This project discusses the effects of Syrian refugees on the economy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It aims at determining whether Syrian refugees have had an effect on GDP, unemployment levels, and price indexes (inflation). It also investigates whether they have had costs and benefits on Jordan and whether the benefits have outweighed the costs. It shows that Syrian refugees have had mixed effects on GDP, unemployment, and inflation, and that they have been mainly benefit to Jordan’s economy.


Public Policy & Administration Department

First Advisor

Awad, Ibrahim

Committee Member 1

Hodgkins, Allison

Committee Member 2

Shahin, Magda


52 p.

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Publication Date

Spring 2-8-2016