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John W. Salevurakis

John W. Salevurakis is an associate professor of economics at the American University in Cairo and an author.

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Using eco-tourism as a conservation tool for endangered species

The Saudi government should be commended for having undertaken the protection, reintroduction, and ultimate recovery of the Arabian oryx in its deserts. 

November 15, 2021

The COP26, externalities and the Jevons Paradox

The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is taking place in Glasgow until Nov. 12. The conference is also the third meeting of the parties to the Paris Agreement.

November 02, 2021

Saudi green initiatives are worth emulating globally

As events related to the Saudi and the Middle East green initiatives close, it is perhaps appropriate to explore the economics of these activities, their importance, and their future.

October 25, 2021

Durable goods: The only shelter from stagflation?

In my recent Arab News article, I described the potential economic impact of any misguided US Federal Reserve asset purchase tapering.

October 20, 2021

Energy markets could pay dearly for Fed’s post-pandemic optimism

Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, has repeatedly noted that the central bank will begin tapering its asset purchases by the end of 2021.

September 27, 2021