The Islamic Republic of Iran: Reflections on an Emerging Economy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Islamic Republic of Iran

Reflections on an Emerging Economy, 1st Edition

By Jahangir Amuzegar


244 pages

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This title provides an in depth study of Iran’s post 1979 Revolution economy under the Islamic Republic, with new material and related journal articles combined under one roof in a novel and reader friendly style.

The volume starts with an original text, summarizing the development of the Iranian economy under five successive administrations, in five distinct phases. Following this are fifteen accompanying articles providing detailed information that expands on, and compliments, the discussion in the original material. Appropriate references on specific topics are made to each relevant article, ensuring the material is easily accessible to the reader.

Topics discussed include public finance, employment, banking, petroleum, privatization, and the exchange rate. Full references are also made to US and universal economic sanctions and their effects, with the legacies of the Khatami and Ahmadinejad administrations also covered.

This versatile title is designed to appeal to a vast readership. The hurried business executive or high government official, interested in a quick review of the subject matter may simply read the original text while think tank researchers, research fellows and students can take the time to read the supplementary articles and review what is related to the topic of their choosing.

Table of Contents

Foreword. The Author. Acknowledgements. A Word of Caution. Part 1: Overview The Unforeseen Upheaval. The Anti-Monarchy Manifesto. Velayat-e-Faqih in Theory and Practice. Legalized Anarchy. Report Card’s Partisan Assessment. Report Card’s Objective Evaluation. Underlying Causes. Favourable Prospects Part 2: The Articles 1. The Iranian Economy before and after the Revolution 2. Islamic Fundamentalism in Action 3. Iran’s Unemployment Crisis 4. Islamic Social Justice: Iranian Style 5. Iran’s 20-year Economic Perspective 6. Iran’s Oil Stabilization Fund: A Misnomer 7. Khatami’s Legacy 8. Sanctioning the Islamic Republic: A New Global Wave 9. Iran: The Rial Saga 10. Iran: The Subsidy Dilemma 11. Ahmadenejad’s Legacy 12. Nuclear Iran: Perils and Prospects 13. Iran’s Oil as a Blessing and a Curse 14. The Islamic Republic of Iran: Facts and Fiction 15. Iran’s Economy Facing a Challenging Year

About the Author/Editor

Dr Jahangir Amuzegar, an international economic consultant, received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, after studying law at the University of Tehran, Iran and economics at the University of Washington, USA. He was Iran’s Minister of Commerce in 1962-63, Minister of Finance in 1963 and Ambassador-at-Large from 1963-79. He was also an executive director of the International Monetary Fund from 1974–80. Dr Amuzegar has held a number of academic positions, including at the University of California at Los Angeles, Michigan State University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Dr Amuzegar’s many publications include more than 100 articles published in, amongst others, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Middle East Journal, Middle East Policy, Middle East Economic Survey and Third World Quarterly. He is also the author of several books on Iran, oil and economic development, including Iran: Economic Development under Dualistic Conditions (1971), Iran: An Economic Profile (1977), Comparative Economics (1981), The Dynamics of the Iranian Revolution (1999), Iran’s Economy under the Islamic Republic (1997) and Managing the Oil Wealth: OPEC’s Windfalls and Pitfalls (I.B. Tauris, 1999), which was awarded Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title.

About the Series

Europa Perspectives: Emerging Economies

The Europa Emerging Economies series from Routledge, edited by Robert E. Looney, examines a wide range of contemporary economic, political, developmental and social issues as they affect emerging economies throughout the world. Complementing the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series and the Handbook of Emerging Economies, which was also edited by Professor Looney, the volumes in the Europa Emerging Economies series will be a valuable resource for academics, students, researchers, policy-makers, professionals, and anyone with an interest in issues regarding emerging economies in the wider context of current world affairs.

There will be individual volumes in the series which provide in-depth country studies, and others which examine issues and concepts; all are written or edited by specialists in their field. Volumes in the series are not constrained by any particular template, but may explore economic, political, governance, international relations, defence, or other issues in order to increase the understanding of emerging economies and their importance to the world economy.

Robert E. Looney is a Distinguished Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, who specializes in issues relating to economic development in the Middle East, East Asia, South Asia and Latin America. He has published over 20 books and 250 journal articles, and has worked widely as a consultant to national governments and international agencies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy