Jordan is one of the most important countries of the Fertile Crescent. Although it is not richly endowed with material resources its political significance in the region gives it considerable authority. This book focuses on the economic development of Jordan over the last decade. It analyses the structural changes the economy has undergone and examines the experience of the key sectors. It also looks at the contribution of foreign aid and emigrant workers’ remittances to the economy. The book concludes that there is a significant potential for the Jordanian economy but the current political and economic problems facing it are daunting.
First published in 1987.
1. An Aggregate Production Function for Jordan Khalil Hammad 2. The Role of Foreign Aid in the Jordanian Economy, 1959-1983 Khalil Hammad 3. The Use of Jordanian Workers’ Remittances M. A. J. Share 4. The Role of Commercial Banking in the Jordanian Economy Rodney Wilson 5. Jordan, The Geographic and Economic Potential Konrad Schliephake 6. Agricultural Development and Food Security in Jordan Naji Abuirmeileh 7. Labour Emigration Policies and Economic Development in Jordan: From Unemployment to Labour Shortage Ian J. Seccombe 8. Industrial Development in Jordan Michael B. Sullivan 9. Development Planning in a Turbulent International Environment: Some eflections on the Jordanian Case Dieter Weiss 10. Targets and Achievements of Jordan’s Last Five-Year Plans, 1976-1980 and 1981-1985: A Summary Bichara Khader 11. Jordan: A Disturbing Dependence on a Deteriorating Regional Situation François Rivier 12. Rentier or Producer Economy in the Middle East? The Jordanian Response Michel Chatelus 13. Some Reflections on the Future Issues Concerning Economic Development in Jordan Adnan Badran, Elias Baydoun, Kapur S. Ahlawat and Siva Ram Vemuri