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What Drives Prices in Egypt?
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What Drives Prices in Egypt?: An Analysis in Light of International Experience

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

Abstract

Since 2004, economic reforms in Egypt have led to robust expansion, a healthy external position, and enhanced investor confidence. But despite these positive macroeconomic developments, inflation has been steadily rising. Does fiscal policy threaten price stability? Does wage growth in the Egyptian economy lead price inflation, or is it the reverse? In this volume, these and other questions are examined by contributors who participated in a conference held in Cairo in late 2007. Here is an analysis of the factors driving prices in Egypt, in an attempt to find a satisfactory balance between pri ... More

Keywords: Egypt, economic reforms, wage growth, prices, macroeconomic developments, inflation, fiscal policy, price stability, Egyptian economy, middle-income economies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789774163036
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774163036.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din, editor