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Mike Dorsey's Analysis of Egypt's Economy and Competitiveness

Egypt's Competitiveness

This paper evaluates Egypt’s relative inability to compete in the world economy. With 61 million inhabitants, its recent rapid population growth has neutralized the benefits to be derived from increases in national income during that same period. Comprising roughly 1% of the world’s population of 5.9 billion, this country fails to come even close to one percent of its total production. Consequently, much of the country suffers from poverty and high unemployment, despite some genuine effort to expand the domestic economy in order to reduce these challenges to domestic stability. (more)

World Trade

Naturally, the three regions with the strongest world economies, North America, Europe, and Asia, also dominate international trade. This paper is a study of some relevant details of world trade during 2002, focusing on where trade is going, what types of products it includes, who exactly is buying and selling, and where Egypt fits in. What is surprising is the extent of the disparity in participation in international trade between the few, wealthier countries and the many lesser-developed nations. (more)

Egypt in World Economy

This paper discusses Egypt’s participation in the world economy, specifically in areas of services and business growth. In doing so, it analyzes a book published by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which deals with developing countries’ activity in the international economy. In recent years, we have seen a worldwide shift toward value added services as an important source of national income. In order to understand Egypt’s prospects for future economic growth, it is important to understand its performance and opportunities in these areas. (more)

OECD and the Digital Divide

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an international body that harnesses dialogue and research as tools for its ultimate goal of helping countries make progress in an increasingly globalized economy. One of its areas of concern is bridging the Digital Divide, which is the remarkable technological disparity that exists between the have’s and the have-not’s of today's world economy. The OECD has analyzed this situation extensively and based on their research, this paper discusses the extent of the divide, some challenges of bridging the gap, and some possible solutions that are particularly interesting. (more)

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