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Industrial Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

Edited by Ahmed Galal

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9789774160509
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970290 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774160509.001.0001
Industrial Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

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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 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 presented at a conference held in Cairo in November 2005, and include case studies on Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, and Jordan.

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

Book.  160 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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An Empirical Analysis of Industrial Policy in Morocco in Industrial Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

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