Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

2014 Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

Selected papers presented in the
12th International Summer Meeting in Speyer, Germany, March 18-20, 2013 and in the
34th Annual Conference of MEEA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 3-6, 2014



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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 16
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 16, Number 1, May 2014



Guest Editor for Issue Number 1
Rahel Schomaker, German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, Speyer, Germany


 

Economic Conditions in Egypt: Current and Future
Gouda Abdel-Khalek, Cairo University, Egypt
Invited Speaker, Opening Session

 

Poverty in Secular and Islamic Economics; Conceptualization and Poverty Alleviation Policy, with Reference to Egypt
Karima Korayem, Al-Azhar University, Egypt
Neamat Mashhour, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

 

Estimation of Gender Wage Differentials using Oaxaca Decomposition Technique
Marwa Biltagy, Cairo University, Egypt

 

Middle Class and Pro-Poor Growth in Egypt: The Missing Connection
Abeer Rashdan, Cairo University, Egypt

 

Economic Development and Industrial Pollution in the Mediterranean Region: A Panel Data Analysis
Sevil Acar, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey
Mahmut Tekce, Marmara University, Turkey

 

Attempts to Industrial Reforms in Algeria: Do they Fit in Logic of Globalization?
Cherif Begga, Ferhat Abbes University, Algeria
Abdelhamid Merghit, Mohamed Seddik Benyahia University, Algeria

 

Regional Integration Effects on Investment and Growth in Algeria
Nacira Boukhezer, University of Bejaia, Algeria

 

The Relationship Between Oil Prices and the Algerian Exchange Rate
Abderrezak Benhabib, Tlemcen University, Algeria
Si Mohammed Kamel, Tlemcen University, Algeria
Samir Maliki, Tlemcen University, Algeria


Decision Making: Fishing Production and Fishers in the Black Sea
Mine Cinar Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Joseph Johnson, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Andrew Palmer Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

 


Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies - Volume 16, Number 2, September 2014

 

Is Poverty a Cause or a Result of Poor Labor Market Performance in Turkey?
Ayse Aylin Bayar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Serkan Degirmenci, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 

Simulating the Turkish Tax System
Adem Ileri, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Pinar Derin-Gure, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

 

FDI Effects on Economic Growth: The Role of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Maryam Asghari, Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani University, Iran
Nathalie Hilmi, Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Monaco
Alain Safa, Unversity of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France

 

Do Wives' Earnings Have an Impact on Income Inequality?: Evidence from Turkey
Ayse Aylin Bayar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Bengi Yanik Ilhan, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey

 

The Impact of Institutional Quality in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment in Algeria
Bounoua Chaib, University of Tlemcen, Algeria
Matallah Siham, University of Tlemcen, Algeria

 

Governance and Economic Growth: Interpretations for MENA Countries
Noha Emara, Rutgers University, USA
Eric Jhonsa, Columbia University, USA

 

Quantitative Evaluation of the Struggle of Economic Performance: The Case of MENA Countries
Noha Emara, Rutgers University, USA

 

Competition and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis with Special Reference to MENA Countries
Marwa Gomaa, Cairo University, Egypt

 

CBE and FX Devaluation: Bitter Enemies or is it Just a Matter of Time? Analyzing the Impact of an EGP Devaluation on Egypt's Trade Balance
Ziad Waleed Amer, American University in Cairo, Egypt

 

An Analysis of North Africa's Capacity to Achieve Renewable Energy Development
Wai Mun Hong, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

 

Does the Budget Deficit Crowd-Out Private Credit From the Banking Sector? The Case of Egypt
Samah Shetta, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Ahmed Kamaly, American University in Cairo, Egypt

 


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