The Saudi Arabian Economy

The Saudi Arabian Economy

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In this unique text, Mohamed Ramady develops a framework for studying fundamental challenges to the modern Saudi Arabian economy. Public and private sector topics include: - The hydrocarbon and minerals sector, including a new model of mining privatization and cooperation - The impact of small and medium sized businesses - The evolving role of "family" businesses - The growing role of women in the Saudi economy - Shifting trade patterns - The Saudi "offset" technology transfer program The author offers an analysis of key challenges facing the Saudi economy, including the potential costs and benefits of privatization, globalization, and eventual membership in the WTO. Employment, education, economic and social stability, and Saudi Arabia's place in the Gulf Cooperation Council are offered as keys to the consensus building needed to ensure the Kingdom's healthy economic future. Mohamed Ramady teaches in the Department of Finance and Economics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 154.94 x 234.95 x 29.46mm | 762.03g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 106 black & white illustrations
  • 1441937609
  • 9781441937605

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In this unique text, Mohamed Ramady develops a framework for studying fundamental challenges to the modern Saudi Arabian economy. Public and private sector topics include: . The hydrocarbon and minerals sector, including a new model of mining privatization and cooperation . The impact of small and medium sized businesses . The evolving role of "family" businesses . The growing role of women in the Saudi economy . Shifting trade patterns . The Saudi "offset" technology transfer program The author offers an analysis of key challenges facing the Saudi economy, including the potential costs and benefits of privatization, globalization, and eventual membership in the WTO. Employment, education, economic and social stability, and Saudi Arabia's place in the Gulf Cooperation Council are offered as keys to the consensus building needed to ensure the Kingdom's healthy economic future. Mohamed Ramady teaches in the Department of Finance and Economics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
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From the reviews: "...an exciting book that weaves an interesting narrative of Saudi Arabia's economic reforms, achievements and challenges...a great tool to understand complexities of the modern [Saudi] economy and to chart a wise direction for years to come. It is meticulously done and very easy to follow." (Siraj Wahab, Arab News, November 2006)
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Table of contents

Overview.- Economic Planning: History, Role and Effectiveness.- Government Finances and the Saudi Budgetary System.- SAMA and Monetary Policy.- The Financial Markets.- The Saudi Capital Market.- The Private Sector: Challenges and Opportunities.- The Kingdom's Heart: The Hydrocarbon and Minerals Sector.- Foreign Trade.- The Saudi Economic Offset Program.- Economic Liberalization: Globalization, Privatization, and Foreign Direct Investment.- Population and Demographics: Saudization and the Labor Market.- Education and Knowledge for Development.- Saudi Arabia and the GCC.- The Challenges Ahead.
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