Comparative Economic Performance in Islamist-Governed Countries

Plenary session 2 - "Comparative Economic Performance in Islamist-Governed Countries"

Plenary session 2 – “Comparative Economic Performance in Islamist-Governed Countries”

Following up on yesterday’s discussions on The Causes of the Arab Uprisings and the Rationale for the Rise of Islamist Parties to Power, the focus of the second plenary session of the ERF’s 19th Annual Conference today was on the economic performance in Islamist-governed countries.

Mustapha Nabli (Former Governor, Central Bank of Tunisia & ERF)

Mustapha Nabli (Former Governor, Central Bank of Tunisia & ERF)

Chaired by Mustapha Nabil (Former Governor, Central Bank of Tunisia and ERF), the session gathered three speakers sharing their research and perspectives about the economic performance in countries where Islamist parties took power post the uprisings.

Michele Dunne (The Atlantic Council)

Michele Dunne (The Atlantic Council)

Michele Dunne (The Atlantic Council) presented a comparative overview of the current economic situation in Egypt and Tunisia – see video interview.

Hazem El-Beblawi (Former Deputy Prime Minister, Egypt & ERF)

Hazem El-Beblawi (Former Deputy Prime Minister, Egypt & ERF)

In his talk, Hazem El-Beblawi (Former Deputy Prime Minsiter, Egypt) focused on the post-Jan 25th’s economic problems Egypt is facing. According to him, raw natural resources are very limited; he therefore highlighted the need to introduce industrialized approach, technology being the ultimate solution.

Finally, Jillian Schwedler (University of Massachusetts) underlined the key challenges for economic development in Islamist-governed countries – see video interview.

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