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An Analysis of OPEC's Strategic Actions, US Shale Growth and the 2014 Oil Price Crash

Author/Editor: Alberto Behar, Robert A Ritz.

Release Date:July, 2016

In November 2014, OPEC announced a new strategy geared towards improving its market share. Oil-market analysts interpreted this as an attempt to squeeze higher-cost producers including US more...



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External Adjustment in Oil Exporters : The Role of Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate

Author/Editor: Alberto Behar, Armand Fouejieu.

Release Date:June, 2016

After the decline in oil prices, many oil exporters face the need to improve their external balances. Special characteristics of oil exporters make the exchange rate an ineffective instrument for more...



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Comparing the Employment-Output Elasticities of Expatriates and Nationals in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Author/Editor: Alberto Behar.

Release Date:August, 2015

We estimate the elasticity of private-sector employment to non-oil GDP in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for GCC nationals and expatriates using a Seemingly Unrelated Error Correction (SUREC) more...



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Saudi Arabia : Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Strong Growth

Author/Editor: Ahmed I Al-Darwish, Naif Alghaith, Alberto Behar, Tim Callen, Pragyan Deb, Amgad Hegazy, Padamja Khandelwal, Malika Pant, Haonan Qu.

Release Date:March, 2015

Saudi Arabia: Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Strong Growth more...



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Export Spillovers from Global Shocks for the Middle East and Central Asia

Author/Editor: Alberto Behar, Jaime Espinosa-Bowen.

Release Date:May, 2014

This paper quantifies the effect of realized and potential global growth disappointments on export volumes from the Middle East, North Africa, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Estimates of export more...



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Does Public-Sector Employment Fully Crowd Out Private-Sector Employment?

Author/Editor: Alberto Behar, Junghwan Mok.

Release Date:June, 2013

We quantify the extent to which public-sector employment crowds out private-sector employment using specially assembled datasets for a large cross-section of developing and advanced countries, and more...



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The Endogenous Skill Bias of Technical Change and Inequality in Developing Countries

Author/Editor: Alberto Behar.

Release Date:February, 2013

This paper draws on existing empirical literature and an original theoretical model to argue that globalization and skill supply affect the extent to which technology adoption in developing countries more...



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Trade Flows, Multilateral Resistance, and Firm Heterogeneity

Author/Editor: Alberto Behar, Benjamin D Nelson.

Release Date:December, 2012

We present a gravity model that accounts for multilateral resistance, firm heterogeneity and country-selection into trade, while accommodating asymmetries in trade flows. A new equation for the more...



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