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CBE 1st Forum for Research in Economics & Finance Program

08:30 to 09:00 Welcome & Breakfast
09:00 to 09:40 Dr. Mohamed Belkhir

Paper: “Political Risk & the Cost of Capital in the MENA Region”  
Co-authors: Narjess Boubakri & Jocelyn Grira

09:40 to 10:20 Dr. Wasseem Mina

Paper: “Social Cohesion and Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from FDI
Flows to Middle Income Countries”
10:20 to 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 to 11:10 Guest Speaker: Dr. Emin Gahramanov, American Univ. of Sharjah

Paper: “Can high discount rates increase capital accumulation?”
Co-authors: James Feigenbaum & Xueli Tang
Discussant: Dr. Osama Sweidan

11:10 to 11:50 Dr. Mrittika Shamsuddin

Paper: “Long-run Effects of Education Policies in Bangladesh”
11:50 to 12:30 Dr. Jocelyn Grira
Paper: “Islamic Banks &  Political Risk: International Evidence”
Co-authors: Mohamed Belkhir, M.Kabir Hassan, and Issouf Soumare
12:30 to 13:30 Lunch
Nov 8, 2016