The Saudi Arabian Economy

Policies, Achievements and Challenges

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  • M. A. Ramady

About this book


In this unique text, Mohamed Ramady develops a framework for studying fundamental challenges to the modern Saudi Arabian economy. Public and private sector topics include:

. The hydrocarbon and minerals sector, including a new model of mining privatization and cooperation

. The impact of small and medium sized businesses

. The evolving role of "family" businesses

. The growing role of women in the Saudi economy

. Shifting trade patterns

. The Saudi "offset" technology transfer program

The author offers an analysis of key challenges facing the Saudi economy, including the potential costs and benefits of privatization, globalization, and eventual membership in the WTO. Employment, education, economic and social stability, and Saudi Arabia’s place in the Gulf Cooperation Council are offered as keys to the consensus building needed to ensure the Kingdom’s healthy economic future.

Mohamed Ramady teaches in the Department of Finance and Economics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.




Gulf Cooperation Council Hydrocarbons Minerals Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) WTO

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