Front Matter

Front Matter

Author(s):
Ahmed Al-Darwish, Naif Alghaith, Alberto Behar, Tim Callen, Pragyan Deb, Amgad Hegazy, Padamja Khandelwal, Malika Pant, and Haonan Qu
Published Date:
March 2015
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    Middle East and Central Asia Department

    Saudi Arabia: Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Growth

    Ahmed Al-Darwish, Naif Alghaith, Alberto Behar, Tim Callen, Pragyan Deb, Amgad Hegazy, Padamja Khandelwal, Malika Pant, and Haonan Qu

    Copyright © 2015

    International Monetary Fund

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    • Saudi Arabia : tackling emerging economic challenges to sustain strong growth / prepared by Ahmed Al-Darwish … [et al.]. – Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2015.

      • pages ; cm. – (Middle East and Central Asia departmental paper series)

    • At head of title: Middle East and Central Asia Department,

    • Includes bibliographical references.

    • ISBN: 978-1-49832-307-9

    1. Economic development – Saudi Arabia. I. Al-Darwish, Ahmed. II. International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Department. III. Middle East and Central Asia departmental paper series.

    • HC415.33.S38 2014

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    Acknowledgments

    The authors are grateful to Alfred Kammer, Deputy Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD), Ahmed Alkholify, Deputy Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), Fahad Alshastri, Executive Director for Saudi Arabia at the IMF, and Hesham Alogeel, Alternate Executive Director for Saudi Arabia at the IMF, for their comments and suggestions on drafts of the chapters. We would also like to thank participants at seminars at the IMF and SAMA for their useful comments.

    The authors would also like to thank Juan Carlos Flores, Peter Gruskin, and Ben Piven for excellent research assistance and Diana Kargbo-Sical for formatting the papers. Thanks are also due the Communications Department for its support in the production process.

    Ahmed Al-Darwish and Naif Alghaith are staff members of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), Pragyan Deb works in the Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) department at the IMF, and the other authors work in the Middle East and Central Asia (MCD) department at the International Monetary Fund.

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