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Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies

Kamiar Mohaddes, Jeffrey B. Nugent, and Hoda Selim

Abstract

This volume contributes to the literature on the Arab World in two main ways. First, the regional focus on the role of institutions and macroeconomic policies fills an enormous research gap as this has been largely understudied, mainly due to the insufficiency of informational disclosure by governments in general and especially fiscal institutions. Hence, an important contribution of this volume is to reveal more detailed information concerning problems and policies of the region’s oil exporters. Second, given the constraints hindering macroeconomic reforms in Arab oil-exporting countries, it ... More

Keywords: natural resources, oil, fiscal policies, fiscal institutions, exchange rate regimes, political economy, Arab World, oil exporters, institutions, macroeconomic policies, commodity price volatility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198822226
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198822226.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kamiar Mohaddes, editor
Janeway Fellow in Economics, University of Cambridge, UK; Research Fellow, Economic Research Forum, Egypt; Research Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, USA; Associate Researcher, Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge; Associate Fellow, USC Dornsife Institute for Economic Thought, University of Southern California, USA

Jeffrey B. Nugent, editor
Professor of Economics, University of Southern California, USA; Senior Associate, Economic Research Forum, Egypt; Research Fellow, IZA; Associate Fellow, USC Dornsife Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Southern California, USA

Hoda Selim, editor
Research Fellow, Economic Research Forum, Egypt

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1 Objectives, Issues, and Findings

Kamiar Mohaddes, Jeffrey B. Nugent, and Hoda Selim

Part I What Determines Macroeconomic Policies: Institutions or Oil Wealth?

3 Oil, Volatility, and Institutions

Amany El-Anshasy, Kamiar Mohaddes, and Jeffrey B. Nugent

Part II Which Macroeconomic Institutions Are Most Effective for Commodity Exporters?

9 Reforming Fiscal Institutions in Resource-Rich Arab Economies

Kamiar Mohaddes, Jeffrey B. Nugent, and Hoda Selim

Part III Assessment of Fiscal Institutions in Arab Commodity Exporters through a Political Economy Lens

11 Fiscal Outcomes in Bahrain

Hoda El Enbaby and Hoda Selim