Institute of Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies


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Al Akhawayn IEAPS Winner at the FEMISE 2015 International Competition

Al Akhawayn IEAPS Winner at the FEMISE 2015 International Competition among fourteen eligible proposals for this 2015 round under the General theme of Transition and Modernization of the South Med countries. Following their evaluation, the Selection committee selected seven proposals for funding in the context of the FEMISE-European Commission contract on: “Support to economic research, studies and dialogue of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership”.

The seven selected proposals include 12 different FEMISE Affiliates from 9 different EU-Med countries (4 from the north and 5 from the south) and with the participation of more than 30 researchers from the Mediterranean.

FEM41-01, Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility of Women Educational Attainment and Inclusive Policies in the Arab CountriesIEAPS, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco in collaboration with The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

The objective of this research is to analyze inequality and intergenerational mobility of women educational attainment in Arab countries with comparisons to Central and Eastern European economies. The results and outcomes of this research are devoted to the enrichment of economic and social policies in Arab countries on the role of female inclusion in the society.

Drafts of the research papers will be presented in the forthcoming FEMISE Annual Conference (early 2016).

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Dr. Ahmed Driouchi, Dean of Al Akhawayn’s IEAPS wrote a newspaper article on “How Cognitive Biases Hamper Success,” in l’Economiste, on Nov. 10, 2015.

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Ahmed Driouchi on New Health Technologies and Health Workforce in Developing Economies

Professor of Economics and Dean of Al Akhawayn IEAPS, Dr. Ahmed Driouchi, published a new paper entitled “New Health Technologies and Health Workforce in Developing Economies.”

The paper focuses on the importance of human health resources in relation to current and future trends in health. It is based on syntheses of reports, publications and economic development processes related to the increasing needs for skilled human resources in health systems that are under both high demand but also under the requirements of new health technologies. A special emphasis is placed on developing countries where series of constraints could lead to limit the provision of access to health care under shortage of skilled labor. The human resources related risks at both levels of developed and developing economies are also discussed even though emergent and developed countries have generated new instruments to limit the negative effects of these constraints. Finally, if the expansion of access to new health technologies could be achieved within the world global health system framework, requirements of increasingly needed human resources and skills are shown.

MPRA Paper n° 67775, Posted 9 November 2015

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