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The Resource The economics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Joseph Pelzman, (electronic resource)

The economics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Joseph Pelzman, (electronic resource)

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The economics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Title
The economics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Pelzman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a large, complex, and diverse region, which faces a wide range of economic issues. The MENA group includes Algeria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The purpose of this book is not to provide a country-by-country study, but rather to deal with general economic themes found in Arab MENA and Israel, such as problems associated with growth and structural change; the role of State-intervention in country-specific local markets; labor market imperfections driven by gender bias; technology gaps and endogenous growth; capital market development in a restricted financial model based on religious constraints; savings and investment behaviour in a model of state subsidization and intervention designed to control local development; and the role of the state in constraining private sector activity. Data sources used in this second edition include country-specific data, the World Bank, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The new material in this second edition includes a discussion of the impending and inevitable leadership changes which will occur throughout Arab MENA over the next decades. The evidence to support this evaluation is based on the current lack of transparent markets; the lack of inclusive macro policies, the impact of distortionary micro economic policies across all sectors; and the impact of anti-globalization and xenophobia on innovation. Old chapters are revised with updated data, a discussion of the role of the "State" and "Oligarchies" in the economies of most of the MENA countries, an in-depth exploration of the investment in human capital and growth and an identification of the most important binding constraints to economic development in Arab MENA and Israel. This book serves as both a textbook and a summary of the very large literature on MENA. It examines the economic realities of the region and compares them across the MENA economies. It should be stressed that this book is not about the latest political debate on who did what to whom in the Middle East or in North Africa. The focus is on economics, not political economics."--
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Pelzman, Joseph
Dewey number
330.956
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  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Africa, North
  • Africa, North
Label
The economics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Joseph Pelzman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Survey of economic outcomes - Role of oligarchies and the state -- Islamic versus Jewish economics -- Investment in human capital -- Labor markets in MENA -- The authoritarian bargain -- Oil money and the 'Dutch disease' in MENA -- Science, technology and innovation in MENA -- International trade in MENA -- Crony capitalism, inequality and poverty in MENA -- The monetary and fiscal economic policies and the "Arab Spring" -- The economics of corruption and the "Arab Spring" -- Prospects for MENA-muddling or progressing?
Control code
00010352
Dimensions
other
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (536 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789813203983
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
00010352
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
The economics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Joseph Pelzman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Survey of economic outcomes - Role of oligarchies and the state -- Islamic versus Jewish economics -- Investment in human capital -- Labor markets in MENA -- The authoritarian bargain -- Oil money and the 'Dutch disease' in MENA -- Science, technology and innovation in MENA -- International trade in MENA -- Crony capitalism, inequality and poverty in MENA -- The monetary and fiscal economic policies and the "Arab Spring" -- The economics of corruption and the "Arab Spring" -- Prospects for MENA-muddling or progressing?
Control code
00010352
Dimensions
other
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (536 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789813203983
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
00010352
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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