FEMISE research project : Complexification of production as a vector of economic transition and the role of short-term policies

16 April 2018
FEMISE work shows that the economic complexity of a country can be affected by the performance of its neighbours and then influenced by its own geographical position. However, this process may mask regional phenomena of divergence that must be related to the roles played by national and / or…
Job Search Intensity and the Role of Social Networks in Finding a Job in Arab Countries: A Case Study of Algeria and Jordan

Job Search Intensity and the Role of Social Networks in Finding a Job in Arab Countries: A Case Study of Algeria and Jordan

06 April 2018
Using nationally representative data from Algeria and Jordan, this paper shows that social networks are crucial in labour market intermediation in Arab countries. We make use of binary and ordered probit regressions, corrected for sample selection using the Heckman model, to investigate…
EMNES study : Financial Development and Inclusion in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

EMNES study : Financial Development and Inclusion in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

29 March 2018
The link between financial development and sustainable economic growth is complex. The academic literature published on this topic in recent years finds that financial development contributes to growth up to a certain tipping point. Beyond this tipping point, financial development would make the…
External Investment Plan

EU External Investment Plan

28 March 2018
A factsheet on the EU's External Investment Plan (EIP), which aims to encourage investment in the EU's partner countries in the EU Neighbourhood region and Africa, promoting inclusive growth, job creation and sustainable development.
FEMISE MED BRIEF no5 : Egypt and the WTO Government Procurement Agreement

FEMISE MED BRIEF no5 : Egypt and the WTO Government Procurement Agreement

27 March 2018
The fifth issue of MED BRIEF by Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim (Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics & Political Science, Cairo University), tries to answer the critical question of whether Egypt should join the WTO Government Procurement Agreement? The debates on theoretical and policy levels…
EUROMED Invest final brochure

EUROMED Invest final brochure

16 March 2018
The EUROMED Invest project published its final brochure which follows the path of 4 years of activities implemented in the service of the Mediterranean Economy development. It features the main achievements and impact reached and highlights the involvement of the European Union in the development…
FEMISE research project FEM42-10 - Inequality and inclusive growth : Are education and innovation favoring firm performance and well-being?

FEMISE research project FEM42-10 - Inequality and inclusive growth : Are education and innovation favoring firm performance and well-being?

15 March 2018
This research project includes the following 3 papers:   Returns to Vocational and University Education in Egypt Despite the substantial expansion in technical and vocational education in Egypt, the labour market lacks technical skilled workers not only in numbers but also in competences. This…
EMNES Working Paper 5

EMNES Working Paper n°5 : Growth of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) in MENA countries: constraints and success factors

08 March 2018
This study attempts to contribute to a better understanding of the main constraints/ boosters for MSME growth in selected countries of the MENA region (Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan). A multinomial logit model is used to investigate the impact of a three-fold classification of firm growth…
EMNES Working Paper 4

EMNES Working Paper n°4 : Mixed market structure, competition and market size- How does product mix respond?

08 March 2018
Assuming a double heterogeneity; within industry firm heterogeneity and within firm product heterogeneity, this paper investigates how multi-product firms respond to tougher competition and greater market size across destinations. Building a theoretical model where monopolistically competitive and…
EMNES Working Paper n°3 : Do institutions matter for informal employment in Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia ?

EMNES Working Paper n°3 : Do institutions matter for informal employment in Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia ?

28 February 2018
The paper sheds light on the role of institutions, in addition to values and individual characteristics on the likelihood of being informally employed in Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia. Using the Labour Market Panel Surveys of the three countries, in addition to the World Value Survey and the World…