The Policies of Economic Reforms in some Arab Countries: what is the aim? What has been achieved?


AbstractThis study explains the concept of economic reforms embodied in a group of bundles of economic policies suggested by International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank that they have their effect on countries of the world. They comprise the policy of short term economic stabilization including deflationary policies of controlling demand which is aimed by IMF, as well as, the long term policies of structural adjustment including policies designed to increase aggregate supply goods and services which are demanded by the World Bank. This represents the aims of economic reforms. This study tries to test the effects of economic reforms on three economic variables, economic growth, poverty, and current account. The study refers to three Arab countries, Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia. It represents the sample of this study which applies the economic reforms. The aim of this study is to know the effect of these policies on the economic growth, poverty, and current account in the sample study. The research concluded many results and proposals