Publications

Working Paper
Diwan, Ishac, and Jamal Ibrahim Haidar. “Do Political Connections Reduce Job Creation? Evidence from Lebanon,” Working Paper.
Forthcoming
Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring
Diwan, Ishac, Adeel Malik, and Izak Atiyas. Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring. Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.
2019
Diwan, Ishac, and El Mouhoub Mouhoud. “« La révolte algérienne est bien dans la continuité des “printemps arabes” ».” Le Monde, 2019. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac. “The Challenge of “Normalizing” the Saudi Economy,” 2019. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac. A landing strategy for Saudi Arabia. Project on Middle East Political Science. The Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University, 2019. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac. “Algeria’s Second Arab Spring?Project Syndicate, 2019. Publisher's Version
Cammett, Melani, Ishac Diwan, and Andrew Leber. “Is Oil Wealth Good for Private Sector Development?” 2019. Publisher's Version
2018
Diwan, Ishac, Philip Keefer, and Marc Schiffbauer. “Pyramid capitalism: Cronyism, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt .” The Review of International Organizations (2018): 1–36. Publisher's Version
Inequality, Autonomy and Changein the Arab Region
Diwan, Ishac, and Djavad Salehi-Isfahani. Inequality, Autonomy and Changein the Arab Region. ESCWA, 2018. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac, and Irina Vartanova. “Does Education Indoctrinate? The Effect of Education on Political Preferences In Democracies and Autocracies,” 2018. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac, and Marc Schiffbauer. “Private banking and crony capitalism in Egypt.” Business and Politics (2018). Publisher's Version diwan_and_schiffbauer_2018.pdf
Diwan, Ishac, Zafiris Tzannatos, and Tarik Akin. “Debunking myth: economic values in the Arab Worldthrough the prism of opinion polls.” Middle East Development Journal 10, no. 1 (2018): 31-63. diwan_etal_2018_debunking_myth.pdf
2017
Diwan, Ishac. “The Middle East’s Oil-Price Problem.” Project Syndicate, 2017. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac, Michele Tuccio, and Jackline Wahba. “Diaspora Networks as a Bridge between Civilizations,” 2017. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac. “The Arab Spring and the Western Winter.” Project Syndicate, 2017. Publisher's Version
2016
Diwan, Ishac, and Marc Schiffbauer. “Private Banking and Crony Capitalism in Egypt,” 2016. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac, and Mohamad Al-Ississ. “Preference for Democracy in the Arab World.” Politics and Governance 4, no. 4 (2016). Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac. Chapter 2: Identities, Values and Civic Participation (Arab Human Development Report). UNDP, 2016.Abstract

This paper was written as Chapter 2 of the Arab Human Development
Report 2015. The Report was finalized in May 2015, but has been sitting in
the drawers of the UNDP Arab Bureau in New York ever since because of
the unease it has generated among some of the Arab ambassadors. Besides the very rich microanalysis of the state of the youth in the region, the Report ends up with a harsh judgment about Arab elites, which, in the
context of the resurgence of autocratic rule in 2005, must have appeared
especially repugnant to these officials. The opening sentence of the Report
gives a good sense of its content: “.. the youth of the region are becoming
continually more disenchanted with the ossified political power structures that marginalize them. Unless governments wake up to this blinding reality, they are going to have to deal with far more than a few extremists
…”

--finally published in December 2016.

ch2_ahdr_-_diwan.pdf
Diwan, Ishac, Philip Keefer, and Marc Schiffbauer. “Pyramid Capitalism: Cronyism, Regulation, and Firm Productivity in Egypt,” 2016. Publisher's Version diwan_keefer_schiffbauer_-_pyramid_capitalism_-_cronyism_regulation_and_firm_productivity_in_egypt_09-14-2016.pdf
Diwan, Ishac. “The Political Effects of Changing Public Opinion in Egypt: A Story of Revolution.” In Young Generation Awakening, edited by Edward A. Sayre and Tarik M. Yousef, 132-50. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016. ch07-diwan.pdf

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