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– Evidence from labour market panel surveys
Vladimir Hlasny, Shireen AlAzzawi - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the effects of cross-border return migration on intertemporal and intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status across six new harmonized surveys from three Arab countries: Egypt (1998, 2006, 2012), Jordan (2010, 2016) and Tunisia (2014). We link individuals’...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Tony Addison, Mina Baliamoune-Lutz - Journal of Development Studies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Macroeconomic Perspectives on Aid

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– The gender effect on microcredit renewal
Mathilde Bauwin, Walid Jbili - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Whereas most research into microfinance tends to focus on the impact of access to such services, very little pays attention to what happens over time once a person becomes a client. The paper aims at analysing the conditions of loan renewals as most microfinance institutions foster client...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Evidence from the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector
Wided Mattoussi, Mohamed Ayadi - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Journal Article
Ilham Haouas, Mahmoud Yagoubi, Almas Heshmati - Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, 0

This paper investigates the process of adjustment in employment. A dynamic model is applied to a panel of six Tunisian manufacturing industries observed over a period of 25 years, from 1971 to 1996. Industries are assumed to adjust their labor inputs toward a desired level. A labor requirement...

Book Chapter
Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft - Oxford University Press, 2015 - Oxford, United Kingdom

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2.Marriage is the single most important contractual arrangement youth in North Africa undertake as they navigate their transition to adulthood. Despite its importance in shaping subsequent socioeconomic trajectories, there has been...

Research Brief pdf
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

​​The clustering of industries in specific areas has improved industrial productivity in a number of countries. Since the mid-1990s in Tunisia, concerted policies have been introduced which focus on improving the efficiency of the labour force, and the productivity of firms by creating clusters...

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– A Worldwide Analysis with Emphasis on Morocco and Turkey
Ismail Ouraich, Hasan Dudu, Wallace E. Tyner, Erol Cakmak - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the interaction of globalization through trade liberalization and climate change, globally with a special focus on Morocco and Turkey. We use the GTAP model, which is a global general equilibrium model, to investigate trade liberalization welfare impacts under climate change,...

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– Evidence from the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector
Mohamed Ayadi, Wided Mattoussi - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we explore the link between firm productivity and exporting using three firm level datasets of 1323 Tunisian manufacturing firms from 2004 to 2006. In particular, we examine whether more productive firms self-select into export markets, and whether exporters achieve productivity...

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Mohamed Ayadi, Wided Mattoussi - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

In this scooping paper on the Tunisian economy we review the historical background of the economy which has undergone substantial structural change since independence in 1956. In particular we emphasize that past record of consistent growth has often masked inequality, regional disparities and high...

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Mohamed Ayadi, Wided Mattoussi - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we examine the pattern of spatial concentration of manufacturing industries observed in Tunisia and explore the factors driving firms’ choices of location at the provincial level. We consider specialization and competition indicators as the driving forces and also examine the...

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– Evidence from Moroccan and Tunisian Time-Series Data
Tony Addison, Mina Baliamoune-Lutz - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine aid-induced Dutch Disease—after controlling for the effects of remittances and FDI flows—in the context of two North African countries, Morocco and Tunisia. We do so by performing a multivariate time series analysis of aggregated annual data over the period 1980-2009. Aid...

– A Success Story?
Mina Baliamoune-Lutz - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK
Book Chapter
– Lessons from the MENA Region
Imed Drine - , 2013
Blog
– A Key Issue
Carl-Gustav Lindén - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Economist Imed Drine recently left UNU-WIDER and headed with his family for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to take up a new position as a senior economist with the Islamic Development Bank. Senior communications specialist Carl-Gustav Lindén had a chat with Tunisian-born Imed before he left...

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