• Corruption and Economic Development 

      Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami; Saha, Shrabani ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      Corruption is believed to be widespread and it adversely affects countries at different intervals, in different degrees. Corruption scandals show that bribes are commonplace and that even societies that are supposedly free ...
    • Corruption in Africa: What role does ICT diffusion play 

      Sassi, Seifallah; Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami ( Elsevier Ltd , 2017 , Article)
      This paper assesses the determinants of corruption in Africa and focuses on the effect of ICT diffusion on corruption. Using a sample of 47 African countries over the period from 1996 to 2014, empirical findings provide ...
    • The Credit–Growth Nexus: New Evidence from Developing and Developed Countries 

      Seifallah, Sassi; Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami ( John Wiley & Sons Ltd. , 2014 , Article)
      The purpose of this paper is to assess the relationship between credit market development and economic growth for a heterogeneous panel of 20 developing and developed countries with varied growth experiences. The empirical ...
    • Economic development in the middle east and North Africa: Challenges and prospects 

      Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book)
      Using cases on individual countries, Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa offers diverse theoretical and empirical evidence on a variety of issues facing policymakers, investors, and other stakeholders ...
    • FDI in the Middle Eastern and North African Countries 

      Anyanwu, John C.; Yaméogo, Nadège Désirée; Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      Foreign direct investment (FDI), which may be flow or stock, represents the investment of foreign assets into domestic structures, equipment, and organizations. The parent multinational corporations (MNCs) may use vertical, ...
    • The Finance-Growth Nexus: Which Factors Can Interfere? 

      Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami; Samargandi, Nahla; Sohag, Kazi ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      The financial sector's role in economic growth is heavily contested by economists. Some argue that economic growth is not caused by finance, but that it responds to changing demands, while others argue the positive effect ...
    • The finance-growth nexus: Which factors can interfere? 

      Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami; Samargandi, Nahla; Sohag, Kazi ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      The financial sector's role in economic growth is heavily contested by economists. Some argue that economic growth is not caused by finance, but that it responds to changing demands, while others argue the positive effect ...
    • The Inflation-Central Bank Independence Nexus: Where Do MENA Countries Stand? 

      Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami; Farvaque, Etienne; Hayat, Muhammad Azmat ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      Inflation and its dynamics have been always capturing the attention of economic scholars and policymakers worldwide. Numerous theories in economic literature tried to define the concept of inflation by suggesting different ...
    • The inflation-central bank independence nexus: Where do MENA countries stand? 

      Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami; Farvaque, Etienne; Hayat, Muhammad Azmat ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      Inflation and its dynamics have been always capturing the attention of economic scholars and policymakers worldwide. Numerous theories in economic literature tried to define the concept of inflation by suggesting different ...
    • The Middle East and North Africa: Cursed by Natural Resources? 

      Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami; Cockx, Lara; Francken, Nathalie ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      The relationship between natural resource wealth and economic growth has been extensively studied. As opposed to basic intuition, the results of several empirical studies suggest that vast natural capital endowments don't ...
    • The middle east and North Africa: Cursed by natural resources? 

      Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami; Cockx, Lara; Francken, Nathalie ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      Using cases on individual countries, Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa offers diverse theoretical and empirical evidence on a variety of issues facing policymakers, investors, and other stakeholders ...
    • The role of ICT adoption in curbing corruption in developing countries 

      Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami; Sassi, Seifallah ( Springer International Publishing , 2017 , Book chapter)
      Corruption is regarded as a major problem impeding development potentialities, and curbing it is a leading challenge for developing countries. This chapter assesses the possibilities of ICT adoption as a powerful tool for ...
    • The Role of Institutions in Economic Development 

      Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami; Krammer, Sorin M. S. ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      Despite the global liberalization of trade, financial and technological flows, there still are tremendous disparities in terms of income per capita and growth rates across countries (Hall and Jones, 1999). Among the plethora ...
    • Trade Diversification and Intra-Regional Trade in North Africa 

      Verdier-Chouchane, Audrey; Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami; Karagueuzian, Charlotte ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      Examination of the growth phases in developed and in developing countries and their involvement in international trade shows the importance of trade policies in these countries. In recent decades, many developing countries ...
    • Workers Remittances and Economic Development: Which Role for Education? 

      Maïga, Eugenie W. H.; Baliamoune-Lutz, Mina; Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      In the past decades, international remittance inflows have significantly increased in developing nations. Their importance is being acknowledged due to their scale and growth, which makes them stand out on an aggregate and ...
    • Workers remittances and economic development: Which role for education? 

      Ma�ga, Eugenie W.H.; Baliamoune-Lutz, Mina; Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      In the past decades, international remittance inflows have significantly increased in developing nations. Their importance is being acknowledged due to their scale and growth, which makes them stand out on an aggregate and ...
    • Workers’ Remittances and Economic Growth in MENA Countries: The Role of Financial Development 

      Maïga, Eugenie W. H.; Baliamoune-Lutz, Mina; Ben Ali, Mohamed Sami ( Springer , 2020 , Book chapter)
      In this article, we examine the role of financial development as a channel through which migrants’ remittances could affect economic growth in selected countries of the MENA region.