Knowledge-Based Economic Policy Development in the Arab World

Knowledge-Based Economic Policy Development in the Arab World

Ahmed Driouchi (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 355|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5210-1
ISBN13: 9781466652101|ISBN10: 1466652101|EISBN13: 9781466652118


The Arab world is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In order to keep up with the ever-progressing and expanding developments, advancements must be made with the current systems process and procedures.

Knowledge-Based Economic Policy Development in the Arab World focuses on knowledge economy as the most important engine for economic growth and development under the globalizing world economies. This publication analyzes the major issues that constrain further access to knowledge economy in the Arab countries with comparisons in Eastern and Central European economies. Researchers, business practitioners, and academics interested in new economic and development inclusive growth policies will benefit greatly from the wide variety of discussion in this publication.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Education and Feminization of Labor Markets
  • Green Economy and Sustainability
  • Imperfections in Knowledge Adoption
  • Inclusive Growth Policies
  • New Enterprise Creation
  • New Knowledge Based Policies
  • Oil-Based Economies
  • Unemployment of Skilled Labor
  • Urbanization and Local Development

Reviews and Testimonials

Knowledge-Based Economic Policy Development in the Arab World is unique in addressing the topics of knowledge over a relatively large number of Arab countries and to a relatively large number of sub-knowledge related topics. The book is timely because of the fundamental knowledge and communication-based forces driving the globalization of the world's economy. While these forces have lifted more people from poverty than anytime in history, they also place social and economic pressures on those countries that are slow to adapt to these knowledge-based forces.

– Terry L. Roe, Director of the Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy, University of Minnesota, USA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ahmed Driouchi holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, as well as a “Doctorate –ès- Sciences” in Economics from the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine in Morocco.He is a professor of Applied Economics at Al Akhawayn University and also Dean of the Institute of Economic Analysis & Prospective Studies. His current work emphasizes the economics of knowledge for development, with focus on education, health, and poverty. His geographical area of research covers the Arab, MENA and the Mediterranean economies, with their relation to Europe. Ahmed has produced many different scientific articles and has spent several years looking at the economics of Intellectual Property Rights and Innovations. The most recent areas covered include market analysis of pharmaceuticals and patents besides theory and applications, and contribution to the migration of skilled labor. His active affiliation with FEMISE has been of great help to him in generating new ideas and innovative research outcomes.