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Industrial Policy in the Middle East and North Africa: Rethinking the Role of the State

Ahmed Galal


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 policymakers intervene, and how to bring about a healthier balance between states and markets. Answers to these questions are given in six chapters based on research papers that were ... More

Keywords: state intervention, Middle East, North Africa, MENA, trade policy, tax incentives, investment, subsidized credit, government intervention, industrial policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789774160509
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774160509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ahmed Galal, editor