41st MEEA/ASSA Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

 
January 3, 2021
 
TimeLocationEvent
 
17:00 to 19:00To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
ASSA I, To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
 
 
19:15 to 21:15To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
ASSA II, To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
 
 
 
January 4, 2021
 
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17:00 to 19:00To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
ASSA III, To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
 
 
 
January 5, 2021
 
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17:00 to 19:00To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
ASSA IV, To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
 
 
 
January 6, 2021
 
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17:00 to 18:30see below January 6, Block I
 
 
19:00 to 20:30 January 6, Block II
 
 
21:00 to 22:30 January 6, Block III
 
 
 
January 7, 2021
 
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17:00 to 18:30 January 7, Block I
 
 
19:00 to 20:30see below January 7, Block II
 
 
21:00 to 22:30 January 7, Block III
 
 

 

Program Notes and Index of Sessions

ASSA I
Location: To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
January 3, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
 
Conflict
 
All times are Beirut/Cairo times.

ASSA II
Location: To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
January 3, 2021 19:15 to 21:15
 
Policy Session: Debt Sustainability and Financial Stability in MENA Countries
 
All times are Beirut/Cairo times.

ASSA III
Location: To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
January 4, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
 
Oil Prices
 
All times are Beirut/Cairo times.

ASSA IV
Location: To Be Announced by ASSA - Please see the program on their website
January 5, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
 
Environmental Issues in MENA
 
All times are Beirut/Cairo times.

January 6, Block I
Locations: click on each session to see location
January 6, 2021 17:00 to 18:30
 
Finance and Financial Markets I
Trade and International Economics
 
All times are Beirut/Cairo times.

January 6, Block II
January 6, 2021 19:00 to 20:30
 
Economics of the Firm
Entrepreneurship and FDI
 
All times are Beirut/Cairo times.

January 6, Block III
January 6, 2021 21:00 to 22:30
 
Migration and Economics of the Household
Disasters and Pandemics
 
All times are Beirut/Cairo times.

January 7, Block I
January 7, 2021 17:00 to 18:30
 
Finance and Financial Markets II
Economics of the Household
 
All times are Beirut/Cairo times.

January 7, Block II
Locations: click on each session to see location
January 7, 2021 19:00 to 20:30
 
Labor Markets, Income and Inequality
Business Cycles, Monetary and Fiscal Policy
 
All times are Beirut/Cairo times.

January 7, Block III
January 7, 2021 21:00 to 22:30
 
Institutions and Political Economy
 
All times are Beirut/Cairo times.

 

Summary of All Sessions

Click here for an index of all participants

#Date/TimeTypeTitle/LocationPapers
1January 3, 2021
17:00-19:00
invited Conflict3
2January 3, 2021
19:15-21:15
invited Policy Session: Debt Sustainability and Financial Stability in MENA Countries4
3January 4, 2021
17:00-19:00
invited Oil Prices3
4January 5, 2021
17:00-19:00
invited Environmental Issues in MENA3
5January 6, 2021
17:00-18:30
invited Finance and Financial Markets I2
6January 6, 2021
17:00-18:30
invited Trade and International Economics4
7January 6, 2021
19:00-20:30
invited Economics of the Firm3
8January 6, 2021
19:00-20:30
invited Entrepreneurship and FDI4
9January 6, 2021
21:00-22:30
invited Disasters and Pandemics1
10January 6, 2021
21:00-22:30
invited Migration and Economics of the Household4
11January 7, 2021
17:00-18:30
invited Economics of the Household3
12January 7, 2021
17:00-18:30
invited Finance and Financial Markets II4
13January 7, 2021
19:00-20:30
invited Business Cycles, Monetary and Fiscal Policy3
14January 7, 2021
19:00-20:30
invited Labor Markets, Income and Inequality3
15January 7, 2021
21:00-22:30
invited Institutions and Political Economy3
 

15 sessions, 47 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers


 

41st MEEA/ASSA Annual Meeting

Detailed List of Sessions

 
Session 1: Conflict
January 3, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
 
Session Chair: Marcus Marktanner, Kennesaw State University
Session type: invited
 

Conflict and Entrepreneurship in the MENA: Five Issues
By Frank Gunter; Lehigh University
   presented by: Frank Gunter, Lehigh University
 

Palestinian Firms’ Status and Employment under the Israeli Security Regime: Evidence from Establishment Censuses
By Shireen Alazzawi; Santa Clara University
Vladimir Hlasny; UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
   presented by: Vladimir Hlasny, EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY
 

Dying for Sex? – Exploring the Relationship between Male Youth Unemployment, Unmarriedness, and Foreign Fighters
By Marcus Marktanner; Kennesaw State University
Moamen Gouda; Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Shimaa Hanafy; Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
   presented by: Marcus Marktanner, Kennesaw State University
 
Session 2: Policy Session: Debt Sustainability and Financial Stability in MENA Countries
January 3, 2021 19:15 to 21:15
 
Session Chair: Riza Demirer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsvillle
Session type: invited
 

The social sustainability of public debt in the framework of MENA countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey
By Wissem AJILI BEN YOUSSEF; Eslsca Paris Business School
Hassan (Henri) AYOUB; Lebanese University
   presented by: Wissem AJILI BEN YOUSSEF, Eslsca Paris Business School
 

Terrorism, military expenditure and public debt: a comparative analysis between SSA, MENA and Latin America & Caribbean countries
By INES TROJETTE; ESPI PARIS
Doslalo Millogo; University of Norbert-Zongo
   presented by: INES TROJETTE, ESPI PARIS
 

Concentration of Wealth and the Scope for a Solidarity Tax in the Arab Region
By Khalid Abu-Ismail; UN
Vladimir Hlasny; EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY
   presented by: Khalid Abu-Ismail, UN
 

Debt Sustainability and Financial stability in Lebanon
By Wassim Shahin; Lebanese American University
   presented by: Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University
 
Session 3: Oil Prices
January 4, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
 
Session Chair: Mahmoud Mohieldin, United Nations
Session type: invited
 

What Drive Oil price Jumps ? Looking Beyond the Averages
By Shawkat Hammoudeh; Drexel University
   presented by: Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University
 

The Future of oil and Fiscal Sustainability in Algeria: What should be done in the ‘new normal’ era of low oil prices
By mohamed BENBOUZIANE; Tlemcen University
abderrahim chibi; Tlemcen university
Sidi Mohamed Chekouri; University of Tlemcen
   presented by: mohamed BENBOUZIANE, Tlemcen University
 

Oil prices and Financial Stress Index: An Investigation of MENA Countries
By Leila Dagher; American University of Beirut
   presented by: Leila Dagher, American University of Beirut
 
Session 4: Environmental Issues in MENA
January 5, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
 
Session Chair: Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University
Session type: invited
 

Hedonic Housing Prices and Environmental Quality in Lebanon
By Walid Marrouch; Lebanese American University
Nagham Sayour; Lebanese American University
   presented by: Walid Marrouch, Lebanese American University
 

Carbon Dioxide emissions, renewable and non-renewable energy consumption and economic growth in the Middle East countries with PVAR approach
By mahnaz rabiei; Islamic azad university - south Tehran Branch
   presented by: mahnaz rabiei, Islamic azad university - south Tehran Branch
 

The impacts of ecological and socio-economic risks on the fisheries in the Mediterranean region.
By Mine Cinar; Université Loyola de Chicago
Shekoofeh Farahmand; University of Isfahan
Juliette Gilloteaux; Centre Scientifique de Monaco
Nathalie HILMI; Centre Scientifique de Monaco
Alain SAFA; SKILL PARTNERS
   presented by: Nathalie HILMI, Centre Scientifique de Monaco
 
Session 5: Finance and Financial Markets I
January 6, 2021 17:00 to 18:30
 
Session Chair: Wassim Shahin, Lebanese American University
Session type: invited
 

Financial Intermediation and the Macroeconomy: an experiment
By Maria Bigoni; University of Bologna
Gabriele Camera; Chapman University
Marco Casari; University of Bologna and CASBS, Stanford University
   presented by: Marco Casari, University of Bologna and CASBS, Stanford University
 

Currency excess returns and time-varying risk aversion
By Riza Demirer; Southern Illinois University Edwardsvillle
   presented by: Riza Demirer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsvillle
 
Session 6: Trade and International Economics
January 6, 2021 17:00 to 18:30
 
Session Chair: Chahir Zaki, Cairo University
Session type: invited
 

On Women Participation and Empowerment in International Trade: Impact on Trade Margins in the MENA region
By Fida Karam; Gulf University for Science and Technology
Chahir Zaki; Cairo University
   presented by: Chahir Zaki, Cairo University
 

Effects of Trade Shocks on Turkish Local Labor Markets
By Peter Egger; ETH Zurich
Pinar Kaynak; KOF ETH Zurich
Benedikt Zoller-Rydzek; ZHAW
   presented by: Pinar Kaynak, KOF ETH Zurich
 

The impact of the Trade Facilitation Agreement on the Arab Magherb Union’s regional integration.
By Sara ALLALI; University Mohammed V of Rabat - Morocco
   presented by: Sara ALLALI, University Mohammed V of Rabat - Morocco
 

On the Political Economy of Trade Agreements: A De Jure and De Facto Analysis of Institutions
By Asmaa Ezzat; Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University
Chahir Zaki; Cairo University
   presented by: Asmaa Ezzat, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University
 
Session 7: Economics of the Firm
January 6, 2021 19:00 to 20:30
 
Session Chair: Mahdi Majbouri, Babson College
Session type: invited
 

Cities and Corruption:How Does Firm Location Affect Bribe Experience of Firms in the MENA Region and Elsewhere?
By Rajeev Goel; Illinois State University
Umad Mazhar; Lahore University of Management Sciences
Serdar Sayan; TOBB Univ. of Economics and Technology
   presented by: Serdar Sayan, TOBB Univ. of Economics and Technology
 

Labor-Capital substitution in production: Evidence from the Enterprise Survey.
By Salim Araji; United Nations
   presented by: Salim Araji, United Nations
 

Relational governance, organizational unlearning and learning: Implications for performance
By Volkan Yeniaras; American University of Sharjah
Ilker Kaya; American University of Sharjah
   presented by: Ilker Kaya, American University of Sharjah
 
Session 8: Entrepreneurship and FDI
January 6, 2021 19:00 to 20:30
 
Session Chair: Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University
Session type: invited
 

Entrepreneurial Finance in Qatar: New and Traditional Sources of Financing for Small, Startup and Entrepreneurship Businesses
By Anas Bakri; Qatar University
Mohammed elgammal; Qatar University
Ahmed Mahrous; Qatar University
AlDana AlJanahi; Qatar University
Razn Jadee; Qatar University
Tamader AlAbdullah; Qatar University
Tasbeeh Nasr; Qatar University
   presented by: Ahmed Mahrous, Qatar University
 

The impact of political institutions on the attractiveness of FDI by sector in the MENA region: a threshold effect
By INES TROJETTE; ESPI PARIS
Salem Sebbar; UNECA (United Economic Commission for Africa)
   presented by: Salem Sebbar, UNECA (United Economic Commission for Africa)
 

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND CORRUPTION IN EGYPT: A CO-INTEGRATION ANALYSIS
By Eman Moustafa; AfDB
   presented by: Eman Moustafa, AfDB
 

Foreign direct investment and financial openness in the MENA region: a propensity score matching
By INES TROJETTE; ESPI PARIS
Doslalo Millogo; University of Norbert-Zongo
   presented by: INES TROJETTE, ESPI PARIS
 
Session 9: Disasters and Pandemics
January 6, 2021 21:00 to 22:30
 
Session Chair: Rahel Schomaker, CUAS Villach and German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer
Session type: invited
 

Can preparedness change the game? Mitigating health effects of epidemic and pandemic disasters
By Mahmoud Mohieldin; United Nations
Amira El-Shal; African Development Bank
Eman Moustafa; AfDB
   presented by: Eman Moustafa, AfDB
 
Session 10: Migration and Economics of the Household
January 6, 2021 21:00 to 22:30
 
Session Chair: Marcus Marktanner, Kennesaw State University
Session type: invited
 

Civicness drain
By Moti Michaeli; University of Haifa
Marco Casari; University of Bologna and CASBS, Stanford University
Andrea Ichino; European University Intitute
Maria De Paola; University of Calabria
Ginevra Marandola; Bologna University
Vincenzo Scoppa; University of Calabria
   presented by: Marco Casari, University of Bologna and CASBS, Stanford University
 

Syrian Refugee Inflow and Illegal Electricity Consumption in Turkey
By Pinar Derin Gure; Middle East Technical University
   presented by: Pinar Derin Gure, Middle East Technical University
 

Are user fees in health care always evil? Evidence from family planning, maternal and child health services
By Amira El-Shal; African Development Bank
Patricia Cubi-Molla; Office of Health Economics
Mireia Jofre-Bonet; City, University of London
   presented by: Amira El-Shal, African Development Bank
 

The price of silence: Marriage transfers and women’s attitude toward intimate partner violence
By Suzanna Khalifa; Aix Marseille School of Economics
   presented by: Suzanna Khalifa, Aix Marseille School of Economics
 
Session 11: Economics of the Household
January 7, 2021 17:00 to 18:30
 
Session Chair: Nathalie HILMI, Centre Scientifique de Monaco
Session type: invited
 

Education and Intergenerational Mobility in Arab Countries
By IMAD EL HAMMA; Mohammed V University in Rabat
Farid ECHCHARFI; Moulay Ismail University Meknès
   presented by: IMAD EL HAMMA, Mohammed V University in Rabat
 

Financial Inclusion and Women’s Bargaining Power
By Javed Younas; American University of Sharjah
   presented by: Javed Younas, American University of Sharjah
 

Determinants of Private Saving in Egypt
By Heba Talla Emam; faculty of Economics and Political
   presented by: Heba Talla Emam, faculty of Economics and Political
 
Session 12: Finance and Financial Markets II
January 7, 2021 17:00 to 18:30
 
Session Chair: Mine Cinar, Université Loyola de Chicago
Session type: invited
 

From Market Efficiency to Bahavioral Finance: An econometric analysis to the Exchange rate Market in the GCC countries
By Meriem Boumerzak; University of Tlemcen
Ikram Boumerzak; University of Mascara
   presented by: Meriem Boumerzak, University of Tlemcen
 

Beyond the Digital Dividends: Fintech and Extreme Poverty in the Middle East and Africa
By Noha Emara; Rutgers
Mahmoud Mohieldin; Cairo University
   presented by: Noha Emara, Rutgers
 

Financial Inclusion and the Informal Sector
By Noha Emara; Rutgers
Freddy Rojas; Bay Atlantic University
Mohamed Trabelsi; IMF
   presented by: Freddy Rojas, Bay Atlantic University
 

An analysis of Dutch disease on non-oil stock returns in Iran
By Ali NEZHADMOHAMMADALARLOGH; Islamic Azad university Science and research Tehran
   presented by: Ali NEZHADMOHAMMADALARLOGH, Islamic Azad university Science and research Tehran
 
Session 13: Business Cycles, Monetary and Fiscal Policy
January 7, 2021 19:00 to 20:30
 
Session Chair: Mohamed Trabelsi, IMF
Session type: invited
 

Asymmetric Behavior of Monetary Policy: An Augmented Taylor Rule for Turkey
By Kenan Lopcu; Çukurova University
Ali KARATAŞ; Çukurova University
Sanlı ATEŞ; Çukurova University
   presented by: Kenan Lopcu, Çukurova University
 

Competition and Relative Price Variability: Cross Country Evidence
By Diaa Noureldin; American University in Cairo
Jala Youssef; World Bank, Cairo Office
Chahir Zaki; Cairo University
   presented by: Chahir Zaki, Cairo University
 

Public expenditure on education and inequality in Morocco: an estimation from a computable general equilibrium model
By IMAD EL HAMMA; Mohammed V University in Rabat
echechrfi farid; Universite moulay ismail meknes
   presented by: IMAD EL HAMMA, Mohammed V University in Rabat
 
Session 14: Labor Markets, Income and Inequality
January 7, 2021 19:00 to 20:30
 
Session Chair: Hassan Aly, Ohio State University and Nile University
Session type: invited
 

Gender Gap and Digital Divide in the COVID-19 Era: An Empirical Assessment on Emerging Market and Developing Economies
By Mahmoud Mohieldin; Faculty of Economics and Political Science- Cairo University and United Nations
Racha Ramadan; Faculty of Economics & Political Science- Cairo University
   presented by: Racha Ramadan, Faculty of Economics & Political Science- Cairo University
 

Bottom incomes and the measurement of poverty and inequality
By Vladimir Hlasny; UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Lidia Ceriani; Georgetown University
Paolo Verme; The World Bank
   presented by: Vladimir Hlasny, EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY
 

Youth Unemployment and Discouraged Workers effects In Maghreb countries (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia)
By Moundir Lassassi; Research Centre in Applied Economics
Lylia Sami; higher school of managment and Digital Economy /Laboratory studies and research on digital economy
   presented by: Moundir Lassassi, Research Centre in Applied Economics
 
Session 15: Institutions and Political Economy
January 7, 2021 21:00 to 22:30
 
Session Chair: Mahmoud Mohieldin, United Nations
Session type: invited
 

The Political Economy of Resource Abundance and War: An Empirical Examination
By Farah Al Shami; Arab Reform Initiative
Mahmoud Arayssi; Lebanese American University
Walid Marrouch; Lebanese American University
   presented by: Farah Al Shami, Arab Reform Initiative
 

Redefining the social contract in the wake of the Arab Spring: The experiences of Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia
By Amirah El-Haddad; German Development Institute (DIE) & Dept. of Economics, FEPS, Cairo Uni
   presented by: Amirah El-Haddad, German Development Institute (DIE) & Dept. of Economics, FEPS, Cairo Uni
 

Accountability Asset Recovery: A Leadership & Sustainability Initiative - Receivership Is NOT Releasership
By Monika Sheldon-London; Alpha FTS
   presented by: Monika Sheldon-London, Alpha FTS
 

15 sessions, 47 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers
 
Index of Participants

Legend: C=chair, P=Presenter, D=Discussant
#ParticipantRoles in Conference
1Abu-Ismail, KhalidP2
2AJILI BEN YOUSSEF, WissemP2
3Al Shami, FarahP15
4ALLALI, SaraP6
5Aly, HassanC14
6Araji, SalimP7
7BENBOUZIANE, mohamedP3
8Boumerzak, MeriemP12
9Casari, MarcoP5, P10
10Cinar, MineC12
11Dagher, LeilaP3
12Demirer, RizaC2, P5
13Derin Gure, PinarP10
14EL HAMMA, IMADP11, P13
15El-Haddad, AmirahP15
16El-Shal, AmiraP10
17Emam, Heba TallaP11
18Emara, NohaP12
19Ezzat, AsmaaP6
20Gunter, FrankP1
21Hammoudeh, ShawkatP3, C4, C8
22HILMI, NathalieP4, C11
23Hlasny, VladimirP1, P14
24Kaya, IlkerP7
25Kaynak, PinarP6
26Khalifa, SuzannaP10
27Lassassi, MoundirP14
28Lopcu, KenanP13
29Mahrous, AhmedP8
30Majbouri, MahdiC7
31Marktanner, MarcusP1, C1, C10
32Marrouch, WalidP4
33Mohieldin, MahmoudC3, C15
34Moustafa, EmanP8, P9
35NEZHADMOHAMMADALARLOGH, AliP12
36rabiei, mahnazP4
37Ramadan, RachaP14
38Rojas, FreddyP12
39Sayan, SerdarP7
40Schomaker, RahelC9
41Sebbar, SalemP8
42Shahin, WassimP2, C5
43Sheldon-London, MonikaP15
44Trabelsi, MohamedC13
45TROJETTE, INESP2, P8
46Younas, JavedP11
47Zaki, ChahirP6, C6, P13

 

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