Roundtable Discussions

Institutional Alternatives for Removing Constraints to Economic Activity in Egypt

Date : 1/17/2005

Speakers : Mona Al-Garf, ECES; Mahmoud Mohieldin, Minister of Investment; Mounir Abdel Nour, Member of Parliament

This roundtable discussion addressed various institutional alternatives for reformulating the role of the state in the economy in a way that is consistent with the philosophy of free market, taking the social considerations into account. Specifically, this seminar addressed the motivations for revisiting the role of the state in economic activity under a free market; country experiences in formulating a new role appropriate for market mechanisms; and features of the proposed institutional framework for Egypt.