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Industrial policy in the Middle East and North Africa : rethinking the role of the state

Author: Ahmed Galal; Markaz al-Miṣrī lil-Dirāsāt al-Iqtiṣādīyah.
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region use trade policy to protect certain industries, provide tax incentives to promote a particular type of investment, and make subsidized credit available to firms of a certain size. Such government intervention, known as industrial policy, is the topic of this book. The aim is to assess whether state intervention leads to net benefits to society, why  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmed Galal; Markaz al-Miṣrī lil-Dirāsāt al-Iqtiṣādīyah.
ISBN: 9789774160509 9774160509
OCLC Number: 227001778
Notes: "An Egyptian Center for Economic Studies Publication."
"Based on research papers that were presented at a conference held in Cairo in November 2005"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: ix, 142 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Comparative assessment of industrial policy in selected MENA countries: an overview --
Galal, Ahmed --
Do governments pick winners or losers? : an assessment of industrial policy in Egypt --
Gala, Ahmed & El-Megharbel, Nihal --
Incentives or compensation : government support for private investment in Turkey --
Ersel, Hasan & Filiztekin, Alpay --
An emperical analysis of industrial policy in Morocco --
Harabi, Najib --
The East Asian industrial policy experience : implications for the Middle East --
Noland, Marcus & Pack, Howard --
The political economy of industrial policy in the Middle East and North Africa --
Navli, Mustapha K. --
Keller, Jennifer --
Nassif, Claudia & Silva-Jauregui, Carlos.
Responsibility: edited by Ahmed Galal.

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Aims to assess whether state intervention leads to net benefits to society, why policymakers intervene, and how to bring about a healthier balance between states and markets. This book gives answers  Read more...

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