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Title:
The economy of Iran : dilemmas of an islamic state
Author:
Alizadeh, Parvin.
ISBN:
9781860644641
Publication Information:
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed by St Martins Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
viii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series:
Library of modern Middle East studies ; 29

Library of modern Middle East studies ; 29.
Contents:
Dilemmas and prospects for economic reform and reconstruction in Iran / Hassan Hakimian and Massoud Karshenas -- Economic trends and macroeconomic policies in post-revolutionary Iran / M. Hashem Pesaran -- From populism to economic liberalism / Sohrab Behdad -- Agents or obstacles? Parastatal foundations and challenges for Iranian development / Suzanne Maloney -- Population dynamics in post-revolutionary Iran / Hassan Hakimian -- The effect of non-economic factors in the process of production in Iran / Seyed Morteza Afghah -- Women's socio -economic participation and Iran's changing political economy / Valentine M. Moghadam -- The state and the social position of women: female employment in post- revolutionary Iran / Parvin Alizadeh.
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Summary

Summary

The Islamic revolution of 1979 heralded an expanded economic role for the Iranian state in safeguarding the revolution's redistributive aims. However, the Iranian economy in the 1980s and 1990s deteriorated markedly, and the state's enlarged role in the economy has been accompanied by acute macroeconomic instability and a sharp decline in the standard of living. This book of original essays identifies the principal issues, social, economic, and political, that have shaped and determined Iran's economic performance since the revolution.


Table of Contents

Parvin AlizadehHassan Hakimian and Massoud KarshenasM. Hashem PesaranSohrab BehdadSuzanne MaloneyHassan HakimianSeyed Morteza AfghahValentine M. MoghadamParvin Alizadeh
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Notes on the Contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Macroeconomic Policies and Performance
1. Dilemmas and Prospects for Economic Reform and Reconstruction in Iranp. 29
2. Economic Trends and Macroeconomic Policies in Post-Revolutionary Iranp. 63
3. From Populism to Economic Liberalism: The Iranian Predicamentp. 100
Part 2 Factors Influencing Economic Performance
4. Agents or Obstacles? Parastatal Foundations and Challenges for Iranian Developmentp. 145
5. Population Dynamics in Post-Revolutionary Iran: A Re-examination of Evidencep. 177
6. The Effect of Non-Economic Factors in the Process of Production in Iranp. 204
Part 3 Women's Social Participation
7. Women's Socio-Economic Participation and Iran's Changing Political Economyp. 233
8. The State and the Social Position of Women: Female Employment in Post-Revolutionary Iranp. 261
Bibliographyp. 288
Indexp. 299