Welcome to the Chair of Middle East Economics in Marburg!
Middle East Economics
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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.
Open Position at Department
Research and Teaching Assistant (PhD Position) at the Middle East Economics Department
New Working Paper on Iran Sanctions
"Effect of Oil Sanctions on the Macroeconomic and Household Welfare in Iran: New Evidence from a CGE Model" by Mohammad R Farzanegan, Mohammad ...
Visiting Professor from Tehran University at Department
++Prof. Pooya Alaedini, Visiting Professor from Tehran University (9th Feb-31 March) at our Department!
New Publication in the Journal of Policy Modeling
The paper entitled “Marriage crisis and housing costs: Empirical evidence from provinces of Iran” has been published in the Journal of Policy Modeling. The ...
In the list of the 100 Social Sciences and Economics articles written by Germany-based authors
The paper "The effects of oil price shocks on the Iranian economy" co-authored by Mohmmad Reza Farzanegan and Gunther Markwardt (2009) is among ScienceDirect ...