Political Stability, Austerity Measures, External Imbalance and Debt Impact on the Egyptian Economy

Bassim, Mohga (2019) Political Stability, Austerity Measures, External Imbalance and Debt Impact on the Egyptian Economy. In: Impacts of Political Instability on Economics in the MENA Region. Advances in Public Policy and Administration . IGI Global, pp. 74-102. ISBN 9781522582472

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Abstract

Economic difficulties manifested by the low GDP per Capita, high unemployment, high rates of inflation, limited sources of foreign currency, mounting internal and external debts, and high subsidies, had been facing Egypt for a long time. Despite the higher growth rates in Egypt in the first decade of the millennium, the persisting economic difficulties and political instability problems led to 2011 uprise. Against expectations, the political instability, security issues and unrest, which followed the uprise, and the world economic difficulties led to further deepening of the economic problems of Egypt due to the reduction in the limited sources of foreign currency and fragile economic structure. Egypt dependence on income from remittances, the Suez Canal and tourism as the main sources of foreign currency are inadequate. Egypt should diversify its economic activities by further engagements in the services sector, direct more effort to technological advances and increase the added-value to its products by empowering the large youth and educated population.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: North Africa - politics and government, North Africa - economic conditions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: School of Humanities > Economics and International Studies
Depositing User: Mohga Bassim
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2019 14:26
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 14:26
URI: http://bear.buckingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/414

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