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By Yusuf Mansur - May 09,2021
A few years ago, as a civil servant, I pointed out that government spending in Jordan is pro-cyclical; that is, the government spends more when the economy is doing well, and spends less when the economy is in the trough, or downward, section of the business cycle, a policy that
By Yusuf Mansur - May 02,2021
Notwithstanding the health cost in terms of lost lives, the economic rebound after a pandemic can be significant for countries that have dealt effectively with its health and economic impact.
By Yusuf Mansur - Apr 24,2021
There is an apparent and unnecessary separation of monetary and fiscal policies when it comes to the economic development of Jordan. Monetary policy and its tools are governed by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), which acts independently of the government.
By Yusuf Mansur - Apr 18,2021
Many in Jordan, especially the young and the want-to-be-rich-now see a lot of merit in investing in cryptocurrencies, the most famous of which is the Bitcoin.
By Yusuf Mansur - Apr 03,2021
Short-termism (excessive focus on short-term results at the cost of long-term benefits) is not a new concept. However, it speedily became more prominent by the Internet of Everything (the intelligent connection of people, process, data and things).
By Yusuf Mansur - Mar 08,2021
The COVID-19 outbreak in Jordan calls for a massive, coordinated and concerted action by the government, all of the government. Such action should be done quickly. Moreover, it simply cannot be addressed through the usual processes and procedures of yesteryears.
By Yusuf Mansur - Feb 28,2021
The minimum wage in Jordan was recently increased from JD220 to JD260. As would be expected, the decision was faced with some resentment from business owners, especially small businesses.
By Yusuf Mansur - Feb 22,2021
The decade-old twin economic policy of borrowing to meet current fiscal obligations, and the sacrifice of capital spending in the process does not work. Why? They do not, have not and will not lead to economic growth. Hence, the future may hold more of the same, literally.
By Yusuf Mansur - May 04,2015
As if wishing to reverse Jordan’s privatisation policy, not a day goes by without news of the government offering to buy the stocks of one company or another. However, the news, which used to highlight the role of the Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF) in a deal, now d
By Yusuf Mansur - Apr 27,2015
Parents and private school teachers are placing undue pressure on the government to further regulate private schools. Parents believe that by regulating the schools they could end up paying less in tuition fees and the teachers believe they would receive more in compensation. T

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