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, Economics of Arab Spring, Democratization, and Demographic Transition in the Middle East), Public Finance (e.g., Islamic Finance, Shadow Economy and Smuggling), Applied Macroeconomics (e.g., Globalization and Economic Liberalization in the Middle East) 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 Morocc
We kindly welcome all interested students! For further information do not hesitate to contact us.
New publication in the Energy Economics
Mohammad R Farzanegan (joint with M. Raeisian Parvari) paper entitled "Iranian-Oil-Free Zone and International Oil Prices" is now accepted for publication in ...
New exchange PhD student at our department
Mrs. Neda Seiban is examining gender and entrepreneurship related questions in Iran.
Visiting Researcher from Qafqaz University - Center for Socio-Economic Research (Baku-Azerbaijan)
Middle East Economics in CNMS hosts a visiting researcher from Qafqaz University - Center for Socio-Economic Research (Baku-Azerbaijan).
Talk of Dr. Mehdi Khalaji at the CNMS
Mehdi Khalaji, a Qom-trained Shiite theologian, and a senior fellow at The Washington Institute had a talk on Iran’s Nuclear Program and International ...
Featured Paper: Rents and Revolution
Political power and resource rents go hand in hand. Rents and corruption go hand in hand. Rents and political instability go hand in hand. Really? It depends, ...