The creation of Israel called for the realignment of the West Bank and Gaza Strip economies with those of Jordan and Egypt. Subsequent conflicts have fostered economic uncertainties associated with occupation status, making investment in various sectors unattractive and hampering the prospects for development. Land expropriation, the growing number
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Overall Economic Performance and Structural Change -- Population, Labor Force, and Employment -- Agriculture -- Manufacturing and Mining -- Construction and Services -- Foreign Trade, Balance of Payments, and Capital Movement -- Currency, Banking, Prices, and Savings and Investment -- Israeli Policies Affecting the Economies of the Territories -- Future of the Territories -- A Proposed Plan for Agricultural Development in the Occupied Territories -- Israeli Proposals on the Powers, Responsibilities, and Structure of the Self-Governing Authority
Fawzi Gharaibeh is professor and dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at the University of Jordan.