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Khalid Ikram-The Egyptian Economy. Performance Policies and Issues (1952-2000)

Khalid Ikram-The Egyptian Economy. Performance Policies and Issues (1952-2000)

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The Egyptian Economy,1952–2000
Performance Policies and Issues
Khalid Ikram
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern economies
The Egyptian Economy, 1952–2000
The Egyptian Economy 
describes developments in the Egyptian economy and exam-ines the dynamics of economic policymaking during 1952–2000. This book ana-lyzes the structural changes that occurred and the main thematic issues that policymakers confronted, in particular those relating to investment and productiv-ity, the balance of payments, external debt management, fiscal policy, the financialsector and monetary policy, the labor force and employment, and poverty. It alsodiscusses in detail the strategic and institutional issues that Egypt must address inorder to sustain rapid growth in the future. This discussion covers:BureaucracJudicial systemSystem of taxationEducation and trainingPlanning and economic managemenConstraints imposed by the availability of waterCosts of economic growth on the environment.The book has been written from the point of view of a “participant–observer,” whohas provided advice on economic policymaking both to Egyptian officials and tointernational organizations. Khalid Ikram – a former Director of the World Bank’sEgypt Department and the author of a previous book on the Egyptian economy –has interviewed many leading policymakers of the period, whose insights are dis-cussed in the text. The book benefits from access to the databases of the WorldBank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Central Bank of Egypt, and drawson studies conducted by these organizations, bilateral and multilateral aid institu-tions, and Egyptian ministries and think tanks, in addition to published sources.
Khalid Ikram
has worked within the Pakistan Government, World Bank, and morerecently as an international consultant for the UNCTAD, OECD, GTZ, and the Asian Development Bank. His main research interests include development strat-egy, policies, trade, and finance. He is the author of 
 Egypt: Economic Management in a Period of Transition 
(Johns Hopkins University Press).
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern economies
1The Egyptian Economy, 1952–2000
Performance, policies, and issues
Khalid Ikram 

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