November brief on Egypt’s economy and the year ahead

The Middle East Policy Council just posted my new bulletin on the Egyptian economy, where it stands today, and where it’s headed with the help of aid from all over the globe. Topics include Egypt’s currency, the unsustainable burden of energy subsidies, and the IMF loan package, which remains controversial but on track. Looking at other countries in the region, Egypt seems special. To date, it has received the most attention from the international community and the most foreign aid by far. The country’s economic problems are serious and complicated–and President Mursi’s government must still use this aid wisely in coordination with donors–but there is room for optimism in Egypt almost two years after Hosni Mubarak was ousted.

Read the brief, “Egypt’s Economy Looks to 2013,” at


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s