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Welcome to Economics of the Middle East Research Group!


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Middle East Economics
Deutschhausstrasse 12
35032 Marburg


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Economics of the Middle East team
Recent Journal Publications (2015-2013)
Cover Review of Economics of the Household
Cover Journal of Policy Modeling
Cover International Journal of Strategic Property Management
Defence and Peace Economics
Cover Entrepreneurship
Cover Energy Economics
Cover Sais Review
Cover de Gruyter
Cover World Development Journal

The political re-configurations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have increased the global attention to the socio-economic dynamic of this region. The MENA region is not only well-known for its sizable natural resources but it is also experiencing a significant demographic transition which has led to one of the “largest youth cohorts” in its history:

The so-called “generation in waiting”—a generation waiting for jobs and justice. In this region, political re-configuration alone will not guarantee a smooth transfer to the long run democracy without a well-functioning economic system. Understanding and analyzing the economics of the MENA region which is a part of the professorship profile will help the local and international policy makers in their strategic decisions.

Our department broad aim is to train students on the economics of the Middle East and introducing the economics of this key region in international peer reviewed outlets by good publications.

The Department’s purpose is:

To advance through teaching and research the knowledge and understanding of the economics of the Middle East.

To contribute to the development of the economics of the Middle East field of study in Germany.

To provide high quality education so that our students achieve excellence in political economy of the Middle East and develop their core skills.

To promote and lead global public education in the field of economics of the Middle East, both in Germany and around the world.

To increase and intensify the academic exchange with leading universities and scholars in the Middle East region.

With the B.A. Oriental Studies, Specialization in Middle East Economics, the department contributes to a unique interdisciplinary study program which integrates oriental and economic studies. Subsequently, B.A. students majoring in economics are eligible to enter the Master programs of M.A. Politics and Economics of the Middle EastEconomics of the Middle East EMEA (previously M.A. Economic Change in the Arab Region) or M.A. International Development Studies.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your visit,

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reza Farzanegan

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Our new publication at CESifo DICE Report
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Last modified: 01.12.2015

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