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Transition Economies in the Middle East: the Syrian Experience

Alajaty, Mahmoud and Anchor, J.R. (2017) Transition Economies in the Middle East: the Syrian Experience. Post-Communist Economies. ISSN 1465-3958 (In Press)

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Abstract

There have been no in depth studies of post Socialist transition in the Middle East. Syria’s experience is a useful one to explore given its historically important role in the region and its distinctive characteristics. The Syrian economic transition, from the early 1990s to 2011, was in two phases: an incremental liberalisation phase and a transition to Social Market Economy phase. During both phases, Syrian policy makers showed a preference for a gradualist approach to economic transition, rather than a big-bang approach. This was facilitated by oil revenues and subsidies from the Gulf States. The Syrian experience therefore has its own distinct characteristics, as well as elements in common with the transitions in other post Socialist economies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transition economies; Syria; the Middle East
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Schools: Huddersfield Business School > Emerging Markets Research Group
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Depositing User: Mahmoud Alajaty
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 08:38
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 08:46
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/33730

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