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FEMISE exploring innovation boost for Southern Mediterranean economies - 02/24/2016

How to develop technologies in Middle-Eastern and North African countries? Whether it's educational reforms or the fight against corruption, improving the regional economy faces many challenges. Experts from the FEMISE and Economic Research Forum have identified several avenues that could provide new momentum through innovation. Version française

Productivity and technology: when Egyptian businesses hold the keys to the export market - 10/19/2015 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

Mohamed Chaffai, Professor at the faculty of Economics and Management at Sfax University in Tunisia, is co-author of a study on the manufacturing sector in Egypt: “What role does technology play in a company’s capacity to export?” He presented a preview of the results of his work on 6th October 2015 at the first international seminar on “business and globalisation” organised in Aix-en-Provence by Femise, CERDI, AMU, AMSE and Greqam (*). Version française

Should one consider companies with political connections as national or private entities? - 10/14/2015 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

Privileges, corruption, favouritism… On October 6th 2015, Professor Ishac Diwan, lecturer at Paris School of Economics, presented an analysis of the impact of these phenomena on productivity in Egyptian businesses. Version française

Egypt – Better access to banks for top SMEs - 10/05/2015 - Laeticia Moreni

The report entitled "Business and SMEs' access to financing: is there a link?" drawn up by Hala El-Said, Mahmoud Al-Said and Shahir Zaki underlines that, despite the banking reforms initiated in Egypt in 2004, SMEs' access to sufficient and appropriate financing remains limited. This represents a handicap for them in international markets, with only 6% of SMEs exporting their products or services. Version française

Institut de la Méditerranée and FEMISE pointers for revitalizing the Tunisian economy - 07/24/2015 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

Invest in innovation, overhaul the Tunisian education system and vocational training, improve the banking system and build new infrastructure… According to the economists of the Institut de la Méditerranée (Marseille and Tunis) and the FEMISE, boosting the Tunisian economy requires activating a number levers. Version française

Structural changes, the foundation of economic development in the Mediterranean - 05/26/2015 - Frédéric Dubessy

To ensure its economic development and improve overall productivity, a country must commit to a strategy that reallocates resources linked, or not, to an industrial policy. A study by Femise analyses the scope of these structural changes in four countries, namely Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey. Version française

How remittances improve living conditions - 02/16/2015 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

Migrants’ remittances contribute to improving the living conditions and level of education of recipient families. A study on the impact of short-term migration with an in-depth analysis of the cases of Algeria and Morocco was carried out by FEMISE economists. Version française
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