Lebanon's financial crisis and the International Monetary Fund

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dc.contributor.author Hamadeh, Hawraa
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-02T12:51:25Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-02T12:51:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-05-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14206
dc.description.abstract This study addresses the reasons behind the failure of the Hassan Diab Government in Lebanon (January 2020-September 2021) to present a comprehensive and credible package of reforms to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The study reviews Lebanon’s economic reality relying on both quantitative and qualitative data. To clearly show the lessons that can be drawn from each of these cases for Lebanon, the study also examines the experiences of other countries that faced financial crises and their relation with the IMF. The study’s principal argument is that the Hassan Diab Government failed to develop and adopt a robust and persuasive package of reforms due to multiple internal and external factors. The main set of challenges stemmed from the domestic environment, characterized by a struggling economy, deteriorating social conditions and rising poverty, internal political divisions, and hardly any trust in the Government and ruling political and economic elite. Furthermore, the regional and international players complicated the Diab Government’s task. The Government was largely unsuccessful in garnering much needed external financial support – which would have enhanced the prospects of adopting a robust reform package – due to both political and economic reasons. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Diab, Hassan en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Economic crisis -- Lebanon -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Economic conditions -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject International Monetary Fund -- Economic assistance -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Lebanon's financial crisis and the International Monetary Fund en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Hassan Diab Government and the Fund en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201000418 en_US
dc.author.commembers Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.author.commembers Helou, Joseph
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (x, 118 leaves): ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Baroudi, Sami
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Hassan Diab en_US
dc.keywords Economic crises en_US
dc.keywords Financial crises en_US
dc.keywords IMF en_US
dc.keywords Indebtedness en_US
dc.keywords Economic reform en_US
dc.keywords Conditionality en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 103-118. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.509
dc.author.email hawraa.hamadeh@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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