Amal Miftah

Amal Miftah

PhD Economics

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This study compares the hedging abilities of sectoral and industry-level U.S. stock market for an investor who wants to protect a portfolio from oil price volatility dynamics. To this end, we employ a relatively new econometric model which is able to capture asymmetric volatility clustering, volatility persistence and regime shifts exhibited in the...
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The contribution of this paper is threefold: first, it introduces a new geopolitical risk index that incorporates recent geopolitical events ignored in Caldara and Iacoviello (2018)’s index. In addition to war threats and acts, terrorist threats and acts and nuclear threats, the new indicator accounts for global trade tensions, the changing fundame...
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This policy brief presents some preliminary findings of a recent research regarding the economic impact of legal immigration in terms of growth and unemployment in a large panel of European countries. It sheds some light on a useful and interesting question for policy debate by explicitly distinguishing refugee and economic category immigrants. Our...
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Both forced and voluntary migration have become one of the core concerns in the public debate in many important receiving countries as Europe over the past few years. The contemporary refugee crisis and the noticeable changes in migration trends and policies led us to reconsider the economic contribution of such inflows of migrations to European co...
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After four decades of impressive performance, China's economic expansion has begun to slow. Considering the growing China's integration in global financial markets, we examine the effect of heightened uncertainty surrounding the China's transition to the new growth model on the remaining BRICS (in particular, Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa)...
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If Tunisia is hailed as a success story with its high rankings on economic, educational, and other indicators relative to other Arab countries, the popular 2011 uprisings underscored the fragility of its main economic pillars, including those of tourism and foreign direct investment. This paper examines the economic impact of migrants’ remittances,...
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If Tunisia is hailed as a success story with its high rankings on economic, educational, and other indicators relative to other Arab countries, the popular 2011 uprisings underscored the fragility of its main economic pillars, including those of tourism and foreign direct investment. This paper examines the economic impact of migrants’ remittances,...
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If Tunisia was hailed as a success story with its high rankings in economic, educational, and other indicators compared to other Arab countries, then the 2011 popular uprisings demonstrate the need not only for political reforms, but also for major economic reforms. The Arab Spring underscores the fragility of its main economic pillars, including t...
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If Tunisia was hailed as a success story with its high rankings on economic, educational, and other indicators compared to other Arab countries, the 2011 popular uprisings demonstrate the need for political reforms but also major economic reforms. The Arab spring highlights the fragility of its main economic pillars including the tourism and the fo...
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Regardless of its progress and regional success story, the onset of the so-called “Arab Spring” unveiled economic weaknesses previously masked by economic and political stability. Nowadays, the political and social unrest underscores the fragility of the pillars of Tunisia's growth; the tourism collapsed, the dinar depreciated, the demand of export...
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Le ministère de la culture et de la communication et le secrétariat d’Etat à l’Enseignement supérieur et à la Recherche ont confié aux équipes du Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration (sous la direction de Benjamin Stora), le soin de réaliser un état des lieux de la recherche en Sciences humaines et sociales sur les migrations et les réfugi...
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The paper seeks to analyze the relationship between migrants' remittances and educational attendance in rural areas of southern Morocco. We perform a probit model to assess whether children who live in recipient households are more likely to attend school than their counterparts in other types of households. We find that the receipt of remittances...
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Instead of conducting overall stock market index analysis, this paper focuses on the reactions of sectoral equity returns (Industrials, Financials and Banks, Health care, Information Technology, Consumer goods, Materials, Oil and Gas, Telecommunications) to oil price changes in France. From a methodological perspective, this study uses a new method...
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The purpose of the paper is twofold. First, it seeks to meticulously analyze the volatility of economic growth and financial flows in the case of Morocco, i.e., remittances and Foreign Direct Investment. Second, it attempts to address the effects of these financial flows on the economic growth volatility. We provide strong evidence that remittances...
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The paper seeks to analyze the relationship between migrants' remittances and educational attendance in rural areas of southern Morocco. We perform a probit model to assess whether children who live in recipient households are more likely to attend school than their counterparts in other types of households. We find that the receipt of remittances...
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Using a nationally-representative household data set from Morocco, the present study seeks to estimate the effects of migrants’ remittances on household investments in children's human capital. Three findings emerge. First, children in remittance-receiving households are more likely to attend school and less likely to drop out compared with those i...
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Using a nationally representative household data set from Morocco, the present study seeks to estimate the effects of migrants' remittances on household investments in children's human capital. Three findings emerge. First, children in remittance-receiving households are more likely to attend school and less likely to drop out compared with those i...
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In this paper, we empirically investigate the relationship between international migration and education attainment levels. We ask whether rural children who live in households that experience migration or/and receiving remittances are more likely to complete school at a given age than children who live in non-migrant households. Higher secondary a...
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We use Moroccan data to study the determinants of international migrants’ remittances, testing the altruistic and welfare hypotheses. In particular, we analyze and assess what motivates migrants to send remittances back home. Our results lend support to the altruistic hypothesis suggesting that remittances are sent to households with low levels of...
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This article attempts to assess empirically the impact of remittances on household expenditure and relative poverty in Morocco. We apply propensity score matching methods to the 2006/2007 Moroccan Living Standards Measurement Survey. We find that migrants' remittances can improve living standards among Moroccan households and affect negatively the...
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This article attempts to assess empirically the impact of remittances on household expenditure and relative poverty in Morocco. We apply propensity score matching methods to the 2006/2007 Moroccan Living Standards Measurement Survey. We find that migrants' remittances can improve living standards among Moroccan households and affect negatively the...
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The purpose of the paper is twofold. Firstly, it attempts to analyze accurately the volatility of economic growth and financial flows (i.e. remittances and FDI) in the case of Morocco. Secondly, it tries to address the possible effects of these financial flows on the economic growth. We provide evidence that remittances are less volatile than FDI i...
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This paper examines the impact of remittances on child labor and education in recipient Moroccan households. Based on propensity-score matching methods, we find a positive effect of remittances on the investment in education. Furthermore, living in migrant households who combine school with work is clearly lower compared to the number of children f...
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Brain drain has long been an important concern particularly for a developing country like Morocco where high-skilled emigration rates are highest. The aim of this paper is to highlight the causes of migration of Moroccan students to France, to offer then some implications. To this end, we apply an ARDL Bounds testing approach and VEC Granger causal...
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In this paper, we examine the effect of migrants' remittances on poverty and inequality. The survey data were collected in Morocco, in the rural areas of the region Souss-Massa-Draa. By applying an original approach, we estimate the counterfactual income of remittance-recipient households corresponding to a hypothetical value of its average income...
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Pourquoi les migrants marocains retournent-ils chez eux ? Qui revient, quand il revient et dans quelles circonstances ?

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