The Arab economies in a changing world / Marcus Noland and Howard Pack.

Noland, Marcus, 1959-
Washington, DC : Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2007.
xv, 350 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Arab countries -- Economic conditions.
Arab countries -- Economic policy.
Arab countries -- Politics and government.
Arab countries -- History.
Arab countries -- Social conditions.
Introduction. Addressing the challenge. Conclusion. Appendix 1A
Growth, productivity, and income. Identifying the comparators. Relative international performance. Domestic growth over time. Investment and growth. Sources of differences in growth rates. Conclusion
Welfare, happiness, and discontent. Social indicators. Happiness. Discontent. Conclusion
The demographic challenge and the role of globalization. Demographic changes. Employment generation and productivity growth. International trade performance. Capital flows. Financial-market development. Conclusion. Appendix 4A: Labor force absorption
Religion, institutions, and growth. Religious affiliation and growth across countries. Legal systems and growth. Corruption and growth. Concluding remarks
Economic policies and their effects. Policies in Arab economies. Measuring policy effects. Technology and productivity growth. Conclusion. Appendix 6A: interaction of education and technology
Attitudes, interest groups, and reform. Popular attitudes. Elite attitudes. Impediments to reform. Appendix 7A: the pew survey
Global engagement. Membership in multilateral institutions. Role of preferential arrangements. Conclusion. Appendix 8A: select regional organizations. Appendix 8B: US preferential trade arrangements with select Arab countries
Risk, credibility, and supply response. Domestic entrepreneurship. Reversing the brain drain. Role of foreign investment. Affinity, democracy, and risk. Conclusion. Appendix 9A
Authoritarianism, uncertainty, and prospects for change. Path to political reform. Implications for international exchange. Prospects for change. Appendix 10A: quantitative modeling of political regimes
Conclusion. Identifying the constraints. Designing solutions: an example. Political economy of reform. Concluding thoughts.
"April 2007."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-331) and index.
Pack, Howard.
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