38th MEEA/ASSA Annual Meeting

Philadelphia, PA, USA

 
January 4, 2018
 
07:45 to 08:30Breakfast and Registration
 
 
08:30 to 10:00Parallel Sessions I
 
 
10:00 to 10:15Coffee Break
 
 
10:15 to 11:45Parallel Sessions II
 
 
11:45 to 12:00Coffee Break
 
 
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
 
 
16:15 to 17:45Parallel Sessions V
 
 
 
January 6, 2018
 
10:15 to 12:15Panel (Joint with AEA)
 
 
12:30 to 02:30Parallel Sessions ASSA I
 
 
 
January 7, 2018
 
08:00 to 10:00Parallel Sessions ASSA II
 
 
10:15 to 12:15Parallel Sessions ASSA III
 
 

 

Program Notes and Index of Sessions

Parallel Sessions I
January 4, 2018 08:30 to 10:00
 
Intra-household Decisions, Classroom 208
Market Efficiency and Asset Pricing, Classroom 109
Oil and Capital Markets, Classroom 108
Remittance and Economic Growth, Classroom 209

Parallel Sessions II
January 4, 2018 10:15 to 11:45
 
Institutions and Development, Classroom 109
Banking Sector I, Classroom 208
Natural Resources, Classroom 209
Trade and FDI in the MENA Region, Classroom 108

Parallel Sessions III
January 4, 2018 12:00 to 13:30
 
Banking Sector II, Classroom 108
Government as an Economic Agent, Classroom 209
Labor Markets, Classroom 208
Environmental economics Session I, Classroom 109

Parallel Sessions IV
January 4, 2018 14:30 to 16:00
 
Conflict , Markets, and Economic Growth, Classroom 109
Inflation and Monetary Policy, Classroom 108
Migration and Education, Classroom 208
Environmental economics Session II, Classroom 209

Parallel Sessions V
January 4, 2018 16:15 to 17:45
 
Financial Institutions and Growth
Oil, Foreign Aid, and Poverty
Business Cycles and Credit Risk
Banking Sector III

Panel (Joint with AEA)
January 6, 2018 10:15 to 12:15
 
Regional Financial Integration in MENA

Parallel Sessions ASSA I
January 6, 2018 12:30 to 02:30
 
Economics of conflict, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409

Parallel Sessions ASSA II
January 7, 2018 08:00 to 10:00
 
Education and Youth, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409

Parallel Sessions ASSA III
January 7, 2018 10:15 to 12:15
 
Employment, Migration and Inequality, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409

 

Summary of All Sessions

Click here for an index of all participants

#Date/TimeLocationTypeTitlePapers
1January 4, 2018
8:30-10:00
Classroom 208 invited Intra-household Decisions3
2January 4, 2018
8:30-10:00
Classroom 109 invited Market Efficiency and Asset Pricing2
3January 4, 2018
8:30-10:00
Classroom 108 invited Oil and Capital Markets3
4January 4, 2018
8:30-10:00
Classroom 209 invited Remittance and Economic Growth2
5January 4, 2018
10:15-11:45
Classroom 109 invited Institutions and Development1
6January 4, 2018
10:15-11:45
Classroom 208 invited Banking Sector I3
7January 4, 2018
10:15-11:45
Classroom 209 invited Natural Resources2
8January 4, 2018
10:15-11:45
Classroom 108 invited Trade and FDI in the MENA Region3
9January 4, 2018
12:00-13:30
Classroom 108 invited Banking Sector II2
10January 4, 2018
12:00-13:30
Classroom 209 invited Government as an Economic Agent3
11January 4, 2018
12:00-13:30
Classroom 208 invited Labor Markets3
12January 4, 2018
12:00-13:30
Classroom 109 invited Environmental economics Session I2
13January 4, 2018
14:30-16:00
Classroom 109 invited Conflict , Markets, and Economic Growth2
14January 4, 2018
14:30-16:00
Classroom 108 invited Inflation and Monetary Policy3
15January 4, 2018
14:30-16:00
Classroom 208 invited Migration and Education2
16January 4, 2018
14:30-16:00
Classroom 209 invited Environmental economics Session II2
17January 4, 2018
16:15-17:45
Classroom 209 invited Banking Sector III2
18January 4, 2018
16:15-17:45
Classroom 208 invited Business Cycles and Credit Risk3
19January 4, 2018
16:15-17:45
Classroom 108 invited Financial Institutions and Growth2
20January 4, 2018
16:15-17:45
Classroom 109 invited Oil, Foreign Aid, and Poverty2
21January 6, 2018
10:15-12:15
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409 invited Regional Financial Integration in MENA2
22January 6, 2018
12:30-2:30
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409 invited Economics of conflict2
23January 7, 2018
8:00-10:00
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409 invited Education and Youth3
24January 7, 2018
10:15-12:15
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409 invited Employment, Migration and Inequality4
 

24 sessions, 58 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers


 

38th MEEA/ASSA Annual Meeting

Detailed List of Sessions

 
Session 1: Market Efficiency and Asset Pricing
January 4, 2018 8:30 to 10:00
Classroom 109
 
Session Chair: Riza Demirer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsvillle
Session type: invited
 

Does oil predict momentum in emerging stock markets? Evidence from Borsa Istanbul
   presented by: Riza Demirer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsvillle
 

SYSTEMATIC RISK OF HIGHER-ORDER MOMENTS AND ASSET PRICING
   presented by: Seza Danisoglu, Middle East Technical University
 
Session 2: Intra-household Decisions
January 4, 2018 8:30 to 10:00
Classroom 208
 
Session Chair: Khusrav Gaibulloev, American University of Sharjah
Session type: invited
 

Inheritance and Fertility Decision
   presented by: Khusrav Gaibulloev, American University of Sharjah
 

Fertility Regulation Behaviour: Sequential Decisions in Tunisia
   presented by: Christophe Muller, Aix-Marseille University
 

Women Empowerment and Divorce Rates: Does Evidence Support Kuznets Curve?
   presented by: Javed Younas, American University of Sharjah
 
Session 3: Oil and Capital Markets
January 4, 2018 8:30 to 10:00
Classroom 108
 
Session Chair: Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University
Session type: invited
 

The impact of major oil, financial and uncertainty factors on sovereign CDS spreads: Evidence from GCC, oil-exporting countries and regional markets
[slides]
   presented by: Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University
 

Financial Stability and Economic Growth: Does Exporting Oil Matters?
   presented by: I-Ming Chiu, Rutgers University-Camden
 

OIL PRICES and RENEWABLE ENERGY: OIL DEPENDENT COUNTRIES
   presented by: Pınar Deniz, Marmara University
 
Session 4: Remittance and Economic Growth
January 4, 2018 8:30 to 10:00
Classroom 209
 
Session Chair: Mohamed Trabelsi, IMF
Session type: invited
 

EXTERNAL AID VERSUS REMITTANCES: WHICH WORKS BETTER: THE CASE OF A SELECTED MENA COUNTRIES
   presented by: Imad EL HAMMA, Université Côte d'Azur, GREDEG, CNRS
 

Workers’ Remittances and Financial Inclusion
   presented by: Mohamed Trabelsi, IMF
 
Session 5: Institutions and Development
January 4, 2018 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom 109
 
Session Chair: Monika Sheldon-London,
Session type: invited
 

Accountability Asset Recovery: A Leadership and Sustainability Initiative
[slides]
   presented by: Monika Sheldon-London,
 
Session 6: Banking Sector I
January 4, 2018 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom 208
 
Session Chair: Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University
Session type: invited
 

Institutional Environment and Bank Capital Ratios
   presented by: Christina Nicolas, University of Limoges
 

Funding Liquidity Risk and High Quality Liquid Assets
   presented by: Hande Ayaydin Haciomeroglu, Middle East Technical University
 

Does foreign bank penetration affect the risk of domestic banks? Evidence from emerging economies
   presented by: Ji Wu, Southwestern Univ of Fin and Econ
 
Session 7: Natural Resources
January 4, 2018 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom 209
 
Session Chair: Mahmoud Haddad, University of Tennessee-Martin
Session type: invited
 

Determinants of the Contemporary Inequality among MENA and African Countries: What are in the variation of Land and Natural Resource Ownership?
   presented by: Ece H. Guleryuz, Istanbul 29 Mayis University
 

Oil prices and Saudi firm financial soundness
   presented by: Mahmoud Haddad, University of Tennessee-Martin
 
Session 8: Trade and FDI in the MENA Region
January 4, 2018 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom 108
 
Session Chair: Chahir Zaki, Cairo University
Session type: invited
 

Revisiting the Impact of Trade Openness on Informal and Irregular Employment in Egypt
   presented by: Chahir Zaki, Cairo University
 

Standards and Market Power: Evidence from Tunisia
   presented by: Hendrik Kruse, University of Goettingen
 

The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Real Wages in Egypt: A Sectoral Empirical Analysis
   presented by: Mohamed Abed, Alexandria University
 
Session 9: Banking Sector II
January 4, 2018 12:00 to 13:30
Classroom 108
 
Session Chair: Alpay Filiztekin, Sabanci University
Session type: invited
 

BANK AFFILIATION AND DISCOUNT ON CLOSED-END EQUITY FUNDS: WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT BANKS?
   presented by: Nuray Guner, METU
 

Corporate Governance, Risk and Efficiency: Evidence from some Islamic Banks
[slides]
   presented by: Ben zeineb ghada, ihec carthage
 
Session 10: Government as an Economic Agent
January 4, 2018 12:00 to 13:30
Classroom 209
 
Session Chair: Chahir Zaki, Cairo University
Session type: invited
 

Sovereign Wealth Funds and Cross-border investment in the Arab Region
   presented by: Chahir Zaki, Cairo University
 

The Premium of Government Debt: Disentangling Safety and Liquidity
   presented by: Qizhou Xiong, Halle Institute for Economic Research
 

Targeting debt in Lebanon: A structural macro-econometric model
   presented by: Layal ICHRAKIEH, American University of Beirut- Institute of Financial Economics
 
Session 11: Labor Markets
January 4, 2018 12:00 to 13:30
Classroom 208
 
Session Chair: Rana Hendy, The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Session type: invited
 

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL TRANSFERS ON LABOR SUPPLY IN TURKEY
   presented by: Fadime Irem Dogan, Altınbaş University
 

The Effects of the Revolution on the Labor Market Aren’t Totally Negative After All! A Gender Analysis
   presented by: Rana Hendy, The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
 

Does higher productivity pay off? A firm-level analysis of earnings inequalities in Egypt
   presented by: Amr Ragab, Doha Institute
 
Session 12: Environmental economics Session I
January 4, 2018 12:00 to 13:30
Classroom 109
 
Session Chair: Nathalie HILMI, Centre Scientifique de Monaco
Session type: invited
 

Pollution Effects on Early Childhood Health and Mortality: Evidence from Egypt
   presented by: Nagwa Khordagui, UCI
 

Decoupling Economic Growth and CO2 Emissions in the MENA: Can It Really Happen?
   presented by: Nathalie HILMI, Centre Scientifique de Monaco
 
Session 13: Conflict , Markets, and Economic Growth
January 4, 2018 14:30 to 16:00
Classroom 109
 
Session Chair: Alberto Iniguez-Montiel, University of Tokyo
Session type: invited
 

Trade and conflict: Arab Maghreb Union’s countries case
   presented by: Rayhana Asmi, Université Tunis el Manar
 

Local Violence, Market Transactions and Living Standard: Disruptive Impact of the Mexican Drug War, 2000–2012
   presented by: Alberto Iniguez-Montiel, University of Tokyo
 
Session 14: Inflation and Monetary Policy
January 4, 2018 14:30 to 16:00
Classroom 108
 
Session Chair: Mohamed Abed, Alexandria University
Session type: invited
 

Inflation Targeting under Fiscal Dominance of Monetary Policy in Egypt
   presented by: Mohamed Abed, Alexandria University
 

Is the Food Price Volatility Responsible for Inflation Volatility? An Investigation for Turkey
   presented by: Kenan Lopcu, Çukurova University
 

Exchange Rate Determination under Alternative Inflation Targets: The Role of International Trade Costs versus Monetary Policy
   presented by: Renzo Alvarez, Florida International University
 
Session 15: Migration and Education
January 4, 2018 14:30 to 16:00
Classroom 208
 
Session Chair: Hisham Foad, San Diego State University
Session type: invited
 

Migration and Social Mobility in MENA: Evidence from Labor Market Panel Surveys
   presented by: Shireen Alazzawi, Santa Clara University
 

Armed Conflict, School Drop-Out, and Child Labor: Evidence from Iraq
   presented by: George Naufal, Texas A&M University
 
Session 16: Environmental economics Session II
January 4, 2018 14:30 to 16:00
Classroom 209
 
Session Chair: Pınar Deniz, Marmara University
Session type: invited
 

Market Responses to Multiple Hurricane Exposures in Florida: Evidence from Real Estate Sales Data
   presented by: fan jiang, florida international university
 

The Structure of Political and Economic Systems and Inflation
   presented by: NASR ELBAHNASAWY, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
 
Session 17: Financial Institutions and Growth
January 4, 2018 16:15 to 17:45
Classroom 108
 
Session Chair: Sami Ben Naceur, IMF
Session type: invited
 

Finance and Growth in Egypt Revisited
   presented by: Mahmoud Mohieldin, World Bank
 

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Macroeconomic and Financial Linkages
   presented by: Abdullah Al hassan, IMF
 
Session 18: Oil, Foreign Aid, and Poverty
January 4, 2018 16:15 to 17:45
Classroom 109
 
Session Chair: Shireen Alazzawi, Santa Clara University
Session type: invited
 

Did the Cost of Living Rise Faster for the Rural Poor? Evidence from Egypt
   presented by: Shireen Alazzawi, Santa Clara University
 

Does Foreign Aid Promote Economic Growth in Sudan? Evidence from ARDL Bounds Testing Analysis
   presented by: MOHAMMED ALI, University of Kassala
 
Session 19: Business Cycles and Credit Risk
January 4, 2018 16:15 to 17:45
Classroom 208
 
Session Chair: Emiliano Santoro, University of Copenhagen
Session type: invited
 

Business cycle, credit risk and macroprudentiel policy: A spectral analysis
   presented by: arafet Farroukh, FSEGT and LIEI university Tunis EL Manar
 

A nonparametric assessment of spillovers in the bank lending channel
   presented by: Arturo Lamadrid, Banco de Mexico
 

Leverage and Deepening Business Cycle Skewness
   presented by: Emiliano Santoro, University of Copenhagen
 
Session 20: Banking Sector III
January 4, 2018 16:15 to 17:45
Classroom 209
 
Session Chair: Marwa Elsherif, Helwan University
Session type: invited
 

Real Exchange Rate Misalignments and Economic Growth: Evidence from Arab Countries
   presented by: Marwa Elsherif, Helwan University
 

Financial Sector Development and Growth Volatility: Evidence from 50 Countries
   presented by: Wenjun Xue, Florida International University
 
Session 21: Regional Financial Integration in MENA
January 6, 2018 10:15 to 12:15
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409
 
Session Chair: Hassan Aly, Ohio State University
Session type: invited
 

Fiscal and monetary policy in resource-rich countries
   presented by: Raja Almarzoqi, President of the Gulf Monetary Council
 

Financial Integration in the MENA Region: A Focus on Monetary Coordination
   presented by: Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University
 
Session 22: Economics of conflict
January 6, 2018 12:30 to 2:30
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409
 
Session Chair: Jeffrey B. Nugent, University of Southern California
Session type: invited
 

Muslim Youth Unemployment and Expat Jihadism - Bored to Death?
   presented by: Marcus Marktanner, Kennesaw State University
 

Grief and Greed: A Dynamic Model of Civil War
   presented by: Raimundo Soto,
 
Session 23: Education and Youth
January 7, 2018 8:00 to 10:00
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409
 
Session Chair: Mahdi Majbouri, Babson College
Session type: invited
 

Youth Vulnerability in the MENA region: Dimensions and Determinants
   presented by: Shireen Alazzawi, Santa Clara University
 

Schooling choices response to labor market shock: evidence from a natural exper
   presented by: Ayhab Saad, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
 

Eliminating Supply: A Natural Expermient on Tertiary Education
   presented by: Mahdi Majbouri, Babson College
 
Session 24: Employment, Migration and Inequality
January 7, 2018 10:15 to 12:15
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Room 409
 
Session Chair: Mine Cinar,
Session type: invited
 

Youth Employability and Skill Mismatch in Lebanon
   presented by: Walid Marrouch, Lebanese American University
 

Child Labour among Refugees and Host Communities: Evidence from Jordan
   presented by: Rami Galal, The American University in Cairo
 

Inequality Between and Within Immigrant Groups in the United States
   presented by: Hisham Foad, San Diego State University
 

THE DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENSITY IN NORTH AFRICA: VARIATIONS IN SEARCH METHODS USED IN ALGERIA, EGYT AND TUNISIA
   presented by: Moundir Lassassi, Research Centre in Applied Economics
 

24 sessions, 58 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers
 
Index of Participants

Legend: C=chair, P=Presenter, D=Discussant
#ParticipantRoles in Conference
1Abed, MohamedP8, P14, C14
2Al hassan, AbdullahP17
3Alazzawi, ShireenP15, P18, C18, P23
4ALI, MOHAMMEDP18
5Almarzoqi, RajaP21
6Alvarez, RenzoP14
7Aly, HassanC21
8Asmi, RayhanaP13
9Ayaydin Haciomeroglu, HandeP6
10Ben Naceur, SamiC17
11Chiu, I-MingP3
12Cinar, MineC24
13Danisoglu, SezaP1
14Demirer, RizaP1, C1
15Deniz, PınarP3, C16
16Dogan, Fadime IremP11
17EL HAMMA, ImadP4
18ELBAHNASAWY, NASRP16
19Elsherif, MarwaP20, C20
20Farroukh, arafetP19
21Filiztekin, AlpayC9
22Foad, HishamC15, P24
23Gaibulloev, KhusravP2, C2
24Galal, RamiP24
25ghada, Ben zeinebP9
26Guleryuz, Ece H.P7
27Guner, NurayP9
28Haddad, MahmoudP7, C7
29Hammoudeh, ShawkatP3, C3
30Hendy, RanaP11, C11
31HILMI, NathalieP12, C12
32ICHRAKIEH, LayalP10
33Iniguez-Montiel, AlbertoP13, C13
34jiang, fanP16
35Khordagui, NagwaP12
36Kruse, HendrikP8
37Lamadrid, ArturoP19
38Lassassi, MoundirP24
39Lopcu, KenanP14
40Majbouri, MahdiP23, C23
41Marktanner, MarcusP22
42Marrouch, WalidP24
43Mohieldin, MahmoudP17
44Muller, ChristopheP2
45Naufal, GeorgeP15
46Nicolas, ChristinaP6
47Nugent, Jeffrey B.C22
48Ragab, AmrP11
49Saad, AyhabP23
50Santoro, EmilianoP19, C19
51Shahin, WassimC6, P21
52Sheldon-London, MonikaP5, C5
53Soto, RaimundoP22
54Trabelsi, MohamedP4, C4
55Wu, JiP6
56Xiong, QizhouP10
57Xue, WenjunP20
58Younas, JavedP2
59Zaki, ChahirP8, C8, P10, C10

 

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