Gulf Studies

Economic Development in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

From Rentier States to Diversified Economies

Editors: Miniaoui, Héla (Ed.)

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  • Covers a variety of different topics relating to economic development in the GCC countries within the context of the respective socio-cultural and political domains, with a spotlight on the effect of the Qatar diplomatic crisis
  • Presents a selection of unique empirical case studies showcasing the economic development trajectories of the GCC countries 
  • Discusses key opportunities and challenges for the GCC countries in terms of their economic development and diversification strategies and policies
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This book delves into the economic development of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Since the 1960s, the GCC states have harnessed their potential to exploit the wealth accrued from the oil boom to build their infrastructure and grow their economies. However, the high level of dependency on oil as the primary source feeding their output made their economies volatile and vulnerable to fluctuations in the global oil prices. Moreover, the plunge in oil prices and the threat of depletion of this natural resource pose serious challenges to the GCC countries. Consequently, the GCC governments have realized the importance of diversifying their economies following the need to move away from reliance on hydrocarbon.

This book contributes to the theoretical literature by enriching the debate on the transition of the GCC countries from rentier states to diversified economies. It helps students and scholars understand this transformation with an expansive comprehension of the contemporary challenges facing the region, as well as outlining prospects for the future. 

About the authors

Dr Héla Miniaoui is Associate Professor of Economics in the Gulf in the Gulf Studies Program at Qatar University. She holds a PhD in Economics from University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia. Her research focuses primarily on Economic Policies, Food Security, Sustainable Development and Islamic Banking & Finance, and has been published in various refereed journals. Dr Hela has consulting experience with the African Development Bank Group, Awqaf New Zealand and IDEA-Consult Tunisia. She serves on the editorial and review committees of several international journals. She is a member of The Middle East Economic Association (MEEA) and a research fellow at The Economic Research Forum (ERF).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Natural Resources Curse and Economic Diversification in GCC Countries

    Pages 1-18

    Ben Mim, Sami (et al.)

  • Climate Agreements’ Implementation Through Energy Transition and Economic Diversification in Kuwait

    Pages 19-42

    Hilmi, Nathalie (et al.)

  • Knowledge-Based Development and Economic Diversification: The Case of Qatar

    Pages 43-73

    Almoli, Ahmed (et al.)

  • Food Security in the GCC Countries: Towards a More Diversified and Sustainable Economic Development

    Pages 75-88

    Al-Handhali, Khalil Yahya (et al.)

  • Why Should Saudi Arabia Diversify Its Economy?

    Pages 89-109

    Hilmi, Nathalie (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Development in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Book Subtitle
From Rentier States to Diversified Economies
Editors
  • Héla Miniaoui
Series Title
Gulf Studies
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-6058-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-6058-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-6057-6
Series ISSN
2662-4494
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 208
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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