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- ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 158.00
The economy of Iraq has fluctuated wildly since the 1950s. It has been affected by changes in governments, by wars, and by general instability. This book analyzes a complex subject and is especially timely at this critical juncture in the history of Iraq, the Middle East, and international relations. Abbas Alnasrawi traces the growth of the Iraqi economy... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 144.00
Oil revenue has been an economic curse for Iraq. In the second half of the 20th century the international oil sector shaped Iraq's economy, forcing it to rely too heavily on revenue brought in by oil production and exports. Iraq's failure to use copious oil rents to diversify the economy has proven disastrous for its people and economy. Its over-reliance... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 175.00
The opening of the Caspian Sea basin to Western investment following the breakup of the Soviet Union produced a major contest for access to the region's vast energy reserves on the part of powers as close as Russia, Turkey, and Iran, and as far away as Japan and the United States. Indeed, the struggle to exploit Caspian oil has been one of the most... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 74.99
The book, a joint work of the African Development Bank and the African Union, presents a comprehensive analysis of the oil and gas resources in Africa. It uniquely highlights, through country examples, and with an African focus but a global perspective, the specific challenges and constraints facing the continent as a whole in the exploitation and... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 49.99
By the end of the 1980s, the once mighty U.S. steel industry seemed on its last legs. More than a quarter of a million jobs had been lost, and communities like Pittsburgh and Bethlehem were devastated. Yet today, the industry again stands as a world-class competitor. In The Renaissance of American Steel, Roger Ahlbrandt, Richard Fruehan, and Frank... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
The Caspian redefines a Caspian debate long characterized by one-sided and politically motivated analyses and, at times, fantastic reporting. Bringing together a range of influential voices from academia, the media, the oil industry, civil service, the military and diplomatic corps, this book rewrites the region's recent history. more...
- International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 12.50
Despite its vast oil wealth, central Africa still struggles to sustain strong, inclusive economic growth or to generate sufficient employment opportunities, particularly for its fast-growing youth population. Drawing on new research, Oil Wealth in Central Africa lays out the macroeconomic and growth challenges facing the region; examines oil wealth... more...
- Orell Füssli Verlag 2010; US$ 25.25
Als Sohn deutschsprachiger Juden floh Marc Rich während des Zweiten Weltkriegs in die USA. Als Rohstoffhändler brach er in den Siebzigerjahren das Kartell der großen Ölkonzerne. Als Herr über das "schwarze Gold" wurde er 17 Jahre lang von amerikanischen Agenten gejagt. Nun nimmt der mysteriöse Milliardär erstmals Stellung. Marc Rich, Gründer... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 9.00
Rising fuel subsidies have contributed to fiscal pressures in India. A key policy concern regarding subsidy reform is the adverse welfare impact on households, in particular poor households. This paper evaluates the fiscal and welfare implications of fuel subsidy reform in India. Fuel subsidies are found to be badly targeted, with the richest ten percent... more...