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DRAFT CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Dimensions of the Challenge 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Addressing the challenge Chapter 2 Growth, Productivity, and Welfare 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Identifying the Comparators 2.2a Natural Resources and Physical Capital 2.2b Human Capital 2.3 Relative International Performance 2.4 Domestic Growth Over time 2.5 Investment and Growth 2.6 Sources of Differences in Growth Rates Conclusion Chapter 3 Welfare, Happiness, and Discontent 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Social Indicators 3.3 Happiness 3.4 Discontent 3.5 Conclusion Chapter 4 Dimensions of the Challenge 4.1 What are the perceived problems? 4.2 Demographic Changes 4.3 Employment Generation and Productivity Growth 4.4 International Trade Performance 4.4.a Dimensions of the Problem 4.5 Foreign Direct Investment and Financial Inflows 4.6 Oil rents, aid, and remittances 4.7 Financial Market Development 4.7a Explanations of limited globalization 4.7b Some Effects of Lack of Globalization 4.8 Conclusions Chapter 5: Obstacles to, and Enablers of, Development 5.1 Institutions and the Influence of Islam 5.1.a Religious Affiliation and Growth Across Countries 5.1.b Religion and Institutions 5.1.c Legal Systems and Growth 5.1.d Corruption and Growth 5.2 Evolving Understanding of development policy 5.3 Policies and their effects 5.4 An Alternate View of the Determinants of Productivity Growth Chapter 6 Policy Levers and Constraints 6.1 Internal Constraints to Reform 6.2 The External Policy Dimension 6.3 The role of preferential agreements 6.3a Intra-Arab Agreements 6.3b Club Med 6.3c Preferential Agreements with the US 6.4 Conclusion Chapter 7 Risk, Credibility, and Supply Response 7.1 Domestic Entrepreneurship 7.2 Reversing the Brain Drain 7.2a Arabs in North America 7.2b Arabs in Europe 7.3 The Role of Foreign Investment 7.4 Asian Experiences with Diaspora and Foreign Entrepreneurs 7.5 Affinity, Democracy, and Risk Conclusions Chapter 8 Authoritarianism, Uncertainty, and Prospects for Change The Political Economy of Reform 8.3 Implications for International Exchange 8.4 Prospects for Change Chapter 9 Conclusions 10.1 Defining the problem 10.2 Designing Solutions 10.3 The Political Economy of Reform References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Arab countries -- Economic conditions.
Arab countries -- Economic policy.
Arab countries -- Politics and government.
Arab countries -- History.
Arab countries -- Social conditions.