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Iran and the Global Economy

Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions, 1st Edition

Edited by Parvin Alizadeh, Hassan Hakimian


240 pages | 38 B/W Illus.

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The relationship between religion and the state has entered a new phase ever since the Iranian Revolution more than three decades ago. The recent mass uprisings against autocratic rulers in the Arab world have highlighted the potency of Islamist forces in post-revolutionary societies in the region, a force arguably unlocked first by Iran’s version of the ‘spring’ three decades ago. The economic ramifications of these uprisings are of special interest at a time when the possibility of the creation of Islamic states can have implications for their economic policy and performance again. A study of the Iranian experience in itself can offer rare insights whether for its own features and characteristics or for its possible lessons and implications for recent events in the region. This book is concerned with the economic aspects and consequences of the Iranian Revolution in general and its interaction with the international economy in particular. Many studies have to date dealt with Iran’s economic challenges, policies and performance in the post-revolutionary period but its interaction with the international economy – although of growing importance – has not received sufficient attention. The contributions in this volume by experts in the field address ways in which in the span of three decades, Iran’s economy has evolved from a strong aspiration to develop an ‘independent economy’ to grappling with debilitating international economic sanctions.

Table of Contents

Introduction Parvin Alizadeh and Hassan Hakimian 1. One Hundred Years of Oil Income and the Iranian Economy: A Curse or A Blessing? Kamiar Mohaddes and M. Hashem Pesaran 2. Institutional Change, Policy Challenges and Macroeconomic Performance: 1979-2004 Hassan Hakimian 3. The Political Economy of Petro Populism and Reform, 1997-2011 Parvin Alizadeh 4. Iran’s Free Trade Zones: Back Doors to the International Economy? Hassan Hakimian 5. The Role of Government in the Iranian Banking System, 2001-2011 Sima Motamen-Samadian 6. The Development of Iran’s Auto Industry in a Comparative Perspective Parvin Alizadeh 7. The Iranian Economy in the Shadow of Sanctions Nader Habibi 8. Wage Discrimination against Women in Iran Moaven Razavi and Nader Habibi

About the Editors

Parvin Alizadeh is a lecturer of Economics and a coordinator of studies at Boston University’s study abroad program in London. She held the position of a Principal Lecturer in Economics at London Metropolitan University during 1990-2011.

Hassan Hakimian is a Reader in Economics and Director of the London Middle East Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East continues to dominate in the news and current affairs coverage of the media both in global and regional contexts. Despite this growing and intensified interest in recent years, it is widely recognised that the region is largely underrepresented in a range of disciplines in the scholarly and academic domains. 

Routledge is proud to have launched this series since 2003 to widen in-depth analyses and understanding of the economic and political dynamics of this important region. The aim of the series is to publish both specialist and more general titles covering a wide range of issues relating to the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa region. It will feature the latest political economy studies of the Middle East defined to encompass countries from Morocco to Iran.

Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed, and should be sent in the first instance to the series editor ( The series will be open to single-authored books as well as edited volumes and textbooks.  All manuscripts will be subject to international standards of peer review.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies