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Six decades of the Israeli-Arab conflict: An assessment of the economic aspects

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  • Aamer S. Abu-Qarn


    (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel)

The article critically evaluates the literature that deals with the economic aspects of the Israeli-Arab conflict. The survey covers: (1) data issues and lack of trustworthy time series; (2) the existence and causal direction of an arms race between Israel and its Arab neighbors; (3) the defense-growth nexus and possible spillovers from the defense industry to civilian sectors; (4) the effects of foreign aid; and (5) the dividends of a possible peace agreement. The survey concludes with recommendations for future research.

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Article provided by Economists for Peace and Security in its journal Economics of Peace and Security Journal.

Volume (Year): 3 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 8-15

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Handle: RePEc:epc:journl:v:3:y:2008:i:2:p:8-15
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