Macroeconomic issues and policies in the Middle East and North Africa / Zubair Iqbal, editor.

Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, c2001.
ix, 370 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Middle East -- Economic conditions -- 1979-.
Middle East -- Economic policy.
Africa, North -- Economic conditions.
Africa, NOrth -- Economic policy.
Preface / Horst Köhler
Economic challenges in the Middle East and North Africa
an overview / Zubair Iqbal
pt. 1. Selected macroeconomic and financial issues. Demographic transition in the Middle East: implications for growth, employment, and housing / Pierre Dhonte, Rina Bhattacharya, and Tarik Yousef
Determinants of inflation in the Islamic Republic of Iran
a macroeconomic analysis / Olin Liu and Olumuyiwa S. Adedeji
Financial liberalization in Arab countries / Karim Nashashibi, Mohamad Elhage, and Annalisa Fedelino
Monetary operations and government debt management under Islamic banking / V. Sundararajan, David Marston, and Ghiath Shabsigh
Addendum: Recent developments in Islamic banking / Ghiath Shabsigh
Fiscal sustainability with nonrenewable resources / Nigel Chalk
pt. 2. External policies. External stability under alternative nominal exchange rate anchors: an application to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries / S. Nuri Erbaș, Zubair Iqbal, and Chera L. Sayers
Real exchange rate behavior and economic growth in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia / Ilker Domac̦ and Ghiath Shabsigh
Exchange rate unification, the equilibrium real exchange rate, and the choice of exchange rate regime: the case of the Islamic Republic of Iran / V. Sundararajan, Michel Lazare, and Sherwyn E. Williams
Addendum: Exchange system reforms in the Islamic Republic of Iran: a note on past and current experiences / Ghiath Shabsigh
Export performance and competitiveness in Arab countries / Karim Nashashibi, Ward Brown, and Annalisa Fedelino
The impact of European Union Association agreements on Mediterranean countries / Henri Ghesquiere
Addendum: Implementation of the European Union Association agreements / Daniel Hardy, Nicole Laframboise, and Edouard Martin
Estimating trade protection in Middle Eastern and North African countries / Maria-Angels Oliva.
Includes bibliographical references.
International Monetary Fund.
1589060415 (alk. paper)
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