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Finance & Development, March 2013

Abstract
Two years ago, citizens in the Arab world—fired by their ideals and visions of a better life—ignited a social movement that inspired people around the globe. In Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen—the so-called Arab countries in transition—people embraced change, ushering in a new era. This issue of F&D looks at the difficulties of this transition, focusing on long-standing forces that shape the region’s economy and offering options for moving ahead to achieve strong, inclusive growth. • Masood Ahmed, Director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department, maps out an agenda for modernizing and diversifying the region’s economies in “Toward Prosperity for All.” • In “Freedom and Bread Go Together,” Marwan Muasher addresses the intersection of economic progress and political change. • Vali Nasr, in a Point of View column, underscores the vital role small and medium-sized enterprises play in a successful democratic transition. Elsewhere in this issue, we look at how surging oil and gas production in the United States could shake up global energy markets; the effect of uncertainty on economic growth; and Mexico’s competitiveness rebound. F&D's People in Economics series profiles Christina Romer, former chair of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers and an architect of the U.S. stimulus package; and the latest installment in our Back to Basics series explains how structural policies help to both stabilize and strengthen economies
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; DEPARTMENTS; In Brief; People in Economics; The 787 Billion Question; FEATURES; MIDDLE EAST: LOOKING AHEAD; Toward Prosperity for All: Arab countries in transition need a guiding vision for the future; Freedom and Bread Go Together: Economic reforms in the Arab world must be implemented in parallel with political change; Only Fair: Social justice must be at the foundation of Arab economic reforms; As a Matter of Finance: To help boost economic growth, Arab countries need a stable supply of funds and better access to credit
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
March 2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (60 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781475576313

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