The Palestinian Economy: Between Imposed Integration and Voluntary Separation

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This book offers the only comprehensive overview of the Palestinian economy in the West Bank and Gaza. It focuses on the unique features of this unusual economy during the last thirty years. Under Israeli occupation, the Palestinian economy suffered from poorly developed domestic labor and capital markets, and considerable dependence on the highly developed Israeli economy for employment, trade and financial resources.
The book analyses past trends, present conditions and alternative arrangements for the future. A comprehensive data set is used and, for the first time, the public is presented with a detailed picture of the Palestinian economy, with tables and graphs. The authors propose new institutional arrangements between the Palestinian and Israeli economies - an economic filters plan - which will promote neither total integration nor total separation.
The book will be of great value to anyone interested in the political economy of the Middle East, the economics of occupation and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages278
ISBN (Electronic)9789004491557
ISBN (Print)9789004105386
StatePublished - Oct 1997

Publication series

NameSocial, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia
ISSN (Print)1385-3376


  • Palestinian National Authority
  • Palestinian Arabs -- Government policy -- Israel
  • Judea (Region) (Israel) -- Economic conditions
  • Samaria -- Economic conditions
  • Gaza Strip -- Economic conditions
  • Israel -- Economic policy


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