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Restructuring And Economic Performance: The Experience Of The Tunisian Economy

  • Sofiane Ghali
  • Pierre Mohnen

This paper aims at identifying the sources of comparative advantage and the bottlenecks of the Tunisian economy. By using an activity analysis model and yearly data on the input-output structure and the factor endowments, the paper determines the evolution of the potential of the Tunisian economy between 1983 and 1996 and some of its key aspects that the industrial restructuring program of 1996 could improve or reinforce. The analysis sheds light on the scarcity of various types of labor, in particular of qualified labor. Cette étude cherche à identifier les sources d'avantage comparatif et les goulots d'étranglement en Tunisie. En utilisant un modèle d'analyse d'activités et des données annuelles de tableaux entrée-sortie et de dotations en facteurs, cette étude détermine l'évolution du potentiel de l'économie tunisienne entre 1983 et 1996 et les améliorations que pourrait y apporter le programme de mise-à-niveau industriel introduit en 1996. L'analyse montre aussi s'il existe des carences de différents types de main-d'?uvre, en particulier du travail qualifié.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2002
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Handle: RePEc:cir:cirwor:2002s-26
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