The Economics of Middle East Peace: Views from the Region

The Economics of Middle East Peace: Views from the Region

by Stanley Fischer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262515326

ISBN-13: 9780262515320

Pub. Date: 04/05/1993

Publisher: MIT Press

This landmark collection of essays addresses the question: Given peace in the Middle East, then what? Focusing on the countries most immediately affected by the Arab-Israeli conflict, economists representing Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon,
and the Occupied Territories offer differing perspectives on potential opportunities and difficulties and on the

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This landmark collection of essays addresses the question: Given peace in the Middle East, then what? Focusing on the countries most immediately affected by the Arab-Israeli conflict, economists representing Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon,
and the Occupied Territories offer differing perspectives on potential opportunities and difficulties and on the actions that would be required to redirect, rejuvenate,
and sustain the economies of the region.The book opens with case studies of Egypt,
Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It then examines overall regional issues such as the economic consequences of peace and the economic reforms needed to maximize peace dividends. Essays in the last part focus on the transition to peace and the future economic development of the Palestinian, Israeli,
Jordanian, and other regional economiesTopics addressed include the relation of defense spending to the economy, the implications of a peace for trade across borders, the benefits of economic cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians, and the role of foreign aid in economic reconstruction in the Middle East.Stanley
Fischer is Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dani
Rodrik is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School, Harvard
University. Elias Tuma is Professor of Economics at the University of California,
Davis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262515320
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/05/1993
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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