented in the
28th International Conference of MEEA in New Orleans, LA, January 4-7, 2008 and in the
Sixth International Summer Conference of MEEA, Zayed University, Dubai, March 14-16, 2007.


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Presentation of the articles in the Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies was made possible by a limited license granted to Loyola University Chicago and Middle East Economics Association from the authors who have retained all copyrights in the articles. The articles in this volume shall be cited as follows: (authors/title)Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies, electronic journal, Volume 10, Middle East Economic Association and Loyola University Chicago, September, 2008, http://www.luc.edu/orgs/meea/

ISSN: 2334-282X


Editor of Electronic Journal
E. Mine Cinar, Loyola University Chicago

Research Associate
Arvind A. Manjegowda, Loyola University Chicago

Editorial Advisory Board for Volume 10
Parvin Alizadeh, London Guildhall University
Hassan Aly, Ohio State University
Adel Boughrara, University of Sousse
Sohrab Behdad, Denison University
Guzin Erlat, Middle East Technical University
Hadi Esfahani, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Hassan Hakimian, City University of London
Fatemeh Moghadam, Hofstra University
Jeffrey Nugent, University of Southern California
Edward Sayre, University of Southern Mississippi
Serdar Sayan, TOBB University
Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University
Tarik M. Yousef, Dubai School of Government and Georgetown University


Contents - Volume 10

Globalization, Public Expenses and Economic Growth: Evidence from Turkey
Nathalie Hilmi, International University of Monaco and Hedge Funds Research Institute; Alain Safa, University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis

Dualistic Development in UAE and GCC
Suleiman I. Cohen, Erasmus University

Stock Prices, Exchange Rates, and Oil: Evidences from Middle East Oil-Exporting Countries
Mohamed Abdelaziz, Georgios Chortareas, and Andrea Cipollini, University of Essex

Investment Opportunities for Foreign Capital and Economic Fragility in Turkey
Saziye Gazioglu and Ulkem Basdas, Middle East Technical University

How Has Specialization in Turkish Exports Evolved Over Time? A Study Based on Galtonian Regressions
Guzin Erlat and Haluk Erlat, Middle East Technical University

The Role of Investments in Universities and in Airports on the Regional Convergence
Fatma Dogruel, Marmara University; Fatma Nur Karaman, Istanbul Technical University

Structural Change and Efficiency of Banking in Turkey: Does the Ownership Matter?
Ahmet Faruk Aysan, Bogazici University; Sanli Pinar Ceyhan, Istanbul Bilgi University

Efficiency Analysis of Turkish Preparation and Spinning of Textile Fibres; Weaving of Textiles Industry: The Cases of Firm-Based and Cumulative Data
M. Ensar Yesilyurt and Filiz Yesilyurt, Pamukkale University

Disagregated Education Data and Growth: Some Facts from Turkey and MENA Countries
Zeynep Deniz, Bilgi University; A. Suut Dogruel, Marmara University

Are There Shifts in Persistence in the Turkish Inflation Rates?
Haluk Erlat, Middle East Technical University





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