Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80882
Authors: 
Ghoneim, Ahmed Farouk
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2012/96
Abstract: 
The study focuses on the period 2004-09 during which Egypt experienced food crisis. The political economy context on how the government responded to the crisis is analysed while pinpointing to what extent there was a pass-through effect from international to domestic prices. The complexity of food price policy issues and their entanglement with poverty, agricultural, and economic policies in Egypt together with the structural aspects of the food subsidy policies are discussed and evaluated from a political economy perspective. Prospects for reform or lack thereof are also analysed in the context of the 25 January 2011 revolution and new political set-up.
Subjects: 
food price policy
political economy
efficiency of subsidies
food crisis
Egypt
JEL: 
H12
I38
P48
Q18
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-560-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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