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The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) is a network of partners and associates research institutions and think tanks working on socio-economics in the Euro-Mediterranean.

Russia’s Arms Exports to the MENA Region: Trends and Drivers - 11/04/2019

Published in april 2019. Written by Alexandra Kuimova The Policy Brief begins by outlining Russia’s growing interest in the MENA region. It identifies both the strategy and motivations driving Russia’s arms exports, and equally to the region, and the demand for arms by MENA countries.

Labour supply, education and migration in south mediterranean countries - 06/03/2019

Publié en juin 2019. Rédigé par Cinzia Alcidi, Nadzeya Laurentsyeva The analysis of labour supply in South Mediterranean Countries indicates that only a package of long term policies can foster employment creation. The quality of education systems needs to be improved to deliver good employees for companies and, potentially,...

Financial Development and Employment: New Evidence - 05/02/2019

May 2019. Written by Rym Ayadi, Sami Ben Naceur, Mohamed Goaied This paper adds to the existing literature on finance and growth, by exploring the effect of finance on the labour market, using data on 143 countries from 1995 to 2015. We also examine whether the impact of financial development on labour is significantly...

Over education Tunisian labour market: Characteristics and Determinants - 04/21/2019

April 2019. Written by Wajdi Kthiri This study analyses the incidence and determinants of over-education amongst workers graduating from Tunisian universities.

Innovante nascent and early stage entrepreneurship in the southern mediterranean – evidence on Jordan and Morocco - 04/19/2019

April 2019. Written by Serena Sandri, Nooh Ashyab, Elyas Azzioui This study builds on the result of in-depth interviews conducted over a sample of 72 innovative nascent and early stage entrepreneurs in Jordan and Morocco and, herewith, provides an overview of the main characteristics of innovative startups and young ventures in...

Descriptive analysis of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt from a start-up perspective : challenges ans opportunities - 04/17/2019

April 2019. Written by Heba Zaki, Nahed Zeini The purpose of this paper is to present a descriptive analysis of start-ups in Egypt and the related ecosystem, relying on a unique survey. This is the first survey that aims to provide useful and insightful data specifically about Egyptian start-ups. The study aims to explore...

Youth Unemployment in Algeria and Discouraged Workers effects - 02/06/2019

February 2019. Written by Felix Appler, Moundir Lassassi This work asks whether the unemployment rate in Algeria should be calculated to also include young people who say they want to work but have not recently searched for a job, especially regarding labour market policies that are meant to appease a young population.

The Tunisian Integration into Global Value Chains: The role of offshore regime & FDI - 02/02/2019

February 2019. Written by Iheb Sammoud, Souad Dhaoui This paper focuses on the study of Tunisia’s integration into the global value chains (GVCs) and the role of the offshore regime and foreign direct investment (FDI) in this process.

Female Labour Force Participation and Entrepreneurship: The Missing Pillar for Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Development in MENA? - 11/01/2018

Published in November 2018. Written by Rym Ayadi and Rim Mouelhi Despite substantial investment in women’s education in the MENA region and a significant increase in their educational attainment, women’s labour force participation remains very low. In 2017, Women’s Labour Force Participation (LFP) was averaging 21% in the MENA...

Employment Diagnostic Demand Side Analysis: Application for Tunisia - 10/24/2018

October 2018. Written by Sarra Ben Slimane, Moez Ben Tahar The present study offers an employment diagnostic analysis of Tunisia from the demand side. It goes on to address the determinants of demand for supply and cost of labour. The study will span micro and macro aspects of job creation and proposes an inquiry into a...
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