FEMISE Research FEM34-02
Renewable Energies and Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean: Morocco and the Mediterranean Solar Plan (MSP)?
By: Alejandro Lorca & Rafael de Arce, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y AGREEM, Spain
This document deals with the basic framework regarding the deployment of Renewable Energies (RES) in Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs): the evolution and contents of the Mediterranean Solar Plan (MSP) itself in the context of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the renewable energies’ regulatory framework concerning EU and third countries cross-border green electricity exchanges established by Directive 2009/28. Finally, it analyses the role of RES in promoting energy development in MPCs.
FEMISE Research FEM34-06
The macroeconomic impact of labour liberalization and policies in MENA countries
By: Robby Nathanson, The Macro Centre for Political Economics, Israel
This paper discusses the migration from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): migration to Europe, stimulated by the hope of escaping poverty or unemployment that has continued to grow, and a growing trend of migration of youth in several MENA countries. The migrants are mostly young people, but also an increasing number of qualified people of the labour market who can not find employment in their home countries, thus increasing the need to seek work abroad. In Europe, we find the opposite trend: the population ages and the dependency ratio increases continuously. Thus it seems reasonable that the two regions, the EU as an employment-importing region, and MENA as an employment-exporting region, can benefit from an easing of restrictions on migration (Haas 2010). It is within this context that this paper investigates whether such benefits exist and how they can be quantified.
FEMISE Research FEM34-07
What Can Be Learnt from the New Economics of Emigration of Medical Doctors to the European Union: The Cases of East and Central European, Middle Eastern and North African Economies?
By: Ahmed Driouchi, Institute of Economic Analysis & Prospective Studies (IEAPS) Al Akhawayn University Ifrane Morocco
The major objective of this research is to investigate how the new economics of skilled labour migration focusing on medical doctors can provide a burst on new economic policy that can strengthen the collaboration between Northern and Southern economies. Most of the attention is devoted to the European countries with their links to EEC and MENA. The most important motivation of this investigation resides in finding out whether there are possible and feasible economic and social policies that can transform the brain-drain debate into win-win prospects of further collaboration. As the international set-up has already launched the global health system, new skilled labour migration policies as implied by the new economics of skilled labour as applied to medical doctors might generate new conditions for health gains in both Europe, EEC and MENA countries. This can be expanded to other world regions as promised by the global health system.
FEMISE Research FEM34-09
Economic outlook of the Mediterranean countries in the post global financial crisis: SMEs – SMIs Business surveys and comparative diagnoses with Algeria & Morocco
By: Sami Mouley, Université de Tunis & Rafik Baccouche, Université de Tunis, El Manar
The international economic and financial crisis distinguished by its global dimension and in particular its novel mode of contagion. In the lack of decoupling, the crisis, whose origins are confined in the chain of failures in the financial sectors of developed countries, gradually spread to the southern Mediterranean countries via several mechanisms and real transmission channels (trade, remittances and debt service), money (currency and bank credit) and financial (asset prices, external financing, interest rate spreads, decline in foreign direct and portfolio investments, volatility of exchange rates, external public debt, dwindling reserves changes and volatility of financial markets).
Note: Those documents have been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union within the context of the FEMISE program. The contents of those documents are the sole responsibility of the authors and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.