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Seteney Shami and Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479827787

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.001.0001

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Oil on the Waters? Middle East Studies and Economics for the Middle East

Oil on the Waters? Middle East Studies and Economics for the Middle East

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(p.112) Chapter Three Oil on the Waters? Middle East Studies and Economics for the Middle East
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Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu
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Karen Pfeifer

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0004

This chapter first reviews the reasons for the weak links between the fields of economics and Middle East studies (MES) in the United States. It then examines the growth of the economics profession and its work in the Middle East and the shaping of this work by international and regional organizations, especially the Middle East Economic Association and the Economic Research Forum for the Arab World, Turkey, and Iran. It concludes by considering the contested boundaries between economics and MES and how the political uprisings of 2011 were both affected by and affect the work of economists in the region, as painful economic reality and the contest of economic ideas quietly underlay the louder and more dramatic political turmoil of 2011–13.

Keywords:   Middle East studies, economics, Middle East Economic Association, Economic Research Forum for the Arab World, Turkey, Iran, political uprisings

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