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Diwan, Ishac

Overview
Works: 101 works in 321 publications in 1 language and 5,156 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: HC415.15, 338.956
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ishac Diwan
External debt, adjustment, and burden sharing : a unified framework by Ishac Diwan( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development under adversity : the Palestinian economy in transition by Ishac Diwan( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dealing with the debt crisis by Ishrat Husain( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debt crisis in perspective; Debt management in the late 1980s; Debt reduction and recontracting
A political economy of the Middle East : state, class, and economic development by Alan Richards( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Political Economy of the Middle East is the most comprehensive analysis of developments in the political economy of the region over the past several decades, examining the interaction of economic development processes, state systems and policies, and social actors in the Middle East. The fourth edition, with new authors Melani Cammett and Ishac Diwan, has been thoroughly revised, with two new introductory chapters that provide an updated framework with which to understand and study the many changes in demography, education, labor markets, urbanization, water and agriculture, and international labor migration in recent years. The new edition also includes: a new chapter that charts the political economy of the Gulf states and, in particular, the phenomenal growth of oil economies; a new chapter on the rise of "crony capitalism;" and increased coverage of the changes in civil society and social movements in the region, including an exploration of the causes, dynamics, consequences, and aftermath of the Arab uprisings"--
Understanding the political economy of the Arab uprisings by Ishac Diwan( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the millions of citizens in the Arab World who came together in 2010-2011 to discover their common yearning for dignity and liberty, the real revolutions only began after the wave of protests. Understanding the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings reassess the interests, potential and constraints of various socio-political players and their importance in the building of a constructive environment for democratic progress in the Middle East. Initiated by the Cairo-based Economic Research Forum and edited by Ishac Diwan, this invaluable volume features contributions by Middle East academics across the world. They examine the reasons behind the uprisings, how democratic transitions transpire, the role of Arab capitalism in the crises, and how the experiences of other countries such as Indonesia, Turkey and Iran, can forecast where these uprisings may lead the Middle East in the years to come
Will Arab workers prosper or be left out in the twenty-first century? by Ishac Diwan( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East economies in times of transition by International Economic Association( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diwan and Galal looks at the structure and prospects of the Middle East economies after the 2011 Uprisings, focusing on issues of economic growth, inequality, the impact of oil, and the unfolding political transitions
Debt reduction, adjustment lending, and burden sharing by Ishac Diwan( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We argue that the disincentive effect of a debt overhang is generally small and consequently that debt reduction does not lead to important efficiency gains on this account. Instead, we develop a framework that highlights the inefficiency created by the liquidity constraint faced by over-indebted countries. Often, adjustment/investment opportunities that are profitable at the world interest rate cannot be undertaken for lack of sufficient funds. New creditors are deterred from investing as they expect to be 'taxed" by the old creditors who stand to gain disproportionately. This leads to an inefficient situation when a class of new creditors have a comparative advantage relative to the old creditors. We focus on the time inconsistency introduced by the shortage of liquidity. New (unconditional) loans will be consumed rather than invested. In this context conditional lending can release the liquidity constraint in a time consistent way and lead to efficiency gains that can be shared between the debtor, the old creditors, and the new creditors. The role of debt reduction then is to create the "headroom" needed for these new and more efficient creditors to step in
Patents, appropriate technology, and North-South trade by Ishac Diwan( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We consider the differential incentives of the North and the South to provide patent protection to innovating firms in the North. The two regions are assumed to have a different distribution of preferences over the range of exploitable technologies. Due to the scarcity of R&D resources, the two regions are in potential competition with each other to encourage the development of technologies most suited to their needs. This provides a motive for the South to provide patent protection even when it constitutes a small share of the world market and hence has strong free riding incentives otherwise. A benevolent global planner will set equal rates of patent protection only when it weights the welfare of the two regions equally. We find that the comparative statics of the Nash equilibrium exhibit considerable ambiguity. Numerical simulations in the benchmark case yield the following results: (i) when the technological preferences of the two countries become more similar, the level of patent protection provided by the South is reduced; (ii) when the relative market size of the South is increased, the South enhances its patent protection. In both cases, the level of Northern patents is relatively insensitive
The pricing of country funds and their role in capital mobilization for emerging economies by Ishac Diwan( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing with the debt crisis( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Bureaucrats Move out of Business A Cost-Benefit Assessment of Labor Retrenchment in China by Yi Chen( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ors may be contacted at ychen@dol.eta.gov or idiwan@worldbank.org
Will HIPC matter? : the debt game and donor behavior in Africa by Nancy Birdsall( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commpetition, complementarity and contagion in East Asia by Ishac Diwan( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical perspectives on national index funds by Ishac Diwan( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long term prospects in Eastern Europe : the role of external finance in an era of change by Ishac Diwan( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bureaucrats move out of business : a cost-benefit assessment of labor retrenchment in China by Chen Yi( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: May 2000 - Reformers of China's state enterprises should realize that more could be realized from capital transfer than is being gained from labor retrenchment. And more efficient capital allocation, by reducing the pressure on labor, would bring larger gains at a lower social cost. Chen and Diwan estimate the costs and benefits of labor retrenchment in state-owned industrial enterprises in China. Their results indicate the prevalence of low and stagnant labor productivity, low capital productivity, and excessively high wages in the state sector for the period reviewed (1994-97). The private sector exhibited consistently greater productivity. The authors' most striking finding: A greater gain could be realized from capital transfer than is being gained from labor retrenchment. Their simulation results for 1996 estimate that 43 percent of the workers in state enterprises and 70 percent of the capital are redundant. By itself, a transfer of labor from the public to the private sector at the current magnitude (20 percent of the labor force) would secure only 2 percent gains in output. A transfer of 10 percent of both capital and labor would achieve a greater efficiency gain than transferring the full 43 percent of redundant workers. This is partly because the private sector uses capital more efficiently than the public sector and partly because it needs capital to hire workers transferred from the public sector. Their results suggest that reform in state enterprises should concentrate more on the efficiency of capital allocation, not just on labor retrenchment. More efficient capital allocation would reduce the pressure on labor and would bring larger gains at a lower social cost. This paper - a product of the Economic Policy and Poverty Reduction Division, World Bank Institute - is part of a larger effort in the institute to study the architecture of reform. The authors may be contacted at ychen@dol.eta.gov or idiwan@worldbank.org
Are buybacks back? : menu-driven debt-reduction schemes with heterogeneous creditors by Ishac Diwan( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The menu approach to developing country external debt : an analysis of commercial banks' choice behavior by Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of the Arab uprisings by Melani Claire Cammett( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melani Cammett and Ishac Diwan explore the impact of the Arab Spring and subsequent events in the region. The Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings analyzes the ways in which salient socioeconomic and political factors are interacting to shape the construction of new political institutions and economic reform programs. The authors introduce students to events with vivid depictions of regional variations in the uprisings, pointing to a variety of factors that differentiate the countries of the region and help to explain their distinct trajectories thus far"--
 
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External debt, adjustment, and burden sharing : a unified framework
Alternative Names
Diwan, Isaac.

Diwan, Ishac

Diwan, Ishak

Dīwān, Isḥāq

Languages
English (177)

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Development under adversity : the Palestinian economy in transitionDealing with the debt crisis