Macroeconomic issues and policies in the Middle East and North Africa

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Zubair Iqbal, International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund, 2001 - Business & Economics - 370 pages
This book brings together recent IMF research on how the Middle East and North African countries are grappling with various macroeconomic challenges. It rigorously analyzes policy alternatives for a range of relevant topics, including the implications of changing demographic trends for growth and unemployment, determinants of inflation, financial-sector reform and Islamic banking, fiscal sustainability in oil-dependent economies, exchange rate and trade arrangements, and impediments to foreign direct investment. The book's overall theme--self-sustaining and faster growth can be achieved through comprehensive structural reforms and closer collaboration between the region's policymakers and the international community.

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Implications
19
Determinants of Inflation in the Islamic Republic of Iran
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Financial Liberalization in Arab Countries
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