Category Archives: Economic Development

Op-ed: “The Roots of Middle East Mistrust”

The Roots of Middle East Mistrust.” Project Syndicate, July 8, 2016.

Article: “The Scale of Entrepreneurship in Middle Eastern History: Inhibitive Roles of Islamic Institutions”

The Scale of Entrepreneurship in Middle Eastern History: Inhibitive Roles of Islamic Institutions,” in The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times, ed. William J. Baumol, David S. Landes, and Joel Mokyr (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010), pp. 62-87.

Article: “Institutional Causes of Underdevelopment in the Middle East: A Historical Perspective”

Institutional Causes of Underdevelopment in the Middle East: A Historical Perspective,” in Institutional Change and Economic Behavior, ed. János Kornai, Laszlo Matyas, and Gérard Roland (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008), pp. 64-76.

  • Chinese translation by Qingjin Zhou: “Zhong Dong Luo Hou de Zhidu Yuanyin: Yige Lishi Shijao.” Journal of Institutional Economic Research,  (2010): in press.