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The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

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  • Espinoza, Raphael

    (Research Department, International Monetary Fund)

  • Fayad, Ghada

    (Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund)

  • Prasad, Ananthakrishnan

    (Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund)

Abstract

The economies of the Arab states of the Gulf have gone through considerable changes in the last decade, spurred by high oil prices and ambitious diversification plans. Large-scale immigration provided the labour force while capital inflows and financial development leveraged oil wealth to finance diversification. The collapse in real estate prices around the world followed by the global crisis slowed growth and raised questions on the appropriateness of what has been dubbed the 'GCC model'. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have thus far managed to leverage their large natural resource wealth to achieve economic prosperity and finance social advances, and the region also emerged as an important source of funds for the other countries in the Middle East. Nevertheless, the GCC face several challenges. Productivity growth must increase to fully reap the benefits of investment. Jobs must be created for the nationals and the growing youth population. State intervention (which is prevalent, given that oil revenues accrue to the government) must become efficient and be used to diversify and modernize the economy. In addition, the recent crisis highlighted the importance of fiscal, monetary, and financial stability policies to manage macroeconomic cycles. This book analyses these issues and combines data and econometric analysis with theoretical discussions. It concludes with a discussion of the importance of the GCC for the wider region. Contributors to this volume - Christine Lagarde

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  • Espinoza, Raphael & Fayad, Ghada & Prasad, Ananthakrishnan, 2013. "The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199683796.
  • Handle: RePEc:oxp:obooks:9780199683796
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    1. International Monetary Fund, 2015. "Kuwait; Selected Issues," IMF Staff Country Reports 15/328, International Monetary Fund.
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    3. International Monetary Fund, 2015. "Saudi Arabia; Selected Issues," IMF Staff Country Reports 15/286, International Monetary Fund.
    4. Alberto Behar, 2015. "Comparing the Employment-Output Elasticities of Expatriates and Nationals in the Gulf Cooperation Council," IMF Working Papers 15/191, International Monetary Fund.
    5. Samuel Wills, 2015. "Seven Principles for Managing Resource Wealth," OxCarre Working Papers 154, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford.
    6. Ishac Diwan & Tarik Akin, 2015. "Fifty Years of Fiscal Policy in the Arab Region," Working Papers 914, Economic Research Forum, revised May 2015.
    7. Saibal Ghosh, 2016. "Capital Buffer, Credit Risk and Liquidity Behaviour: Evidence for GCC Banks," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 58(4), pages 539-569, December.
    8. Samuel Wills, 2015. "Seven Principles for Managing Resource Wealth," Economics Series Working Papers OxCarre Research Paper 15, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
    9. Reda Cherif & Fuad Hasanov, 2014. "Soaring of the Gulf Falcons; Diversification in the GCC Oil Exporters in Seven Propositions," IMF Working Papers 14/177, International Monetary Fund.

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