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

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Abstract

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): https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315103969
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2021 12:33
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/35531
Related URLs: https://theforu ... east-economics/

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