Eliezer B. Ayal

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1961

Field of Interest:
Economic Growth and Development, Urbanization, Economics of Bureaucracy

Selected Research:
“Components of Economic Freedom and Growth: An Empirical Study” (with George Karras), The  Journal of Developing Areas, Spring 1998

“Bureaucracy, Investment, and Growth” (with George Karras), Economics Letters, November 1996

“Thailand's Development, The Role of Bangkok,” Pacific Affairs, November 1992 
“Entrepreneurship in the Towns of Northern Thailand” (with L. Chulasai), Journal of Development Planning, Summer 1988

“Behavioral Variability in Migration,” in S. Maital (ed.) Applied Behavioral Economics, Simon and Schuster International Group (in the U.S. New York University Press), Spring 1988

“Arab Labor in Palestine and Beyond Within a Two-Sector Development Model,” Middle East Review, Summer 1983

Current Research Interests: 
Urbanization within and across borders

Freedom and Economic Growth

Other Significant Accomplishments:
USIA Grant, 1986-1991 

President, Council on Thai Studies 

Fulbright Grants to Thailand and Israel 1984 

Invited Distinguished Lecturer in a number of U.S. and foreign universities

Referee for foundations and journals 

Phi Beta Kappa

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Contact Information

Office: MC 144
Email: eayal@uic.edu