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Unhappy development : dissatisfaction with life on the eve of the Arab spring (English)

Despite progress in economic and social development in the 2000s, there was an increasing dissatisfaction with life among the population of many developing Arab countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7488 NOV 12, 2015

Arampatzi,Efstratia; Burger,Martijn; Ianchovichina,Elena; Röhricht,Tina; Veenhoven,Ruut Disclosed

Risky business : political instability and sectoral greenfield foreign direct investment in the Arab world (English)

Political instability is often alleged to undermine incentives to invest, yet empirical studies have resulted in widely varying estimates of the relationship between political instability and FDI inflows. ... See More +

Journal Article 116688 JUN 10, 2015

Burger,Martijn; Ianchovichina,Elena; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

Risky business : political instability and greenfield foreign direct investment in the Arab world (English)

Which foreign direct investments are most affected by political instability? Analysis of quarterly greenfield investment flows into countries in the Middle East and North Africa from 2003 to 2012 shows that adverse political shocks are associated with significantly reduced investment inflows in the non-resource tradable sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6716 DEC 01, 2013

Burger, Martijn; Ianchovichina, Elena; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

MENA economic and development prospects 2013 : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Brief 83725 NOV 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Burger, Martijn Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 81757 OCT 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Burger, Martijn; Cosic, Damir; Rouis, Mustapha Disclosed