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Pfeifer, Karen

Professor Emeritus, Economics
Smith College


Karen Pfeifer is Professor Emerita of Economics at Smith College, having taught there from 1979 to 2010. Pfeifer's main teaching and research interests are in comparative economic systems, with an area focus on economic growth and development in the Middle East and North Africa. She was named a Fulbright senior scholar in 1993-1994 and 2001-2002, and has done research in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Turkey, and the Palestinian Territories. Her two current scholarly projects entail applying the theory of social structures of accumulation to a sample of Middle Eastern economies and explaining the dynamics of relations between the Gulf and eastern Mediterranean economies. She has served as an editor of Research in Middle East Economics, Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, and Middle East Report. Pfeifer received her Ph.D. in economics from The American University in 1981.

DISCIPLINE
Economics
SUB AREAS
Mediterranean Studies   
19th-21st Centuries   
Political Economy   
Comparative   
Development   
Trade/Investment   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Turkey   
Gulf   
Mashreq   
Mediterranean Countries   
SPECIALTIES
Reg Integration/Investment, East Med/GCC   
Islamic Econ   
Econ Dev in ME/N Af 19-21st C   
LANGUAGES
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EDUCATION
PhD1981EconAmer U
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Karen Pfeifer






Department of Economics
Smith College
Neilson B14
Northampton, MA
01063
United States
Phone:413-585-3623
Fax:413-585-3389
kpfeifer@smith.edu