Middle East: Topics Course

Some JEP articles recommended for classroom use

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Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. 2012. “Why Was the Arab World Poised for Revolution? Schooling, Economic Opportunities, and the Arab Spring.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 26 (2): 167–88. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.26.2.167 

Rauch, James E., and Scott Kostyshak. 2009. “The Three Arab Worlds.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 23 (3): 165–88. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.23.3.165 

Symposium: Middle East (Summer 2004) https://www.aeaweb.org/issues/11 

Foote, Christopher, William Block, Keith Crane, and Simon Gray. 2004. “Economic Policy and Prospects in Iraq.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 18 (3): 47–70. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/0895330042162395 

Kuran, Timur. 2004. “Why the Middle East is Economically Underdeveloped: Historical Mechanisms of Institutional Stagnation.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 18 (3): 71–90. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/0895330042162421 

Yousef, Tarik M. 2004. “Development, Growth and Policy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa since 1950.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 18 (3): 91–115. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/0895330042162322 

Gentzkow, Matthew A., and Jesse M. Shapiro. 2004. “Media, Education and Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 18 (3): 117–33. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/0895330042162313