The Economics of Palestine: Economic Policy and Institutional Reform for a Viable Palestine State

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Juli 2004



Suppose that a sovereign independent state of Palestine were to come into existence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. What economic policies and institutional reforms would be necessary? This book attempts to answer this interesting question.
The creation of any "new" state is an interesting enough situation to analyze but in the case of Palestinian state, with all the baggage that this entails, the outcomes of such an analysis are intriguing. Many important issues are discussed including:
* the flow of Palestinian labor to Israel
* corporate governance, the financial sector and pensions
* overall development strategies, foreign aid and the return of refugees
With contributions from internationally respected contributors, this volume is well-written, accessible, and important on many levels from students and academics involved with development economics, politics, and international relations through to policy-makers and those with a general interest in the Middle East.


1. Introduction 2. The Choice of Trade Regime Depends on Multiple Other Factors 3. Alternative Currency Arrangements 4. Budgetary and Fiscal Policy 5. The Role of the Financial Sector 6. Company Law and Corporate Governance 7. Structuring a Pension Scheme for a Future Palestinain State 8. Strategies for Economic Development, the Role of Gaza, and the Future of the Refugee Camps 9. Foreign Aid Strategy 10. Absorbing Returnees in a Viable Palestinian State: A Forward Looking Macroeconomic Perspective 11. Incomplete Contracts, the Port of Gaza, and the Case for Economic Sovereignty


David Cobham is Reader in Economics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Nu'man Kanafani is Associate Professor at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark.


'A peaceful solution between Israel and a Palestinian State will be sustainable and stable only when the Palestinians will enjoy the economic dividends of peace. This book captures the main economic issues and presents the required economic policies that will secure economic prosperity for a newly born Palestinian State.' - Haim Ben-Shahar, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Tel Aviv University
'How should a sovereign Palestinian state design its economic institutions and how should it run its economy? This book contains new and innovative research on these topics. It is essential reading for all those interested in peace and prosperity in the region, irrespective of their political persuasions. It also makes good reading for those interested in the interplay between politics, institutions and economic development.' - Christopher Pissarides, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics
EAN: 9780415327619
ISBN: 041532761X
Untertitel: 'Routledge Studies in Developme'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2004
Seitenanzahl: 324 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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