Middle East and Central Asia Department
© 2011 International Monetary Fund
Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC): Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy
Prepared by a team led by Samya Beidas-Strom, Tobias Rasmussen, and David O. Robinson of the Middle East and Central Asia Department
Cataloging-in-publication record is available at the U.S. Library of Congress.
Call Number: HC415.3.G85 2011
Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are those of the authors and should not be reported as or attributed to the International Monetary Fund, its Executive Board, or the governments of any of its member countries.
The authors would like to thank Masood Ahmed, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD) and Alfred Kammer, Senior Advisor in MCD, for their guidance and comments on several drafts of the paper. We would also like to thank the authorities in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for their useful comments and suggestions.
Special thanks are due to Carolina Parodi for her tireless efforts in bringing this paper to fruition; to Diana Kargbo-Sical for assistance with formatting and document preparation; to Arthur Ribeiro da Silva and Renas Sidahmed for excellent research assistance; and to Kia Penso for her excellent editorial contributions. Thanks are also due to Joanne Blake of the External Relations Department for her support in the production process.
The opinions expressed in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Monetary Fund, its Executive Directors, or the authorities of the countries of the GCC region.