Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2012

Egypt: Turbulence, and Transition?

by Diego A. Comin, Mohamed Heikal and Adam Said

Abstract

The case goes over the evolution of politics and institutions in Egypt over the last 50 years. The case provides new insights on the reasons for violent political transitions and also explores the effects of political instability on productivity and competitiveness.

Keywords: institutional change; military; competitiveness; democracy; revolution; productivity; Egypt;

Citation:

Comin, Diego A., Mohamed Heikal, and Adam Said. "Egypt: Turbulence, and Transition?" Harvard Business School Case 713-014, August 2012.