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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.
Paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Policy Modeling
The paper entitled “Marriage Crisis and Housing Costs: Empirical Evidence from Provinces of Iran” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of ...
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 ...
Paper accepted for publication in the Review of Economics of the Household
The paper entitled “Divorce and the cost of housing: Evidence from Iran” has been accepted for publication in the Review of Economics of the Household, one ...
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?