The EGIC, Italy, hosted Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli, to present findings from the recent Bahrain Human Development Report 2018 and to discuss the importance of socio-economic development to peace, security and resilience.
Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli discusses why President Trump’s fight against a trade deficit maybe misguided.
Dr. Omar talk about how the openness of the Gulf economy boosts productivity.
Economists typically criticise import tariffs, because they result in higher prices for consumers.The Arabian Gulf countries have generally subscribed to this view. However, as the Gulf countries look to diversify their economies, is it time to consider imposing temporary tariffs to develop domestic industries?
Is diversifying imports the answer to low productivity and preserving future water resources for Bahrain?
In order to boost entrepreneurship, Saudi Arabia should consider following a 1950s plan used to improve the Italian economy, which was done in partnership with the US, a recent paper by Michela Giorcelli of the University of California suggested.
Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli talks to Al-Bilad Newspaper about the fiscal balance program that Bahrain started to implement in the last quarter of last year and how it will strengthen investor confidence in the economy and will support prospects for future growth, while rating agencies will improve their outlook on the future of the Kingdom.
Omar Al Ubaydli investigates how our consumption decisions partially reflect our efforts to convey a certain social status to others, sending a signal to our peers that we are wealthy and powerful, and that we have good taste…….
As the political crisis unfolding in Venezuela seizes the headlines, analysts frequently draw attention to the fact that the South American country has the largest oil reserves in the world………
The US economy has traditionally been a heavy importer of oil, making it unquestionably a fan of low oil prices. Meanwhile, the shale oil revolution has transformed the US oil industry, and driven net imports to almost zero. But, has that been enough to make America favor high oil prices, and to be an OPEC ally?