Time: Nov. 05-06, 2018

Conference location : 216, 2nd Floor, Centre Panthéon, 12 place du Panthéon 75005 Paris

Keynote Speech: Şevket Pamuk (Boğaziçi University)

Keynote Speech Location: Amphithéâtre Bachelard, Sorbonne, 54 rue Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris

Inscription for the Keynote Speech (before 02/11/2018): https://goo.gl/forms/TkTziKWGQlLc4TSL2

Monday Nov. 05, 2018

08h30-09h00: WELCOMING

09h00-09h15: OPENING

Session 1 : Population Movements

Chair : Flore Gubert (IRD)


Maleke Fourati (University of Geneva)

Danielle Hayek (UNSW Business School)

Does immigration affect Muslim behaviour? Experimental evidence comparing Lebanese immigrants and Lebanese natives

Discussant: Karine Marazyan


Güneş Aşık (TOBB University)

Şevket Pamuk (Boğaziçi University)

Ulaş Karakoç (Humboldt University)

Impact of Minority Population Movements on Regional Development and Inequality in Turkey between 1909-1965

Discussant: Sandrine Mesplé-Somps


Onur Altındag (Bentley University)

Ozan Bakisy (Bahçeşehir University)

Sandra Rozo (University of Southern California)

Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy

Discussant: Flore Gubert

10h45-11h00: BREAK

Session 2: Political Economy of Government Policies

Chair: Florence Gaub (European Institute for Security Studies)


Mounir Mahmalat (Dublin City University)

Declan Curran (Dublin City University)

Polarization, Fractionalization, and Reform: A Framework of Political Collaboration on Reform with Application to Lebanon

Discussant: Abdallah Zouache


Melani Cammett (Harvard University)

Davide Luca (GSSI, LSE)

Ernest Sergenti (World Bank, Washington DC)

Unfair play: The politics of Turkey’s central government spending under AKP rule

Discussant: Adeel Malik

12h00-13h30: LUNCH BREAK

Session 3: Industrial Policies, Cronyism and Firms’ behavior

Chair: Mohamed Ali Marouani (Paris 1)


Amanda F. Zarka (American University, Washington DC)

Bribe Payments and Firm Exports

Discussant: Joachim Jarreau


Nesma Ali (Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf)

Boris Najman (Université Paris-Est)

Cronyism, firms’ productivity and informal competition in Egypt

Discussant: Amanda F. Zarka


Michelle Marshalian (Université de Paris-Dauphine)

Mohamed Ali Marouani (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Winners and Losers in Industrial Policy 2.0: An evaluation of the impacts of the Tunisian Industrial Upgrading Program

Discussant: Bob Rijkers

15h00-15h15: BREAK

Session 4: Impact of Refugees on Neighboring countries

Chair: El Mouhoub Mouhoud (Paris-Dauphine)


Valeria Caccavo (Bocconi University)

The Effects of Legalization on the Labor Market Outcomes of Refugees: Evidence from Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Discussant: Rémi Bazillier


Nelly El-Mallakh (Paris School of Economics)

Jackline Wahba (University of Southampton)

Syrian Refugees and the Migration Dynamics of Jordanians: Moving in or moving out?

Discussant: Gilles Spielvogel


Keynote Lecture: Uneven Centuries: Observations on Economic Development in Turkey

Şevket Pamuk

Tuesday 06/11/2018

Session 5: Instability, Migration and Social mobility

Chair: Maryse Louis (FEMISE)


Mina Sami (American University of Cairo)

Mona Said (American University of Cairo)

Unexpected instability events and Internal migration: Evidence from Egypt

Discussant: Cem Ozguzel


Vladimir Hlasny (Ewha Womans University)

Shireen AlAzzawi (Santa Clara University)

Return Migration and Socioeconomic Mobility in MENA: Evidence from Labor Market Panel Surveys

Discussant: Marion Mercier


Hajer Habib (FSEG Tunis El-Manar)

Perspectives of migrants flows and remittances between Tunisia and Europe

Discussant: Anda David

10h30-10h45: BREAK

Session 6: Inequality, Poverty and Education

Chair: David Cobham (Heriot Watt University)


Rana HENDY (The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies)

Nizar JOUINI (The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies)

Assessing the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty: Evidence from the Egypt Household Expenditure Surveys

Discussant: Anne-Sophie Robilliard


Samer Hamati (School of Economics & Management Universidade do Minho)

A Consequence of a Tragedy Nowcasting Poverty Rate in Syria

Discussant: Charlotte Guenard


Mahdi Majbouri (Babson College and IZA)

Eliminating Supply: A Natural Experiment in Higher Education

Discussant: Bjorn Nilsson

12h15-14h00: LUNCH BREAK

Session 7: Competition, Institution and Corruption

Chair: Adeel Malik (Oxford University)


Raad Al-Tal (University of Aberdeen)

The influence of Corruption on Economic Growth in the Middle Eastern and North African Region; Does corruption matter?

Discussant: Cyrine Hannafi


Jala Emad Youssef (World Bank, Cairo)

Chahir Zaki (Cairo University)

A Decade of Competition Policy in Arab Countries: A De Jure and De Facto Assessment

Discussant: Adeel Malik


Islam Abdelbary (Plymouth University)

From Revolutions to Institutions: The Experience of Arab Reform and Economic Growth

Discussant: Abdallah Zouache

15h30-15h45: BREAK

Session 8: Macroeconomic Policies

Chair: Abdallah Zouache (Sciences-Po Lille)


Diaa Noureldin (American University in Cairo)

Much ado about the Egyptian pound: exchange rate misalignment and the path towards equilibrium

Discussant: David Cobham


Brahim Guizani (FSJEG Jendouba)

Agata Wierzbowska (Kobe University)

Monetary Policy in Times of Uncertainties: Evidence from Three Oil-Importing Countries (OICs) in MENA

Discussant: David Cobham

16h45-17h05: CLOSING REMARKS

Scientific Committee

David Cobham (Heriot-Watt University)

Adeel Malik (Oxford University)

Mohamed Ali Marouani (D&S, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Abdallah Zouache (Sciences Po Lille)

Organization Committee

Claire Jeannet (Chaire Maghreb, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Phuong Minh Le (D&S, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Maryse Louis (FEMISE)

Mohamed Ali Marouani (D&S, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Michelle Marshalian (DIAL, Université Paris-Dauphine)

Niandou Toure (D&S, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)