This text offers an examination of the economic history of the principal Arab countries, Turkey and Israel since 1918. Using the state as its major economic analysis, it charts the growth of national income and issues of welfare and distribution over two periods, 1918-1945 and 1945-1990. Important trends are explored, including the patterns of colonial economic management, import substitution, the impact of the 1970s oil boom, and the current process of liberalization and structural adjustment.
Part 1 1918-1945: introduction to part 1; Turkey 1918-1945; Egypt 1918 1945; the economies of the British and French mandates 1918-1945; the states of the Arabian peninsula 1918-1945. Part 2 1946-1990: introduction to part 2; Turkey 1946-1990; Egypt 1946-1990; Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq 1946-1990; the economics of Israel, Jordan and the West Bank/Gaza 1946-1990; the states of the Arabian peninsula 1946-1990. Epilogue and conclusion: the 1990s and beyond.