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…
Supporting People Striving for Democracy: European Endowment for Democracy annual report 2017

Supporting People Striving for Democracy: European Endowment for Democracy annual report 2017

01 March 2018
The European Endowment for Democracy's annual report provides an overview of the different political environments in which the EED operates - from transitional and restrictive environments, to authoritarian regimes and conflict situations. It looks at the respective challenges that each of those…
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…
EMNES Working Paper 2

EMNES Working Paper n°2 : Do environment regulations matter for EU-MENA trade ?

28 February 2018
This study examines the impact of environmental regulation stringency on agricultural trade between the European Union (EU) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA countries). Using a gravity model and applying the Zero Inflated Poisson (ZIP) model, we estimate the impact of environmental regulation…
EuroMeSCo Series: The Geopolitics of Violent Extremism – The case of Sinai

EuroMeSCo Series: The Geopolitics of Violent Extremism – The case of Sinai

08 February 2018
After the fall of Mubarak in 2011, the Sinai peninsula has experienced a deep political and securitarian crisis, which gradually evolved from a local struggle for autonomy to a new frontier of jihadi extremism, gathering an array of violent groups with objectives and modus operandi similar to al-…
Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Best Practice Catalogue

Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Best Practice Catalogue

07 February 2018
After almost a year of implementation, MADRE releases its Best Practice Catalogue on urban and peri-urban agriculture. Developed by ANIMA Investment Network, it highlights the best practices identified in the 6 metropolises associated with the project, in terms of farmers' innovation, social…
MEDREG Regulatory Outlook

MEDREG Energy Regulatory Outlook 2017

02 February 2018
Based on data collected from 20 Mediterranean energy regulatory authorities and ministries, the Energy Regulatory Outlook presents the status of energy regulation in the Mediterranean Basin and aims to provide a complete overview about how the national energy sectors are ruled, ranging from…
FEMISE research paper : Labour market policies and informality in Algeria

FEMISE research paper : Labour market policies and informality in Algeria

29 January 2018
The report reviews the labour market policy mechanisms implemented by the Algerian government in 2008 and assesses their impact upon informality -informal employment and the informal sector, using data from household employment surveys conducted by the National Statistical Office (ONS) from 1997 to…
Imposing Middle East Peace : Why EU Member States should recognise Palestine

Imposing Middle East Peace : Why EU Member States should recognise Palestine

26 January 2018
In late 2017, US President Donald Trump broke long-standing US policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in contravention to international consensus and law. His “ultimate deal” has in the meantime become infamous in international media,…
FEMISE Research Paper – FDI in MENA: Impact of political and trade liberalisation process

FEMISE Research Paper – FDI in MENA: Impact of political and trade liberalisation process

15 January 2018
This study focuses on FDI in Middle East and North African countries (MENA). To this end, we use data for greenfield investments from FDI Markets that contains information about the number and volume of projects by source and destination countries all over the world for the period 2003-2012. In a…