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What drives prices in Egypt? [electronic resource] : an analysis in light of international experience /
edited by Hanaa Kheir-El-Din.
imprint
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2009.
description
xi, 249 p. : ill.
ISBN
9774163036, 9789774163036
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Book
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imprint
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2009.
isbn
9774163036
9789774163036
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"An Egyptian Center for Economic Studies publication."
Proceedings of a conference organized by the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES) in Cairo on Nov. 25-26, 2007.
catalogue key
8736391
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Hanaa Kheir-El-Din is the executive director and director of research of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES), a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF), and a professor of economics at Cairo University.
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Summaries
Main Description
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 a coherent and comprehensive analysis of the factors driving prices in Egypt, in an attempt to find a satisfactory balance between prices and economic growth. While Egypt is the focus of the analysis, the papers draw upon the relevant literature, and international experience, and the findings can be applied to other middle-income economies. This timely study helps to explain the complex issues facing economists and policymakers, with proposals for reform. Contributors: Hala Abou-Ali, Rania Al-Mashat, Sherine Al-Shawarby, Hala Fares, Omneia Helmy, Alaa Ibrahim, Diaa Noureldin, and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
Main Description
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 theEgyptian 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 a coherent and comprehensive analysis of the factors driving prices in Egypt, in an attempt to find a satisfactory balance between prices and economic growth. While Egypt is the focus of the analysis, the papers draw upon the relevant literature, and international experience, and thefindings can be applied to other middle-income economies. This timely study helps to explain the complex issues facing economists and policymakers, with proposals for reform. Contributors: Hala Abou-Ali, Rania Al-Mashat, Sherine Al-Shawarby, Hala Fares, Omneia Helmy, Alaa Ibrahim, Diaa Noureldin, and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: What Drives Prices in Egypt?p. 1
Great Moderation and Inflation Targeting in the Worldp. 9
Measuring Inflation in Egypt: Assessment of the CPI Accuracyp. 37
Inflation and Growth in Egypt: Is There a Threshold Effect?p. 83
Monetary Policy in Egypt: A Retrospective and Preparedness for Inflation Targetingp. 109
The Impact of Budget Deficit on Inflation in Egyptp. 143
Wage–Price Causality in the Egyptian Economy (1990–2005)p. 177
Relative Price Adjustment and Inflation Dynamics: The Case of Egyptp. 205
Indexp. 243
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