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The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din


The Egyptian economy has undergone several reforms since the early 1990s. However, it was not until recently that the reform process picked up speed and intensity. Key initiatives included shifting to a flexible exchange rate regime, liberalizing trade, revising and reducing the tariff structure, and improving the income tax system. Plans are underway to restructure the financial sector and privatize most state-owned enterprises. This volume aims to evaluate the impact of recent reform policies and highlight priority areas for further reform at the macroeconomic and institutional levels. Topic ... More

Keywords: Egyptian economy, reforms, exchange rate, tariff structure, income tax, financial sector, state-owned enterprises, poverty reduction, monetary policy, unemployment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789774161544
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din, editor

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