EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

29 November 2019
This paper proposes a comprehensive assessment of the effect of different trade barriers (tariffs, non-tariff measures and services restrictions) on wages in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These disparities are studied in four dimensions: wage premiums, gender (males versus females…
“On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”

EuroMeSCo new paper: “On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”

12 November 2019
The EuroMeSCo network of think tanks has released a new paper entitled  “On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”. This paper is part of its activities of the project co-funded by the European Union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean called…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

21 October 2019
The political implications of the results are as follows. First, it is illusory to consider bilateral free trade agreements as capable, on their own, of increasing trade flows between the two shores and developing the agricultural sectors of the SEMCs. In fact, and given the vulnerability of…
EU Budget Support – Trends and results 2019

EU Budget Support – Trends and results 2019

18 October 2019
Based on the country context, EU budget support accompanies reforms in a variety of areas. Under the development policy, it focuses on fostering sustainable development, with the primary aim of eradicating poverty. Under the European neighbourhood policy, the EU works with its southern and eastern…
EMNES Policy Paper 011 : Labour supply, education and migration in South Mediterranean countries: policy challenges and options

EMNES Policy Paper 011 : Labour supply, education and migration in South Mediterranean countries: policy challenges and options

30 August 2019
The analysis of labour supply in South Mediterranean Countries indicates that only a package of long term policies can foster employment creation. The quality of education systems needs to be improved to deliver good employees for companies and, potentially, new entrepreneurs. Social security…
EMNES Policy Paper 008 – Global Value Chains in the euro-Mediterranean: Becoming the pillar for regional integration

EMNES Policy Paper 008 – Global Value Chains in the euro-Mediterranean: Becoming the pillar for regional integration

12 August 2019
The objective of this policy brief is to examine the status of global value chains (GVCs) on the two shores of the Mediterranean and provide some insights on how to enhance regional integration. We argue that GVCs will help firms improve their productivity, that SMEs will become more sustainable…
EMNES Policy Paper 007 – Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean Countries : How do non-tariff measures matter?

EMNES Policy Paper 007 – Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean Countries : How do non-tariff measures matter?

09 August 2019
The objective of this policy paper is twofold. First, it analyses how non-tariff measures (NTMs) became more protectionist than tariffs. Second, it provides some policy options to address NTMs in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) in order to unleash their trade potential. Recent…
EMNES Policy Paper 006 – Science, Technology and innovation as drivers for economic development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries : What role for the EU?

EMNES Policy Paper 006 – Science, Technology and innovation as drivers for economic development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries : What role for the EU?

09 August 2019
This paper provides a critical examination of the cooperation in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation between the European Union and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries. It provides an overview of the main features of this cooperation and then focuses on two of the main…
EMNES Policy Paper 004 : Policy agenda for an inclusive, job-creating financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

EMNES Policy Paper 004 : Policy agenda for an inclusive, job-creating financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

12 July 2019
Recent empirical evidence shows that financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) is lagging behind. The exclusion of a substantial part of households and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) from financial services, hampers economic development and…
EMNES Working Paper 25 – Financial development and employment: new evidence

EMNES Working Paper 25 – Financial development and employment: new evidence

01 July 2019
This paper adds to the existing literature on finance and growth, by exploring the effect of finance on the labour market, using data on 143 countries from 1995 to 2015. We also examine whether the impact of financial development on labour is significantly different prior to and after the 2008…