Ahmed Hashim Alyushaa

Ahmed Hashim AlyushaaAhmed Hashim Alyushaa is the General Director of Research, Coordination and Follow-up at the Royal Court in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Dr. Alyushaa holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Hull, UK, an MSc in Economics from Glasgow University, UK and a BSc in Economics from Michigan Sate University, USA. Previously, Dr Alyushaa was a researcher in Bahrain Center for Studies and Research, where he published research in the field of monetary policy, labor markets and oreign trade. Dr. Alyushaa’s recent research interests focused on the GCC monetary union and the exchange rate policies, immigration and GCC labour markets and their impacts on the skill and wage structures, the role of the state in GCC economies, and the political economy of Bahrain. He was the president of the Bahrain Economic Society and a founder and former president of Gulf Economic Association.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Measuring the Performance of Fiscal Reforms: The Case of the GCC

Public spending has raised the welfare of citizens in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) significantly over the period 1960–2015, particularly as measured in raised average life expectancy and lowered infant mortality rates. Fiscal policy in oil-producing countries is pro-cyclical, producing sharp fluctuations in the business cycle, but reliance on oil revenue provides challenges for future improvements in development. For the first time in decades all the GCC economies are going through major economic reforms aimed at increasing efficiency while enhancing the economic welfare of the residents. GCC countries are reforming subsidies, particularly for energy, diversifying tax revenues by introducing value-added taxes and privatizing state enterprises in the provision of electricity and water.

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