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Input-Output Model for the Kingdom of Jordan – Executive Summary, Aquaba Economic Zone Development Impacts

In this paper, we present estimates of economic activity in Aqaba and the rest of Jordan based on several growth scenarios. We compare trend estimates for growth with actual outcomes for the recent past, as well as growth trends both with and without the forecast investment that have been developed since the creation of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA.) The extraordinary regional growth that may follow inception of such economic reforms strengthens arguments for their wider adoption throughout Jordan.