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.
Accepted paper at "International Journal of Strategic Property Management" is Online Now!
A joint study by Farzanegan & Gholipour on "DOES REAL ESTATE TRANSPARENCY MATTER FOR FOREIGN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS?" is online!
New MAGKS Working Paper (by Farzanegan & Witthuhn)
Demographic transition and political stability: Does corruption matter?
New Publication at Entrepreneurship & Regional Development (by Farzanegan)
"Can oil-rich countries encourage entrepreneurship?" by Mohammad Reza Farzanegan is just published at Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.
German-Arab Business Relations: Chances for your Career
The first Arab-German Jour Fixe supports exchange between young academics from Germany and the Arab world and aims at establishing a sustainable network. The ...
Presentation at German Science Day for Graduates and Researchers, 15 November 2014
JProf. Dr. Mohammad Reza Farzanegan will attend and held a presentation in German Science Day for Graduates and Researchers on 15 November 2014 in Cairo.