Burkle Seminar on Global Affairs


"Why the Middle East is Economically Underdeveloped: Historical Mechanisms" with guest speaker, Timur Kuran, Professor of Economics and Law, King Faisal Professor of Islamic Law and Culture, University of Southern California


Friday, January 30, 2004
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TBD
Los Angeles, CA 90095

"Why the Middle East is Economically Underdeveloped:  Historical Mechanisms

of Institutional Stagnation" with guest speaker, Timur Karan, Professor of Economics and Law,

King Faisal Professor of Islamic Law and Culture, University of Southern California.  Burkle Seminar on Global Affairs

 

A millennium ago the Middle East was not an economic laggard, but by the 18th century it had fallen behind.  The reason is certain components of the region's legal infrastructure relative to the West, in particular, the absence of corporations, and the amount of land and property tied up in waqf holdings.  Some obstacles were removed in 19th century reforms, but their effects remain.

 

 

The Burkle Seminar on Global Affairs is held roughly every two weeks and emphasizes interdisciplinary topics and includes scholars from other social sciences as well as public policy and law.

 

Special Instructions

by invitation only.


For more information please contact:

KristaEulberg

Tel: 310-825-0604

keulberg@international.ucla.edu


Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations