Title

Measuring the Accessibility of Arab Markets

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Jay Squalli
Kenneth Wilson

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Topics in Middle Eastern andNorth African Economies

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Abstract

Market access matters. This paper uses a method suggested by Hugo et al. (2006) to determine and rank a sample of Arab countries in terms of their market access. The paper suggests that market access is comprised of three components: public institutions, regulatory environment, and network industries. The paper finds that most Arab countries perform better than the world median in terms of market access, except for Morocco and Algeria. The paper demonstrates how these two countries and other Arab countries can improve their market access, either by improving their network industries, their public institutions, or their regulatory environment. Corresponding Author, Zayed University, Economic & Policy Research Unit, P.O. Box 19282, Dubai, UAE, Phone: +971 4 402 1465, Fax: +971 4 402 1002, E-mail: jay.squalli@zu.ac.ae Zayed University, Economic & Policy Research Unit, P.O. Box 19282, Dubai, UAE, Phone: +971 4 402 1470, Fax: +971 4 402 1002, E-mail: kenneth.wilson@zu.ac.ae

Volume

9

Disciplines

Business

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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