Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

2013 Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

Selected papers presented in the
11th International Summer Meeting in Alexandria, Egypt, June 23-24, 2012 and in the
33rd Annual Conference of MEEA in San Diego, California, January 4-7, 2013



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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, Number, Middle East Economic Association and Loyola University Chicago, 2013, http://www.luc.edu/orgs/meea/

ISSN: 2334-282X


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

Research Associate
Joseph Johnson, Loyola University Chicago, IL, USA

Editorial Advisory Board for Volume 15
Hassan Aly, Ohio State University and African Development Bank, OH, USA
Rania A. Al-Mashat, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), Egypt
Mohammed Benbouziane, University of Tlemcen, Algeria
Claude Berthomieu, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France
Fatma Dogruel, Marmara University, Turkey
Hadi Esfahani, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Hisham Foad, San Diego State University, USA
Nathalie Hilmi, Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Pricipality of Monaco
Ipek Ilkkaracan, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Jeffrey Nugent, University of Southern California, CA, USA
Edward Sayre, University of Southern Mississippi, MS, USA


Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies - Volume 15, Number 1, May 2013



Guest Editors for Issue Number 1
Hassan Aly, Ohio State University and African Development Bank, OH, USA
Gehan Saleh, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

 

Food Subsidy and Social Assistance Program in Egypt Appropriateness and Targeting Assessment
Karima Korayem, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

 

Egypt and the EU: An Assessment of the Egyptian Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
Ashraf S. E. Saleh, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt
Hanane F. Abouelkheir, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

 

The Rise of Political Islam Can The Turkish Model Be Applied Successfully in Egypt?
Taha Kassem, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

 

The Egyptian Revolution and Post Socio-Economic Impact
Doaa S. Abdou, Modern Sciences and Arts University (MSA), Egypt
Zeinab Zaazou, Modern Sciences and Arts University (MSA), Egypt

 

Youth Bulges, Poor Institutional Quality and Missing Migration Opportunities - Triggers of and Potential Counter-Measures for Terrorism in MENA
Rahel Schomaker, German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, Germany

 

FDI and Absorptive Capacity in Emerging Economies
Nagwa Hosny Khordagui, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt
Gehan Saleh, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

 

Can Productivity Increases in the Distribution Sector Help Explain Tendency of the Turkish Lira to Appreciate?
Fikret Dulger, Cukurova University, Turkey
Kenan Lopcu, Cukurova University, Turkey
Almila Burgac, Cukurova University, Turkey

 

What Can We Say About Turkey and its Competitors in the EU Market? An Analysis by Extensive and Intensive Margins
Seda Ekmen-Ozcelik, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Guzin Erlat, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

 


Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies - Volume 15, Number 2, September 2013



Associate Editor for Issue Number 2
Ipek Ilkkaracan, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 

Do Tax Implications Change the Fisher Effect for the Turkish Economy?
Kenan Lopcu, Cukurova University, Turkey
Nuran Coskun, Mersin University, Turkey
Suleyman Degirmen, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 

Oil Prices Once Again: The Link Towards Middle East Economies
Erhan Aslanoglu, Marmara University, Turkey
Pinar Deniz, Marmara University, Turkey

 

Turkey’s Comparative Advantages and Dynamic Market Positioning in the EU market
Seda Ekmen-Ozcelik, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Guzin Erlat, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

 

Gender Inequality in the MENA: Myths versus Facts
Nezahat Kucuk, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

 

Price Convergence and Globalization: Evidence from Selected Countries
Fatma Dogruel, Marmara University, Turkey
A. Suut Dogruel, Marmara University, Turkey

 

The Impact of Household Labor Supply Structure on Poverty
Serkan Degirmenci, Mersin University, Turkey
Ipek Ilkkaracan, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 

Financial Services Liberalization in a Natural Resource Rich Economy

 Hatem Samman, Booz and Company

Sheikh Shahnawaz, California State University, Chico, CA, USA

 

Impacts of Global and Domestic Shocks on Economic Growth and Inflation for Actual and Potential GCC Member Countries
Won Jong Kim, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea
Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University, PA, USA

 


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