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The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Egyptian economy has undergone several reforms since the early 1990s. However, it was not until recently that the reform process picked up speed and intensity. Key initiatives included shifting ... More


The Economic Consequences of the Suez Crisis for Egypt

Roger Owen

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter makes clear that, despite American and Soviet views about Nasser's Aswan decisions, the High Dam eventually stored enough water to save Egypt's agriculture from disaster after the ... More


The Impact of Recent Macro and Labor Market Policies on Job Creation in Egypt

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter analyzes the impact of recent macroeconomic and labor market policies on job creation in Egypt. The government undertook several reform measures to boost economic growth, increase ... More


What Drives Prices in Egypt?: An Analysis in Light of International Experience

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163036
eISBN:
9781617970344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Since 2004, economic reforms in Egypt have led to robust expansion, a healthy external position, and enhanced investor confidence. But despite these positive macroeconomic developments, inflation has ... More


The Effect of Some Recent Changes in Egyptian Monetary Policy: Measurement and Evaluation

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the effect of recent changes in the structure of the monetary policy in Egypt on the monetary system and on the performance of the economy. It is organized as follows. Section 1 ... More


Wage-Price Causality in the Egyptian Economy (1990–2005)

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in What Drives Prices in Egypt?: An Analysis in Light of International Experience

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163036
eISBN:
9781617970344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163036.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The consensus in the empirical literature is that higher wage growth does not cause higher inflation. Theory of the inflation process is caused by excess aggregate demand. It argues that expansionary ... More


Toward a More Efficient and Equitable Pension System in Egypt

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Egyptian government has recently been engaged in developing a new pension system based on a unified law. The new system aims to provide a decent pension for the elderly; achieve social security ... More


On Efficient Utilization of Egypt's Energy Resources: Oil and Natural Gas

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the topic of energy policy in Egypt on several fronts. Section 1 examines the world energy market with reasonable estimates of future prices for oil and natural gas, such that ... More


Economic Liberalization and Union Struggles in Cairo

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a discussion on the economic liberalization and union struggles in Cairo. It begins by presenting the transformation from labor opposition to public sector reform. It also deals ... More


The Impact of Reducing Energy Subsidies on Energy Intensive Industries in Egypt

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter investigates the potential impact of reducing energy subsidies in Egypt on energy-intensive industries. A partial equilibrium approach is applied to assess such a policy. Specifically, ... More


Labor Supply, Employment, and Unemployment in the Egyptian Economy, 1988–2006

Ragui Assaad

in The Egyptian Labor Market Revisited

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162480
eISBN:
9781617970313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162480.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes the trends in the working-age population, the labor force, labor force participation, unemployment, and employment in the Egyptian economy over the period 1988 to 2006. ... More


Overview

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This bok comprises chapters that were presented as research papers at a conference organized by the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES) in Cairo on November 21–22, 2006. Its purpose was ... More


An Assessment of Growth, Distribution, and Poverty in Egypt: 1990/91–2004/05

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Based on the Egyptian experience since the beginning of the 1990s to 2005, this chapter tries to explain observed growth in Egypt and to link it to the evolution of poverty over this period. It ... More


An Overview of Internal and International Migration in Egypt*

Ragui Assaad

in The Egyptian Labor Market Revisited

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162480
eISBN:
9781617970313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162480.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the most recent patterns of internal and international migration in Egypt. It specifically attempts to answer the following questions: Have the current rates and patterns of ... More


Unemployment and Youth Insertion in the Labor Market in Egypt

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Using data from the recently released Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS) of 2006, this chapter shows that there has been a decline in both the relative and absolute size of unemployment in Egypt ... More


The Welfare Effects of a Large Depreciation: the Case of Egypt 2000–2005

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Between 2000 and 2005 Egypt experienced a large nominal depreciation of the Egyptian pound, much of it concentrated around a sharp decline in early 2003. This chapter assesses the welfare ... More


Epilogue

in A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781268
eISBN:
9780804782661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781268.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This epilogue reviews political and economic developments in Egypt during the last three decades of the twentieth century. The period witnessed a massive restructuring of the Egyptian economy that ... More


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