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.
Neue Arbeitspapiere veröffentlicht / New Working Papers published
Our recent working papers at the Middle East Economics department
New Visiting Researcher at Department
Mohammad M. Khabbazan is visiting the Middle East Economics Department in 2013/2014.
We would like to thank all of those who attended and contributed to the International Symposium "Sanctions and Iranian Political Economy:lessons and the ways ...
Auswirkungen der Sanktionen auf die Wirtschaft Irans
Veranstaltung am Centrum für Nah- und Mitteloststudien (CNMS) der Philipps-Universität Marburg zu den Auswirkungen der Sanktionen auf die Wirtschaft Irans.
Interview with JProf. Mohamamd Farzanegan
Recent Interview of FARS NEWS AGENCY (Iran) with Mohammad Reza Farzanegan on the political economy developments in Iran, especially under sanctions.