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Jordan :, Selected Issues

This Selected Issues paper investigates the macroeconomic impact of the Syria crisis on Jordan. It is indicated that the crisis: (1) had an overall negative impact on measured output growth—although anecdotal evidence suggests possibly a positive impact on output in the informal sector; (2) contributed to inflationary pressures, particularly on rents; and (3) strained labor markets, mostly in the informal sector as refugees compete with locals for jobs. Although the crisis has put a strain on the external trade balance, the overall impact on the current account is not clear
Table Of Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; THE SYRIA CRISIS AS FELT IN JORDAN; A. Output; FIGURES; 1. Growth Forecasts for 2013; 2. Jordanian Informal Sector Workers and Syrian Refugees; B. Labor Markets; 3. Labor Market Outcomes; 4. Unemployment and Public Sector Employment; C. Inflation; 5. Labor Market Outcomes by Governorates; 6. Syria Crisis Impact on Inflation, 2013; D. Current Account; 7. Exports; 8. Imports; 9. Tourism Receipts; APPENDIXES; I. The Impact on Measured GDP Growth-Empirical Model; II. The Impact on Formal Labor Market Outcomes-Empirical Model; APPENDIX TABLES
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non fiction
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1 online resource (29 p.)
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