Women economists of the Arab Homeland

Authored by: Talia Yousef , Robert W. Dimand

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Women’s Economic Thought

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138852341
eBook ISBN: 9781315723570
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This research aims to identify the role of Arab women in the field of economics within the Arab nations of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In doing so, the research goal is to highlight the extent of female participation in modern economics within the Arab Homeland, in comparison to the rest of the world. For consistency and to allow for a relevant comparison between female participation in economics within this region versus female participation in economics elsewhere, the field of Islamic economics will be excluded from this study. Even though Islamic economics has a profound history existing long before Adam Smith (see e.g. Hosseini 2003; Islahi 2015), this study focuses on female participation in the field of modern liberal economics.

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