Table of contents for The Arab economies in a changing world / Marcus Noland and Howard Pack.

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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
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
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

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.