37th Annual Meetings of MEEA - 2017

Chicago, IL

 
January 5, 2017
 
08:00 to 08:30Breakfast
 
 
08:30 to 10:00Parallel Sessions I
 
 
10:00 to 10:15Coffee Break 1
 
 
10:15 to 11:45Parallel Sessions II
 
 
11:45 to 12:00Coffee Break 2
 
 
12:00 to 13:30Parallel Sessions III
 
 
13:30 to 14:30Lunch
 
 
14:30 to 16:00Parallel Sessions IV
 
 
16:00 to 16:15Coffee Break 3
 
 
16:15 to 17:45Parallel Sessions V
 
 
 
January 7, 2017
 
12:30 to 02:15Saturday Plenary Session
 
 
10:15 to 12:15Randomized Controlled Trials in MENA
 
 
 
January 8, 2017
 
08:00 to 10:00Governance and Insititutions
 
 
10:15 to 12:15Conflict and Migration in MENA
 
 

 

Program Notes and Index of Sessions

Parallel Sessions I
January 5, 2017 08:30 to 10:00
 
Inequality and Poverty, Room 203
Gender, Room 206
Inflation - Wages, and Labor Supply, Room 208
Energy, Room 209

Parallel Sessions II
January 5, 2017 10:15 to 11:45
 
Conflict and Migration
Oil and Resources
Turkish Economy
Environment and WTO

Parallel Sessions III
January 5, 2017 12:00 to 13:30
 
Markets in Emerging Markets
Financial Development
Education
FDI and Trade

Parallel Sessions IV
January 5, 2017 14:30 to 16:00
 
Exchange Rates and Trade
Crisis, Business Cycle, and Monetary Policy
Trade
Banking I

Parallel Sessions V
January 5, 2017 16:15 to 17:45
 
Employment and Health
Banking II
Financial Sector
Finance

Saturday Plenary Session
January 7, 2017 12:30 to 02:15

Randomized Controlled Trials in MENA
January 7, 2017 10:15 to 12:15
 
Randomized Controlled Trials in the Middle East

Governance and Insititutions
January 8, 2017 08:00 to 10:00
 
Governance and Institutions

Conflict and Migration in MENA
January 8, 2017 10:15 to 12:15
 
Conflict and Migration in MENA

 

Summary of All Sessions

Click here for an index of all participants

#Date/TimeLocationTypeTitlePapers
1January 5, 2017
8:30-10:00
Room 209 invited Energy2
2January 5, 2017
8:30-10:00
Room 206 invited Gender3
3January 5, 2017
8:30-10:00
Room 203 invited Inequality and Poverty3
4January 5, 2017
8:30-10:00
Room 208 invited Inflation - Wages, and Labor Supply4
5January 5, 2017
10:15-11:45
N/A invited Conflict and Migration4
6January 5, 2017
10:15-11:45
N/A invited Environment and WTO4
7January 5, 2017
10:15-11:45
N/A invited Oil and Resources3
8January 5, 2017
10:15-11:45
N/A invited Turkish Economy3
9January 5, 2017
12:00-13:30
N/A invited Education4
10January 5, 2017
12:00-13:30
N/A invited FDI and Trade3
11January 5, 2017
12:00-13:30
N/A invited Financial Development2
12January 5, 2017
12:00-13:30
N/A invited Markets in Emerging Markets3
13January 5, 2017
14:30-16:00
N/A invited Banking I4
14January 5, 2017
14:30-16:00
N/A invited Crisis, Business Cycle, and Monetary Policy4
15January 5, 2017
14:30-16:00
N/A invited Exchange Rates and Trade4
16January 5, 2017
14:30-16:00
N/A invited Trade4
17January 5, 2017
16:15-17:45
N/A invited Banking II3
18January 5, 2017
16:15-17:45
N/A invited Employment and Health4
19January 5, 2017
16:15-17:45
N/A invited Finance4
20January 5, 2017
16:15-17:45
N/A invited Financial Sector3
21January 7, 2017
10:15-12:15
N/A invited Randomized Controlled Trials in the Middle East4
22January 8, 2017
8:00-10:00
N/A invited Governance and Institutions3
23January 8, 2017
10:15-12:15
N/A invited Conflict and Migration in MENA4
 

23 sessions, 79 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers


 

37th Annual Meetings of MEEA - 2017

Detailed List of Sessions

 
Session 1: Inequality and Poverty
January 5, 2017 8:30 to 10:00
Room 203
 
Session Chair: Mahdi Majbouri, Babson College
Session type: invited
 

Revisiting the Middle Class Myth: Evidence from Cross-Country Analysis of Social Progress
   presented by: Reham Kamel, British University in Egypt
 

Effects of Subsidy Reform on Consumption and Income Inequalities in Iran
   presented by: Chengyu Yang, Beijing Normal University
 

Mismatch between Material Deprivation and Income Poverty: The Case of Turkey
   presented by: Bulent Anil, Bahcesehir University
 
Session 2: Gender
January 5, 2017 8:30 to 10:00
Room 206
 
Session Chair: Shireen Alazzawi, Santa Clara University
Session type: invited
 

The Conditional Gender Wage Gap in Egypt: Premium or Penalty?
   presented by: Asmaa Ezzat, Faculty of Economics and Political Science
 

Wealth Inequality and Female Labor Supply in MENA
   presented by: Shireen Alazzawi, Santa Clara University
 

Marriage Outcomes and Women Empowerment after Marriage: Two countries stories
   presented by: Chahir Zaki, Cairo University
 
Session 3: Inflation - Wages, and Labor Supply
January 5, 2017 8:30 to 10:00
Room 208
 
Session Chair: Riza Demirer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsvillle
Session type: invited
 

Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Inflation in Egypt: A Structural VAR Approach
   presented by: Kholoud Hussein, Central Bank of Egypt
 

ASYMMETRY IN INFLATION TARGETING
   presented by: Pınar Deniz, Marmara University
 

Analyzing Wage Differentials by Fields of Study: Evidence from Turkey
   presented by: Aysit Tansel, Middle East technical University
 

THE IMPACT OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ON LABOR SUPPLY: THE CASE OF TURKEY
   presented by: Irem Dogan, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University
 
Session 4: Energy
January 5, 2017 8:30 to 10:00
Room 209
 
Session Chair: Philipp Dees, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Session type: invited
 

Estimating the Competitive Storage Model with Trending Commodity Prices
   presented by: Nicolas Legrand, INRA
 

Renewable energy and economic growth in the MENA region: Empirical evidence and policy implications
   presented by: Philipp Dees, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
 
Session 5: Conflict and Migration
January 5, 2017 10:15 to 11:45
 
Session Chair: Edward Sayre, University of Southern Mississippi
Session type: invited
 

Decentralization, institutions, and maritime piracy
   presented by: Khusrav Gaibulloev, American University of Sharjah
 

How to Measure the Burden of War beyond the Dead Body Count? The Case of Syria
   presented by: Marcus Marktanner, Kennesaw State University
 

Sir! I'd rather go to school, Sir!
   presented by: Mahdi Majbouri, Babson College
 

Upward or Downward: Occupational mobility and Return Migration
   presented by: Nelly El Mallakh, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
 
Session 6: Oil and Resources
January 5, 2017 10:15 to 11:45
 
Session Chair: Hassan Aly, Ohio State University
Session type: invited
 

Institutions and rents effects in oil dependent countries: Structural threshold regression with endogeneity approach
   presented by: Yacine BELARBI, CREAD
 

DYNAMICS OF OIL PRICES, EXCHANGE RATES AND ASSET PRICES IN THE GCC COUNTRIES
   presented by: Mehmet Candemir, Eastern Mediterranean University
 

Nuclear Energy and the Transient Population Effect
   presented by: Ozgur Kaya, American University of Sharjah
 
Session 7: Turkish Economy
January 5, 2017 10:15 to 11:45
 
Session Chair: volkan Ülke, International Burch University
Session type: invited
 

HOUSING AND OUTPUT GROWTH IN TURKEY
   presented by: Gizem Uzuner,
 

THE INVESTIGATION OF RECENT TRENDS IN TURKISH CURRENT ACCOUNT
   presented by: Umut Unal, Turgut Ozal University
 

The Impact of output volatility on output: Empirical evidence from Turkey
[slides]
   presented by: volkan Ülke, International Burch University
 
Session 8: Environment and WTO
January 5, 2017 10:15 to 11:45
 
Session Chair: Nathalie HILMI, Centre Scientifique de Monaco
Session type: invited
 

Energetic transition in Iran
   presented by: Nathalie HILMI, Centre Scientifique de Monaco
 

Two Approaches in Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change on Turkish Agriculture: Autonomous Adaptation and Farmers’ Risk Behavior
   presented by: Gokhan Ozertan, Bogazici University
 

Immigrants pro-trade effects: Does governance matter?
   presented by: Doslalo Millogo, University of Toulon
 

Economic growth and process accession to the WTO Evidence from Comparative Study
   presented by: Mokhtari Fayçal, university of Mascara
 
Session 9: Education
January 5, 2017 12:00 to 13:30
 
Session Chair: Murat Kirdar, Bogazici University
Session type: invited
 

Entrepreneurship Education for University Students in Tunisia: Long-term impact evaluation results
   presented by: Jumana Alaref, The World Bank
 

The Effects of Compulsory Schooling Laws on Teenage Marriage and Births in Turkey
   presented by: Murat Kirdar, Bogazici University
 

AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF HOUSEHOLD EDUCATION EXPENDITURES IN TURKEY
   presented by: Elif Acar, Cankaya University
 

Dynamics of Intergenerational Educational Mobility in Turkey
[slides]
   presented by: Orhan Torul, Bogazici University
 
Session 10: Markets in Emerging Markets
January 5, 2017 12:00 to 13:30
 
Session Chair: Mehmet Balcilar, Eastern Mediterranean University
Session type: invited
 

Has oil price risk gone global? An empirical analysis of quantiles
   presented by: Mehmet Balcilar, Eastern Mediterranean University
 

The Influence of FOMC Minutes for Asset Prices in BRICS Countries and Turkey through GARCH Volatility Modeling
   presented by: Evrim Toren, Eastern Mediterranean University
 

Elasticities of Substitution in a Nested CES Consumption: Evidence from Daily Data
   presented by: Hasan Toprak, Florida International University
 
Session 11: Financial Development
January 5, 2017 12:00 to 13:30
 
Session Chair: Hassan Aly, Ohio State University
Session type: invited
 

Linking remittances with financial development and institutions: a study of MENA countries
   presented by: Imad EL HAMMA, Nice Sophia Antipolis University
 

Financial Development, Access to Finance and Economic Growth: The Case of Selected MENA Countries
   presented by: Noha Emara, Rutgers
 
Session 12: FDI and Trade
January 5, 2017 12:00 to 13:30
 
Session Chair: Raed Safadi, OECD
Session type: invited
 

Daily Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Agricultural Prices: The Role of Perishability
   presented by: Renzo Alvarez, Florida International University
 

Outward FDI from a Developing Country: Evidence from Turkey
   presented by: Yilmaz Kilicaslan, Anadolu University
 

The impact of political and financial risk on FDI by sector: a threshold effect
   presented by: INES TROJETTE, University of Toulon
 
Session 13: Exchange Rates and Trade
January 5, 2017 14:30 to 16:00
 
Session Chair: Melise Jaud, University of Lausanne
Session type: invited
 

Export Big Hits
   presented by: Melise Jaud, University of Lausanne
 

External Wealth of Selected Arab Nations and the Role of Exchange Rate
   presented by: Ahmed Kamaly, The American University in Cairo
 

Lights On Trade: Estimation of Trade Flows Using Luminosity
   presented by: Rooholah Hadadi, FIU
 

Value-added Trade, Exchange Rate Pass-Through and Trade Elasticity: Revisiting the Trade Competitiveness
   presented by: Syed Uddin, Florida International University
 
Session 14: Crisis, Business Cycle, and Monetary Policy
January 5, 2017 14:30 to 16:00
 
Session Chair: Mahmut Tekce, Marmara University
Session type: invited
 

Networks, inflation and labor market dynamics
   presented by: Jean-Paul Tsasa Vangu, Laboratoire d'analyse-recherche en économie quantitative
 

Is there a Role for International Trade Costs in Monetary Policy?
   presented by: Renzo Alvarez, Florida International University
 

Credit Decomposition and Business Cycles in Emerging Economies
   presented by: Berrak Bahadir, Özyeğin University
 

Uncertainty in Financial Markets and Business Cycles
   presented by: Secil Yildirim Karaman, Kemerburgaz Universitesi
 
Session 15: Trade
January 5, 2017 14:30 to 16:00
 
Session Chair: Jeffrey B. Nugent, University of Southern California
Session type: invited
 

Institutions and Trade Promotion: What is the Nexus?
   presented by: Chahir Zaki, Cairo University
 

Do Gravity Variables Reflect Trade Costs or Preferences? Evidence from U.S. Imports.
   presented by: Yulin Hou, Florida International University
 

Trade liberalization and market competition: Evidence from Egypt firm-level data
   presented by: Chahir Zaki, Cairo University
 

Do Firms Learn From Exporting if Returns to Scale are Variable?
   presented by: UMUT SENALP, Trakya University
 
Session 16: Banking I
January 5, 2017 14:30 to 16:00
 
Session Chair: Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University
Session type: invited
 

Corporate Governance in the Banking Industry: Challenges and Implications
   presented by: Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University
 

Bank Lending in High Risk Environment: A Disaggregated Analysis
   presented by: Ilker Kaya, American University of Sharjah
 

Modeling the CDS Prices: An Application to The MENA Region
[slides]
   presented by: Seza Danisoglu, Middle East Technical University
 

Investment Banking and Certification Effect: An Empirical Analysis
   presented by: Renato Giovannini, Universita G. Marconi
 
Session 17: Employment and Health
January 5, 2017 16:15 to 17:45
 
Session Chair: Moundir Lassassi, Center for Research in Applied Economics for Development
Session type: invited
 

Physician Payment Schemes and Physician Productivity: Analysis of Turkish Healthcare Reforms
   presented by: Ozan Hatipoglu, Bogazici University
 

Healthcare Inequalities in Turkey: Does Accessibility really Matter?
   presented by: Burhan Karahasan, Piri Reis University
 

Informality, Public Employment and Employment Protection in Developing Countries
   presented by: Shaimaa Yassin, University of Neuchatel
 

INFORMAL JOB SEARCH IN THE ALGERIAN LABOR MARKET
   presented by: Moundir Lassassi, Center for Research in Applied Economics for Development
 
Session 18: Banking II
January 5, 2017 16:15 to 17:45
 
Session Chair: Zeynep Onder, Bilkent University
Session type: invited
 

State-owned Banks, Foreign Banks and Macroeconomic Volatility
   presented by: Zeynep Onder, Bilkent University
 

The Global Recession and Bank Efficiency: Case of Turkey
   presented by: Cem Karatas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 

Do Principal-Agent Conflicts Impact Performance And Risk-Taking Behavior of Islamic Banks?
   presented by: Asmaa Ezzat, Faculty of Economics and Political Science
 
Session 19: Financial Sector
January 5, 2017 16:15 to 17:45
 
Session Chair: Sami Ben Naceur,
Session type: invited
 

Financials Sector Intraday Volatility Characteristics in the Emerging Turkish Economy
   presented by: A. Can Inci, Bryant University
 

Further evidence on hedges and safe havens for GCC markets using a wavelet-based quantile approach
   presented by: Mahmoud Haddad, University of Tennessee-Martin
 

The Effect of Margin Changes on Futures Market Volume and Trading
[slides]
   presented by: Seza Danisoglu, Middle East Technical University
 
Session 20: Finance
January 5, 2017 16:15 to 17:45
 
Session Chair: Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University
Session type: invited
 

Debt-Threshold Effect in Sovereign Credit Ratings: New Evidence from Nonlinear Panel Smooth Transition Models
   presented by: Nidhaleddine Ben Cheikh, ESSCA School of Management
 

Finance and Growth in Egypt Revisited
   presented by: Ahmed Rostom, World Bank and The George Washington University
 

Financial Literacy in Developing Countries
   presented by: Gokce Uysal, Bahcesehir University
 

The Feasibility of Interbank and FX Auction Mechanisms in Regulating the Egyptian Exchange Market
   presented by: Zeinab Elgawady, Misr University
 
Session 21: Randomized Controlled Trials in the Middle East
January 7, 2017 10:15 to 12:15
 
Session Chair: Mahdi Majbouri, Babson College
Session type: invited
 

Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
   presented by: Adam Osman, University of Illinois
 

Evaluating the Effects of Entrepreneurship Edutainment in Egypt
   presented by: BRUNO CREPON, CREST
 

Understanding Demand for Sharia-Compliant Financial Products
   presented by: Nour Shammout, JPAL
 

Selection into Job Training Programs
   presented by: Jamin Speer, University of Memphis
 
Session 22: Governance and Institutions
January 8, 2017 8:00 to 10:00
 
Session Chair: Jeffrey B. Nugent, University of Southern California
Session type: invited
 

Socioeconomic Drivers of the Spread of the Tunisian Revolution
   presented by: Daniel Egel, RAND Corporation
 

Do Muslims understand Democracy? An Empirical Investigation
   presented by: Moamen Gouda, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
 

Democratic Institutions and Prosperity - The Special Case of the Middle Eastern Countries
   presented by: Helena Helfer, University of Münster
 
Session 23: Conflict and Migration in MENA
January 8, 2017 10:15 to 12:15
 
Session Chair: Edward Sayre, University of Southern Mississippi
Session type: invited
 

Relative Deprivation and Radicalization: Evidence from MENA countries
   presented by: Kartika Bhatia, The World Bank
 

Does Lack of Trust Fester Conflict?
   presented by: Javed Younas, American University of Sharjah
 

The Migration of Fear: An Analysis of Migration Choices of Syrian Refugees
   presented by: Jeffrey B. Nugent, University of Southern California
 

Who Supports Violent Extremism in Developing Countries?
   presented by: Youssouf Kiendrebeogo, World Bank
 

23 sessions, 79 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers
 
Index of Participants

Legend: C=chair, P=Presenter, D=Discussant
#ParticipantRoles in Conference
1Acar, ElifP9
2Alaref, JumanaP9
3Alazzawi, ShireenP2, C2
4Alvarez, RenzoP12, P14
5Aly, HassanC6, C11
6Ülke, volkanP7, C7
7Bahadir, BerrakP14
8Balcilar, MehmetC10
9Balcilar, MehmetP10
10BELARBI, YacineP6
11Ben Cheikh, NidhaleddineP20
12Ben Naceur, SamiC19
13Bhatia, KartikaP23
14Candemir, MehmetP6
15CREPON, BRUNOP21
16Danisoglu, SezaP16, P19
17Dees, PhilippP4, C4
18Demirer, RizaC3
19Deniz, PınarP3
20Dogan, IremP3
21Egel, DanielP22
22EL HAMMA, ImadP11
23El Mallakh, NellyP5
24Elgawady, ZeinabP20
25Emara, NohaP11
26Ezzat, AsmaaP2, P18
27Fayçal, MokhtariP8
28Giovannini, RenatoP16
29Gouda, MoamenP22
30Hadadi, RooholahP13
31Haddad, MahmoudP19
32Hammoudeh, ShawkatC16
33Hatipoglu, OzanP17
34Helfer, HelenaP22
35HILMI, NathalieP8, C8
36Hou, YulinP15
37Hussein, KholoudP3
38Inci, A. CanP19
39Jaud, MeliseP13, C13
40Kamaly, AhmedP13
41Karahasan, BurhanP17
42Karatas, CemP18
43Kaya, IlkerP16
44Kaya, OzgurP6
45Kiendrebeogo, YoussoufP23
46Kilicaslan, YilmazP12
47Kirdar, MuratP9, C9
48Lassassi, MoundirP17, C17
49Legrand, NicolasP4
50Majbouri, MahdiC1, C21
51Millogo, DoslaloP8
52Nugent, Jeffrey B.C15, C22, P23
53Onder, ZeynepP18, C18
54Osman, AdamP21
55Ozertan, GokhanP8
56Rostom, AhmedP20
57Safadi, RaedC12
58Sayre, EdwardC5, C23
59SENALP, UMUTP15
60Shahin, WassimP16, C20
61Shammout, NourP21
62Speer, JaminP21
63Tansel, AysitP3
64Tekce, MahmutC14
65Toprak, HasanP10
66Toren, EvrimP10
67Torul, OrhanP9
68TROJETTE, INESP12
69Tsasa Vangu, Jean-PaulP14
70Uddin, SyedP13
71Unal, UmutP7
72Uysal, GokceP20
73Uzuner, GizemP7
74Yassin, ShaimaaP17
75Yildirim Karaman, SecilP14
76Younas, JavedP23
77Zaki, ChahirP2, P15, P15

 

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