Economic dimensions of political upheaval in the Arab world: 
Perspectives and consequences

May 14, 2012 in Panels by admin

The year 2011 has changed the political order of several Arab countries, while the structures and deficits of their economies have remained widely unchanged. In addition, several countries have seen some of their major sources of external income ebb away (especially tourism and foreign investment). However, even the path of political development in the Arab world– especially in post-revolutionary Tunisia, Egypt and Libya – depends foremost on economic reforms and improvements in the socio-economic living conditions. What can governments (and other actors) do to reactivate external income sources as well as overcome the structural deficits of the Arab economies?

OrganisatorInnen: Juliane Brach (Universität Kopenhagen), Markus Loewe (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, Bonn), Anja Zorob (Freie Universität Berlin) (

Please send your abstracts until 4. June 2012 to:  Markus Loewe,