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Author Bhattacharya, Rina, author

Title Constraints on growth in the MENA region / Rina Bhattacharya and Hirut Wolde
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (22 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series IMF working paper, 2227-8885 ; WP/10/30
IMF working paper ; WP/10/30
Summary In this paper we contribute to the empirical literature on growth in the MENA region by attempting to quantify the impact of the various constraints faced by local businesses highlighted by the World Bank's Business Enterprise surveys. To the best of our knowledge this dataset has not been used in any empirical analysis looking at the main constraints on growth in the MENA region. Our empirical results suggest that the key direct constraints to growth in the MENA region are difficulties in access to finance, labor skill mismatches and shortages, and electricity constraints
Notes "February 2010"--Page 2 of PDF
Title from PDF title page (IMF Web site, viewed Mar. 5, 2010)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Business enterprises -- Africa, North.
Business enterprises -- Middle East.
Economic development -- Africa, North.
Economic development -- Middle East.
Form Electronic book
Author Wolde, Hirut, author
International Monetary Fund, issuing body
ISSN 1018-5941
ISBN 1451918771