Taleb Awad Warrad

Email: t.awad@ju.edu.jo

Taleb Awad WarradTaleb Awad Warrad is a Professor of International Economics and Econometrics at the Department of Business Economics – The University of Jordan. He has earned his PhD degree from Iowa State University, USA in December 1987. He served twice as Chairman for the Department of Business Economics and as Director of Economics Observatory at UoJ. He authored and published numerous processional studies and several books in international trade, econometrics and macroeconomics. He worked as senior economist for GOIC. He was awarded the Shoman Price for Young Arab Economists in 1995. He provided professional consultancy and conducted many research projects for several United Nation’s institutions including UNCTAD, WTO, World Bank and ILO. Furthermore, he has initiated and coordinated academic cooperation agreements between this University (UoJ) and several respected International Institutions including UNCTAD, WTO, DAAD, European College and most recently WIPO. In 2010, he was awarded the WTO-Chair. Currently, Processor Warrad is acting as Dean for the School of Business at the Middle East University (MEU).

Papers Published in World Economics:

Understanding the Determinants of the Gender Gap in the Economy

The gender gap has been central to discussing development policies in recent decades. It is considered one of the primary benchmarks for policymakers worldwide. This study aims to combine and highlight the primary determinants of the gender gap in four regions: North America, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, including 21 countries over the period 1990–2020. The model used is backed by economic theory and previous empirical studies to examine the interaction between the gender gap represented by the wage, labour and education gaps (on one hand) and six determinants (trade openness, economic growth, the Human Development Index, population, remittances and foreign direct investment) on the other hand. The study’s empirical findings indicate that governments should seek to remove the wage gap by being transparent, to ensure women do not receive less than men. They should also support the role of women through mentorships in business, especially in jobs classified as male-dominated, and apply skills-based assessments fairly, regardless of the gender of the employee, especially in developing countries.

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