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Recent peer-reviewed journal articles

Governing Life and the Economy: Exploring the Role of Trust in the Covid-19 Pandemic,” Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 14(1) (Spring 2021): 71–88, (with Joelle M. Abi-Rached) https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v14i1.580

Political Connections Reduce Job Creation: Firm-level Evidence from Lebanon,” Journal of Development Studies, Published online: 15 Dec 2020 (with Jamal Ibrahim Haidar)

“Does education indoctrinate?” International Journal of Educational Development 78 (2020). (with Irina Vartanova). [PDF open access]

“Insecurity and political values in the Arab world,” Democratization (2020): 1-18. (With Melani Cammett and Irina Vartanova). [PDF]

“Pyramid Capitalism: Cronyism, Regulation, and Firm Productivity in Egypt,” The Review of International Organizations 15, no. 1 (2019): 211-246. (With Philip Keefer and Marc Schiffbauer). [PDF]

“Is there a feasible soft landing for Saudi Arabia’s economy?” Oxford Energy Forum. Issue 118, June 2019.

“Debunking myth: economic values in the Arab World through the prism of opinion polls,” Middle East Development Journal 10, no.1 (2018): 31-63. (With Zafiris Tzannatos, and Tarik Akin). [PDF]

“Private banking and crony capitalism in Egypt,” Business and Politics 20, no. 3 (2018): 390-409. (With Marc Schiffbauer). [PDF]

“Preference for Democracy in the Arab World,” Politics and Governance 4, no. 4 (2016): 16-26. (With Mohamad Al-Ississ). [PDF]

“Crony Capitalism in Egypt,” Journal of Globalization and Development 5, no. 2 (2014): 177-211. (With Hamouda Chekir). [PDF]

Recent book chapters

Fiscal Sustainability, the Labor Market, and Growth in Saudi Arabia” pp. 31-53 in When Can Oil Economies Be Deemed Sustainable?, ed. Giacomo Luciani and Tom Moerenhout (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) [Open Access PDF]

“The Socio-Political Return to Education in the Arab world,” in The Political Economy of Arab Educational Reform, ed. Robert Springborg (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishing, forthcoming, 2020).

“What Future for the Private Sector in the New Middle East?”  in: Understanding the New Middle East, ed. James Gelvin (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, forthcoming, 2020).

“A Pyramid of Privilege: How Cronyism Shapes Business-State Relationship in The Middle East,” in The Routledge Handbook on the Middle East Economy, ed. Hasan Hakimian (Routledge, forthcoming, 2020). (With Izak Atiyas and Adeel Malik).

“The Middle-oil Country Curse of the Middle East,” in New Perspectives on Middle East Politics: Economy, Society and International Relations, ed. Robert Mason (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, forthcoming, 2020). (With Melani Cammett).

“Egypt’s Missing Middle and its Impact on Growth,” in The Egyptian Economy: Critical Challenges and Prospects,ed. Khalid Ikram (Routledge, forthcoming, 2020).

“The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East,” in The Middle East, ed. Ellen Lust, fifteenth edition (Singapore: CQ Press, 2019). (With Melani Cammett).

“Migration as a Bridge Between Civilizations,” in World Scientific Encyclopedia of Global Migration (World Scientific Publishers, 2019). (With Jaqueline Wahba and Michele Tuccio).

“Towards a Normalized Saudi Economy.” The Rahmaniyya Papers. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 2019.

“The Mechanics, Growth Implications, and Political Economy of Crony Capitalism in Egypt,” in Crony Capitalism in the Middle East, ed. Ishac Diwan, Adeel Malik, and Izak Atiyas (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). (With Philip Keefer and Marc Schiffbauer).

“Do Political Connections Reduce Job Creation? Evidence from Lebanon,” in Crony Capitalism in the Middle East, ed. Ishac Diwan, Adeel Malik, and Izak Atiyas (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). (With Jamal Ibrahim Haidar).

“The Future of the Private Sector in the MENA Region in an Age of Uncertainty,” in Crony Capitalism in the Middle East, ed. Ishac Diwan, Adeel Malik, and Izak Atiyas (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). [PDF]

“A Landing Strategy for Saudi Arabia,” in POMEPS Studies 33: The Politics of Rentier States in the Gulf, ed. Marc Lynch. 2019.

“The Political Effects of Changing Public Opinion in Egypt: A Story of Revolution,” in Young Generation Awakening: Economics, Society, and Policy on the Eve of the Arab Spring, ed. Sayre, E. A. and Youssef, T. M (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). [PDF]

“Regional and Global Integration of Arab Countries,” in Middle East Economies in Transition, ed. Ishac Diwan and Ahmad Galal, International Economic Association Series under the direction of Joseph Stiglitz (Palgrave, 2016). (With El Mouhoub Mouhoud). [PDF]

“The Roll-Back of the State and the Rise of Crony Capitalism,” in Middle East Economies in Transition, ed. Ishac Diwan and Ahmad Galal, International Economic Association Series under the direction of Joseph Stiglitz (Palgrave, 2016). (With Melani Cammett). [PDF]

Recent working papers

“Is Oil Wealth Good for Private Sector Development,” Mimeo, Harvard University, 2019. (With Melani Cammett and Andrew Leber). [PDF]

“The Effect of Patriarchal Culture on Women’s Labor Force Participation,” ERF Working Paper, no. 1101, 2017. (With Irina Vartanova). 

Rates of Return to Education in Twenty-Two Arab Countries: an Update and Comparison Between MENA and the Rest of the World,” ERF working paper, no. 1997, 2016. (With Zafiris Tzannatos and Joanna Abdel Ahad).

“Patterns of veiling among Muslim women,” ERF working paper, no. 995, 2016. (With Jeni Klugman). [PDF]

“Reconsidering Sectarian Governance–Lebanon’s Fault-Lines, Resilience and Possible Futures,” Harvard Middle East Initiative working paper, 2015. (With Youssef Chaitani). [PDF]

Fifty Years of Fiscal Policy in the Arab Region,” ERF working paper, no. 914, 2015. (With Tarik Akin).