Economic Welfare and Inequality in Iran

Developments since the Revolution

Editors: Farzanegan, Mohammad Reza, Alaedini, Pooya (Eds.)

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  • Addresses social justice and policy issues from natural resources to aging
  • Combines scientific methods with the qualitative experiences of Iranian academics who lived through great changes
  • Features several authors publishing in English for the first time
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This book examines economic inequality and social disparity in Iran, together with their drivers, over the past four decades. During this period, income distribution and economic welfare were affected by the 1979 Revolution, the eight-year war with Iraq, post-war privatization and economic liberalization initiatives carried out under the Rafsanjani and Khatami administrations, the ascendance of a populist economic platform under the Ahmadinejad administration, and the lifting of energy and financial sanctions under the Rouhani administration. Featuring a mix of scholars, including Iranian academics who experienced these changes and are publishing in English for the first time, this collection offers quantitative and descriptive studies of the country's post-revolutionary economic development and disparities. In most chapters, a hypothesis is developed from existing theories or observations, which is then tested using available data. This unique combination of new voices, academic as well as personal experiences, and scientific methods will be a valuable addition to the library of the scholars of modern Iran’s economy and society.

About the authors

Mohammad Reza Farzanegan is Professor of Economics of the Middle East at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. He is affiliated with MACIE (Marburg), CESifo (Munich) and ERF (Cairo). His recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Peace Research, International Tax and Public Finance, and World Development.
Pooya Alaedini is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Planning, University of Tehran, Iran. He has served as an international development consultant for UN agencies, the World Bank, and national organizations. His research has focused on major urban, regional, and social disparity issues as well as evaluation of development programs.

Contributors
Hamid Reza Ashrafzadeh, Institute for Trade Studies and Research, IranMitra Babapour, Freelance Researcher, IranNadereh Chamlou, International Development Adviser, USASajjad Faraji Dizaji, Tarbiat Modares University, IranHassan F. Gholipour, Swinburne University of Technology, AustraliaMohamad Mohammadi Khabbazan, University of Hamburg, GermanyMajid Koosheshi, University of Tehran, IranJeremy Nguyen, Swinburne University of Technology, AustraliaHossein Raghfar, Alzahra University, IranHossein Sadeghi, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Farzanegan, Mohammad Reza (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Iran’s Post-revolutionary Social Justice Agenda and Its Outcomes: Evolution and Determinants of Income Distribution and Middle-Class Size

    Alaedini, Pooya (et al.)

    Pages 15-45

  • Poverty, Inequality, and Income Mobility in Iran: A Pseudo-Panel Approach

    Raghfar, Hossein (et al.)

    Pages 47-83

  • Oil Rents, Political Institutions, and Income Inequality in Iran

    Dizaji, Sajjad Faraji

    Pages 85-109

  • Housing Costs and Inequality in Post-revolutionary Iran

    Farzanegan, Mohammad Reza (et al.)

    Pages 111-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Welfare and Inequality in Iran
Book Subtitle
Developments since the Revolution
Editors
  • Mohammad Reza Farzanegan
  • Pooya Alaedini
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95025-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95025-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95024-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95708-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 237
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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