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The Egyptian Economy
Structural Transformation and Growth in the Middle East

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ISBN 9781138652040
August 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines over half a century of economic policy in Egypt through an assessment of the extent to which it has achieved the structural transformation which comes with growth. In particular, the book asks whether economic development in Egypt has been marked by successful industrialization shifting over time to high-productivity sectors.

In tracing Egypt’s industrial development since 1952, the book considers the state of structural transformation and diversification of the Egyptian economy, the extent to which industrial policy was a success, and whether it structurally transformed the economy. The book also assesses what policy makers in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East can learn from the past, in order to ensure sustained economic growth in the future.

Table of Contents

1. Egyptian Industrial Policy 2. Structural Transformation 3. Trends in Light and Medium Manufacturing Industries 4. The Controversial Threesome: Industrial Policy, Dutch Disease and Political Economy 5. Conclusion: Breaking the Shackles

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Amirah El-Haddad is Associate Professor in the Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences (FEPS), Cairo University, Egypt.