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Institutions, public and private sector partnership, and the development of strategic industry in Oman
Korea Development Institute 2009
Oman’s national development strategy envisages the development of a dynamic private sector that will undertake a leading role in the nation’s development. The strategy portrays the existence of a self-reliant private secto...
System reform of public finance for sustainable growth in the Omani economy
Korea Development Institute 2013
Omani economy, which heavily depends on depletable, mineral resources, is facing the challenge of making itself more diversified and sustainable. To achieve this goal, securing fiscal stability, improving the strategic budget resource...
Renewable Energy ‚ÄéMarket Analysis: The GCC Region
R. Ferroukhi / International Renewable Energy Agency 2016
This analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) suggests some of their highlights of best practices in policy-making, project development and financing that have begun paving the way for more sustainable energy sy...
Income level and environmental quality in the MENA countries: discussing the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis
H. M'henni; M.E.H. Arouri; A.B. Youssef / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
The relationship between environmental quality and economic growth is puzzling. This paper illustrates that according to the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis, as income increases, emissions increase as well until some thre...
Climate change policy in the MENA region: prospects, challenges, and the implication of market instruments
M.H. Babiker; M.A. Fehaid / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
Given its harsh climate and fragile ecosystems, the MENA region is vulnerable to the physical impacts of climate change; yet, given its high dependency on hydrocarbon resources, the region is also vulnerable to the impacts of climate ...
Firm level data in the ERF region: research questions, data requirements and possibilities
I. Atiyas / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
This paper presents an overview of research that is done on the basis of firm-level data, to provide some thoughts on what sort of research questions would be fruitful for the ERF region (Arab countries, Iran and Turkey) to address. ...
The impact of broadband infrastructure on economic growth in Egypt and some Arab and emerging countries
M. Badran / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
Telecommunications networks play a vital role in today’s economies. This study aims at examining the impact of broadband infrastructure on economic growth in in 22 emerging and Arab countries during the period (1998-2008). ...
Sustainable development and environmental challenges in the MENA region: accounting for the environment in the 21st century
S.L. Sakmar; M. Wackernagel; A. Galli / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
Although many of MENA’s economic challenges have been widely analysed, environmental challenges are rarely taken into consideration in the process of formulating economic policies in the region. This paper addresses the major ga...
Oil prices and stock markets: what drives what in the Gulf Corporation Council countries?
M.E.H. Arouri; C. Rault / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
In theory, the value of stock is equal to the discounted sum of expected future cash-flows, yet corporate cash-flows are affected by macroeconomic events that can be influenced by oil price variations. The present article examines the...
Corporate governance, investor protection, and firm performance in MENA countries
I. Hasan; N. Kobeissi; L. Song / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
As the MENA region is trying to improve its corporate governance, analysing the impact of certain practices is of great importance. This paper examines the relationship between firm level governance, country level governance and firm ...
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