Jordan: Selected Issues

Publication Date: June 09, 2014
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Summary: This Selected Issues paper investigates the macroeconomic impact of the Syria crisis on Jordan. It is indicated that the crisis: (1) had an overall negative impact on measured output growth—although anecdotal evidence suggests possibly a positive impact on output in the informal sector; (2) contributed to inflationary pressures, particularly on rents; and (3) strained labor markets, mostly in the informal sector as refugees compete with locals for jobs. Although the crisis has put a strain on the external trade balance, the overall impact on the current account is not clear.
Series: Country Report No. 14/153
Subject(s): Economic growth | Syria | External shocks | Labor markets | Unemployment | Electricity | Tariffs | Selected issues | Jordan

Publication Date: June 09, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781498368919/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1JOREA2014002 Pages: 28
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