Anti-Inflation Policy Array in Egypt

1 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2008

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Abdel-Hameed Nawar

New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics; Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Political Science - Cairo University

Date Written: April 1, 2008

Abstract

This paper discusses and analyzes the case of Egypt in recent time periods since the turn of the new millennium in combating inflation. The results show that sources of inflation include cost-push, demand-pull, power pricing, and imported inflation. The overall significance of the anti-inflation policy array seems to vary due to coordination failure among various policies. The analysis provides results to policymakers in Egypt as well as lessons on how economies can successfully adjust to inflationary pressures under reform.

Keywords: Cost-push, demand-pull, power pricing, imported inflation, inflation-targeting

JEL Classification: C43, C81, C13, E31, L16

Suggested Citation

Nawar, Abdel-Hameed, Anti-Inflation Policy Array in Egypt (April 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1115642 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1115642

Abdel-Hameed Nawar (Contact Author)

New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics ( email )

269 Mercer Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
United States

Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Political Science - Cairo University ( email )

Cairo University
Giza, 12613
Egypt

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