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.
The chapter on "Economy of Iran"
The chapter on "Economy of Iran" (by Mohammad R. Farzanegan and Mohammad Habibpour, CNMS) will appear in the 2015 annual regional survey, The Middle East and ...
Editorial board membership
Mohammad R. Farzanegan is selected as editorial board member of the American Journal of Economics and Business Administration.
BMZ/GIZ Public Policy Award 2014
Mohammad Reza Farzanegan (CNMS, MACIE, CESifo & ERF) and Sajjad Dizaji (Tarbiat Moddares University, Tehran/Iran) won the Public Policy Award of BMZ/GIZ for ...
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 published in the Energy ...
New exchange PhD student at our department
Mrs. Neda Seiban is examining gender and entrepreneurship related questions in Iran.