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NS4053 Political Economy of the Middle East

Course Outline/Methodology

Course Materials

Supplemental Texts (sakai)

Reference Works

Country Data

READING ASSIGNMENTS: Spring Term 2017

April 3/5

Introduction to the Economies of the MENA Region

For class discussion

Most Important Readings

April 10, 12

Historical Long-Run Models of Growth

For class discussion

Most Important Readings

Other Readings -- Recent Applications of Main Concepts

April 17, 19

Political Regimes/Patterns of Governance/Data Issues

For class discussion

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

Various Measures of Progress/Well-Being

April 24/26

Demographic Change

For class discussion

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

May 1/3

State Led Development

For class discussion

Most Important Readings

Turkish Economy

Omani Economy

May 8/10

Structural Adjustment and Rise of Crony Capitalism

For class discussion

Most Important Readings

Iranian Economy

Egyptian Economy

May 15/17

Effects of Oil on Development

For class discussion

Most Important Readings

Saudi Arabian Economy

Iraqi Economy

May 22/24

War, Conflict and the Military in the Middle East

For class discussion

Most Important Readings

Jordian Economy

Syrian Economy

May 31/June 5

Social Mobilization/Islam

For class discussion

Most Important Readings

Moroccan Economy

Algerian Economy

June 7/12

Regional and Global Economic Integration

For class discussion

Most Important Readings

GCC

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