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Israeli Economy from the Foundation of the State Through the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0521150205
ISBN-13: 9780521150200
Edition: 2010
Authors: Paul Rivlin
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This book analyzes the development of the Israeli economy in its historical context. It shows how the ideology of the dominant group in the Zionist movement led to the development of agriculture, thus meeting the preconditions for successful industrialization. Remarkable, if uneven, growth has taken place, with increasing allocations for defense. Regional isolation led to the emphasis on high-quality exports for developed markets that has stimulated the technological base. Israel has benefited from mass immigration and increased access to foreign capital, factors that have transformed the economy. The book includes chapters on the development of the Jewish community in Palestine during the British Mandate; macroeconomic developments and economic policy; globalization and high technology; defense; the economics of the Arab minority; Israeli settlements and relations with the Palestinians; and the role of religion. It concludes with an examination of the socioeconomic divisions that have widened as the economy has grown.

Paul Rivlin is the author of three books: The Dynamics of Economic Policy Making in Egypt (1985), The Israeli Economy (1992) and Economic Policy and Performance in the Arab World (2001), as well as numerous monographs, papers, contributions to books, and reports on economic development in the Middle East and on international energy markets, defence, and trade economics. Educated at Cambridge, Harvard and London universities, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Middle East Economics at Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion universities and has been a Visiting Professor of Economics at Emory University. He has lectured in the United States, China, India, Japan and Europe.

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Appendices
Preface
Introduction
The Economy of the Yishuv and Its Legacy
The Economy, 1948-1985
Macro-Economic Developments, Growth, and Policy
Globalization and High Technology
Defense: Service or Burden?
Israel and the Palestinians
The Economics of Religion
The Arab Minority
Demographic Developments and Socioeconomic Divisions
Conclusions
Appendices
References
Index

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