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Hakimian, Hassan, ed. (2021) The Routledge Handbook on the Middle East Economy. London: Routledge. (Routledge Handbooks)

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This Handbook captures the salient features of Middle Eastern economies and critically examines the public policy responses required to address the challenges and opportunities across the region. Bringing together wide-ranging perspectives from carefully selected and renowned subject specialists, the collection fills a gap in this relatively young and growing academic field. Combining discussion of theory and empirical evidence, the book maps out the evolution of Middle East economics as a field within area studies and applied development economics. Presented in six thematic sections, the book enables the reader to gain a comprehensive understanding of the region’s main economic themes and issues: • Growth and development in comparative perspectives • Labour force and human development • Natural resources, resource curse and trade • Poverty, inequality and social policy • Institutions and transition to democracy • Corruption, conflict and refugees. Providing an overview of the principal economic problems, policies and performances relating to the countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, this collection will be a key resource for upper-level undergraduates, graduates and scholars with an interest in Middle East economics, applied development economics, development studies and area studies.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
Keywords: Growth and development; Arab spring; Area studies; Development theory; Middle East economics; rentier states; Resource Curse
SOAS Departments & Centres: Regional Centres and Institutes > London Middle East Institute
Regional Centres and Institutes > Centre for Iranian Studies
Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISBN: 9781138099777
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2021 12:33
Related URLs: https://theforu ... east-economics/

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