Rabeh Morrar

Rabeh Morrar
An-Najah National University · Department of Economics

PhD

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Introduction
Rabeh Morrar received his Ph.D. in Innovation Economy from Lille 1 University for Science and Technology, Lille, France in 2011. He joined An-Najah National University, Palestine, as assistant professor in Economics and was Economics Department head, 2011 to 2015. Since 2021, Dr. Morrar has become the director of research at the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute-MAS.

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This chapter identifies the gaps and weakness in the current Palestinian entrepreneurial ecosystem, impeding the development of economically and socially responsive, inclusive, and sustainable entrepreneurship. It seeks to determine what factors are necessary to develop an inclusive and sustainable model for these forms of entrepreneurship to thriv...
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Purpose – This paper focuses on social innovation dynamics in extreme contexts where institutional volatility is deeply rooted and enduring. In other words, the authors focus their discussion on the challenges that social innovators are facing in their endeavor of solving wicked social problems within an extreme institutional environment. This rese...
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Purpose: Global lockdowns and restrictions linked to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have affected food environments and consumption patterns. Conflict-affected countries are disproportionately affected from economic and food security perspectives. In this regard, the Palestinian territories (namely West Bank and Gaza Strip), which...
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Although it might be considered one of the main vigorous distortions in the Palestinian labour market, qualification mismatch has not been studied by researchers in Palestine. We draw upon this gap using Palestinian labour force survey between 2009 and 2016. This paper therefore presents a multinomial logit model to identify the factors affecting t...
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Purpose This paper aims to study the impact of micro-level socio-economic, demographic and geographical factors on the likelihood of self-employment entry of young adults in Palestine and filling a gap in the analysis of determinants of self-employment for young adults in Palestine. Design/methodology/approach The research design is based on a mul...
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Design/methodology/approach The research design is based on a multinomial logistic (MNL) model and on the testing of seven hypotheses deriving from the review of the theoretical and empirical literature, using a micro-level longitudinal data set from the Palestinian Labour Force Surveys (PLFS) between 2009 and 2016. In the analysis, the dependent v...
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We examine the relationship between national health expenditure and its drivers to help inform resource allocation policy decisions in Palestine. We forecast health expenditures from the financing agency perspective, and examine Granger‐Causality relationships to assess implied causality between health spending and exogenous variables, using estima...
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We examine the relationship between national health expenditure and its drivers to help inform resource allocation policy decisions in Palestine. We forecast health expenditures from the financing agency perspective, and examine Granger‐Causality relationships to assess implied causality between health spending and exogenous variables, using estima...
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Purpose This paper examines the level and structure of the wage inequality between nonrefugee and refugee workers in Palestine and the extent to which such wage gap reflects any marginalization and discrimination against refugees. It also investigates how the disparities in distribution to individual worker characteristics contribute to the wage in...
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This study presents factors that encourage Palestinian NGOs to embrace financial sustainability employing modern ideologies that encompass community engagement, voluntarism, collaboration, and business-like practices in order to meet societal challenges. The study explores the reliance of Palestinian NGOs on external funds (donor-driven funds) and...
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Countries differ in terms of the effectiveness of their innovation ecosystem. The Triple Helix Model (THM) is useful in describing and analyzing the impact of the key actors in the national innovation system on the innovation performance of the industrial firms. The impact of Triple-Helix relationship on the firms’ innovativeness is measured using...
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This study analyses the causes of the Iraqi economy’s difficulties in rebuilding, provision of basic services and generally declining performance over the last decades. In contrast to accounts that lay stress on Iraq’s statist past, we argue that the sustained decline in formal institutions and human capabilities is the best explanation for Iraq’s...
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This article discusses the productivity of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector using cross-sectional data from 793 service firms in Palestine. The authors have examined the impact of ICT growth on service sector productivity in Palestine using a set of indicators for ICT including internet usage, e-commerce, networks, websites...
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This article discusses the productivity of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector using cross-sectional data from 793 service firms in Palestine. The authors have examined the impact of ICT growth on service sector productivity in Palestine using a set of indicators for ICT including internet usage, e-commerce, networks, websites...
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The rapid pace of technological developments played a key role in the previous industrial revolutions. However, the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and its embedded technology diffusion progress is expected to grow exponentially in terms of technical change and socioeconomic impact. Therefore, coping with such transformation require a h...
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In 2009, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) launched "Visiting Fellows Program (VFP)" with the view of advancing cross-border exchanges of knowledge, information, insights and expertise. Since its inception, the VFP has demonstrated that sharing thoughts and ideas through face-to-face contacts and dialogue works as a catalyst...
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This paper is one of the first to discuss service sector productivity in Palestine. We have empirically addressed the main factors that responsible for growth in productivity in the Palestinian service sector, and discussed the impact of intra-sectoral heterogeneity on the growth of productivity using a panel data provided by the Palestinian Centra...
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By using firm-level data provided by the 4th Community Innovation Survey (CIS4), this paper draws a comparison between service and manufacturing sectors with regard to innovation behavior and estimates also the relationship between innovation and economic performance in both sectors. The comparison shows that the service sector performs differently...
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Using firm-level data provided by the 4th Community Innovation Survey (CIS4), this paper measures the effect of cooperation on innovation in French service firms. It distinguishes between the effects of two types of cooperation or innovation networks (INs): public-private innovation networks and private-private innovation networks. The empirical ev...

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