This title provides an in depth study of Iran’s post 1979 Revolution economy under the Islamic Republic, with new material and related journal articles combined under one roof in a novel and reader friendly style.

The volume starts with an original text, summarizing the development of the Iranian economy under five successive administrations, in five distinct phases. Following this are fifteen accompanying articles providing detailed information that expands on, and compliments, the discussion in the original material. Appropriate references on specific topics are made to each relevant article, ensuring the material is easily accessible to the reader.

Topics discussed include public finance, employment, banking, petroleum, privatization, and the exchange rate. Full references are also made to US and universal economic sanctions and their effects, with the legacies of the Khatami and Ahmadinejad administrations also covered.

This versatile title is designed to appeal to a vast readership. The hurried business executive or high government official, interested in a quick review of the subject matter may simply read the original text while think tank researchers, research fellows and students can take the time to read the supplementary articles and review what is related to the topic of their choosing.

chapter |28 pages


part |198 pages


chapter 2|14 pages

Islamic fundamentalism in action

The case of Iran *

chapter 3|8 pages

Iran's unemployment crisis *

chapter 4|21 pages

Islamic social justice

Iranian Style *

chapter 5|18 pages

Iran's 20-year economic perspective

Promises and pitfalls *

chapter 6|7 pages

Iran's Oil Stabilization Fund

A misnomer*

chapter 7|19 pages

Khatami's legacy

Dashed hopes*

chapter 8|9 pages

Sanctioning the Islamic Republic

A new global wave *

chapter 9|10 pages


The rial saga *

chapter 10|7 pages


The subsidy dilemma *

chapter 11|10 pages

Ahmadinejad's legacy *

chapter 12|24 pages

Nuclear Iran

Perils and prospects *

chapter 13|15 pages

Iran's oil as a blessing and a curse *

chapter 14|13 pages

The Islamic Republic of Iran

Facts and fiction *

chapter 15|8 pages

Iran's economy facing a challenging year *