Welcome to the Department of Middle East Economics!
Deutschhausstraße 1235032 Marburg
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Our team works on research questions in the fields of Political Economy (in particular, the political economy of natural resources and the resource curse), Public Finance (e.g., shadow economy and smuggling), Applied Macroeconomics (e.g., foreign direct investment, oil price shocks) and Labor Economics (e.g., labor market rigidities, public-private sector wage differentials). We mainly focus on empirical research, using econometric tools to investigate Middle East & North Africa (MENA) related political economy questions. Our team provides an extensive institutional and technical knowledge on selected MENA countries such as Iran, Egypt and Morocco.
Our teaching agenda includes courses in political economy of the MENA region at the Bachelor and the Master level as well as several other seminars on different topics such as economics of natural resources, demographic transition and economic growth, globalization and trade for the MENA region.With the B.A. Oriental Studies, Specialization in Middle East Economics, the department contributes to a unique interdisciplinary study program which integrates oriental and economic studies. Subsequently, B.A. students majoring in economics are eligible to enter the Master programs of M.A. Politics and Economics of the Middle East, M.A. Economic Change in the Arab Region ( Economics of the Middle East from fall 2013) or M.A. International Development Studies.
We kindly welcome all interested students! For further information do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Majid Taghavi talks about "Terrorism Dilemma and MENA: A Public Choice Approach"
in CNMS, Deutschhausstraße 12, Room 01A03, 6th June 2013, 10:00-12:00 h
Noten der Wiederholungsklausur
Die Noten der Wiederholungsklausur von "Introduction to middle east economics"
Registration are still possible
A registration for seminar "Islamic Banking and Finance: Economics, Law and Practice" and "MENA labour markets: Old challenges and new pressures" is still ...
Introduction of new Master’s program: 'Economics of the Middle East' (EMEA)
The previous ECAR (Economic Change in the Arab Region) Master programme is being revised.
Paper accepted for publication in the "Energy Economics" (January 2013)
The paper „Hold Your Breath: A New Index of Air Pollution” by Mohammad Reza Farzanegan, CNMS, (joint work with Andreas Buehn, Netherlands) is accepted for ...