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The Impact of Egypt's Political Transition and Economic Disruption on its Export Performance : Three Essays

Abstract : Egypt has witnessed waves of events which affected its political instability and eventually resulted in economic disruption. In late 2010, uprisings started in Tunisia. Not long after, specifically in January 2011, Egypt caught the wave and people took to the street expressing dissatisfaction with the economic situation and calling for “Freedom, Dignity, and Social justice!”. These events resulted in political unrest, followed by economic disruption which affected social classes, economic sectors and geographical regions, differently. In a second wave, after over two years of disruption and an environment of political and economic uncertainty, a new wave of uprisings began to call for a change of system, expressing dissatisfaction with government decisions, services and quality of infrastructure especially the power supply. During this period of instability, economic disruption took place where foreign investments shied away from Egypt, businesses where affected differently, and power supply to households as well as to companies was disrupted. Using firm level data, the thesis researches the impact of Egypt’s political transition and economic disruption on its export performance through three angels: The impact of ownership type and ownership conversion on firms’ export performance, the impact of electricity outages on firms’ export performance, and the effect of events by type on firms’ export performance
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Cherry Mounir Saad Khalil. The Impact of Egypt's Political Transition and Economic Disruption on its Export Performance : Three Essays. Economics and Finance. Université d'Orléans, 2019. English. ⟨NNT : 2019ORLE0504⟩. ⟨tel-02973796⟩

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