Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

2000 Proceedings of the Middle East Economic Association

Selected condensed papers presented in the 20th annual meeting of MEEA in conjunction with Allied Social Sciences Association in
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., January 7-9, 2000
Full papers can be requested from the authors.

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Presentation of the articles in the Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies was made possible by a limited license granted to Loyola University Chicago and Middle East Economics Association from the authors who have retained all copyrights in the articles. The articles in this volume shall be cited as follows: (authors/title)Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies, electronic journal, Volume 2, Middle East Economic Association and Loyola University Chicago, September, 2000.

ISSN: 2334-282X

Editor and Publisher of Electronic Journal
E. Mine Cinar, Loyola University Chicago

Research Associate
Elif Bohurler-Akosman, Loyola University Chicago

Editorial Advisory Board for Volume 2
Parvin Alizadeh, London Guildhall University
Sohrab Behdad, Denison University
Simel Esim, IDRC
Fatemeh Moghadam, Hofstra University
Jeffrey Nugent, University of Southern California
Jennifer Olmsted, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Bulent Uyar, University of Northern Iowa
Tariq Yousef, Georgetown University

Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies - Volume 2
Models of Economic and Financial Crises
Roberto S. Mariano,University of Pennsylvania,
Bulent N. Gultekin,University of Pennsylvania,
Suleyman Ozmucur,University of Pennsylvania,
Tayyeb Shabbir,University of Pennsylvania
Underwriter Reputation and Short-Run IPO Returns: A Re-evaluation for an Emerging Market
Nuray Guner, Middle East Technical University, Zeynep Onder
Zeynep Onder, Bilkent University
Seza Danisoglu Rhoades, Middle East Technical University
Prices and Real Wages in the Middle East, 1469 to 1914
Sevket Pamuk, Bogazici University
Institutional Reform and Efficiency of the Budget Process: A Case Study of Morocco
Cherkaoui Mouna, University Mohamed V
Budgetary Institutions in Turkey
Izak Atiyas, Sabanci University
Serif Sayin, The World Bank
Equilibrium Level of the Real Exchange Rate and the Duration and Magnitude of the Misalignments for Turkey
C. Emre Alper, Bogazici University
Ismail Saglam, Bogazici University
Determinants of Technological Activities in Turkishanufacturing Industries: A Microeconometric Analysis
Teoman Pamukcu, University of Brussels
PMC de Boer, Erasmus University
Decomposition of Income Inequality: Evidence from Turkey
Jacques Silber, Bar-Ilan University
Süleyman Ozmucur, University of Pennsylvania

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