Not only the ERF annual conferences provide a platform for economists and professionals in related disciplines across the region to discuss the most pressing development challenges facing the Arab world, but it also provide an avenue for the presentation and discussion of a large number of papers several parallel session.
This year’s conference dedicated its parallel sessions to address the following themes: Labor and Human Development; International Economics; Finance; Microeconomics and Sectoral Studies; Macroeconomics; Institutional Economics.
The Best Paper Awards went to:
- The Impact of Repatriates from Bulgaria on the Turkish Labor Market, by Abdurrahman Aydemir and Murat Kırdar (Labor and Human Development) – video interview
- Trade Trade Liberalization and the Skill Composition of Migrant Flows: The Case of Morocco, by Fida Karam (International Economics) – video interview
- Measuring the Damage from Financial Integration In the GCC: Lessons From the Global Crisis, by Mahmoud Haddad and Sam Hakim (Finance) – video interview
- Testing for contagion of the subprime crisis towards the Middle East and North Africa stock markets: A Markov Switching EGARCH approach, by Wajih Khallouli and Rene Sandretto (Finance)
- Residential Water Demand: a Panel Cointegration Approach and Application to Tunisia, by Younes Ben Zaied and Mohamed Salah Matoussi (Microeconomics and Sectoral Studies) – video interview
- Macroeconomic Effects Of Pension Reforms In The Context Of Ageing Populations: Overlapping Generations Model Simulations For Tunisia, by Taher Abdessalem and Houyem Chekki Cherni (Macroeconomics) – video interview
- Evaluating effectiveness of public support to business R&D in Turkey through concepts of input and output additionality, by Mehmet Teoman Pamukçu and Sinan Tandoğan (Institutional Economics) – video interview Mehmet Teoman Pamukçu and Sinan Tandoğan