Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

2007 Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

Selected papers presented in the
27th annual meeting of MEEA in Chicago, IL, January 4-7, 2007 and in the
Fifth International Summer Conference of MEEA, University of Sousse, Tunisia, March 10-12, 2006


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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 9, Middle East Economic Association and Loyola University Chicago, September, 2007, http://www.luc.edu/orgs/meea/

ISSN: 2334-282X


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

Research Associate
John C. Kuykendall, Loyola University Chicago

Editorial Advisory Board for Volume 9
Parvin Alizadeh, London Guildhall 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, Agnes Scott College
Serdar Sayan, TOBB University
Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University
Tarik M. Yousef, Dubai School of Government and Georgetown University


Contents - Volume 9

The Prospects of Petroleum Output and Investment in MENA Oil Exporting Countries, 2005-2030
Michael J. Twomey, University of Michigan Dearborn

An Empirical Examination of Price Competition in the Turkish Credit Card Market
Ahmet Faruk Aysan and Nusret Ahmet Muslim, Bogazici University

The Analysis of Poverty Dynamics in Algeria: A Multidimensional Approach
Abderrrezak Benhabib, Tahar Ziani, Samir Bettahar and Samir Maliki, University of Tlemcen

Unexplained Differences in the FDI Receipts of Middle East and North Africa
Ayca Tekin-Koru, Oregon State University

How Open are Arab Economies? An Examination with the CTI Measure
Jay Squalli and Kenneth Wilson, Zayed University

Financial Sector Deepening and Economic Growth: Evidence from Turkey
Oya Pinar Ardic, Bogazici University; H. Evren Damar, Pacific Lutheran University

Measuring Vertical and Horizontal Intra-Industry Trade: The Case for Turkey
Güzin Erlat, Haluk Erlat and Demet Senoglu, Middle East Technical University

The Role of Development in Promoting Environmental Awareness: Evidence from Lebanon
Salpie Djoundourian, Lebanese American University

Foreign Debt Dynamics in Middle Income Countries
Fatma Dogruel and A. Suut Dogruel, Marmara University

Measuring the Accessibility of Arab Markets
Jay Squalli and Kenneth Wilson, Zayed University

The Impact of Trade Liberalization of Growth, The Case of Turkey
Nathalie Hilmi, International University of Monaco and the Hedge Funds Research Institute; Alain Safa, Universite de Nice

Preventing Regional Conflicts as a Global Public Good: The Case of the MENA Region
Mehmet Serkan Tosun, University of Nevada, Reno; Arzu Sen, West Virginia University

Saving and Social Security Wealth: A Case of Turkey
H. Yigit Aydede, University of Windsor

Demographic Structure and Private Savings: Some Evidence from Emerging Markets
Jehad Yasin, Fort Valley State University

Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in the GCC Countries: A Causality Investigation Using Heterogeneous Panel Analysis
Mahmoud Al-Iriani, Sana'a University Yemen

Time Series Approaches To Testing Income Convergence In MENA Countries
Haluk Erlat, Middle East Technical University

A Common Currency Peg in the GCC Area: The Optimal Choice of Exchange Rate Regime
Eisa A. Aleisa, International Monetary Fund; Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University





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