Development, Growth and Policy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa

45 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2004

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Tarik Yousef

Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)

Date Written: June 2004

Abstract

The September 11 terrorist attacks ignited global interest in the Middle East. Observers in the region and abroad were quick to highlight the development "deficits" in Middle Eastern countries which have been linked to everything from structural economic imbalances to deficient political systems, the curse of natural resources, and even culture and religion. This paper reviews the development history of the Middle East and North Africa region in the post-World War II era, providing a framework for understanding past outcomes, current challenges and the potential for economic and political reform.

Keywords: Development, Growth, Middle East

JEL Classification: N15, N35, O53, P16

Suggested Citation

Yousef, Tarik, Development, Growth and Policy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa (June 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=594621 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.594621

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