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Eliezer B. Ayal, PhD

Professor Emeritus



Selected Publications

“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


PhD, Cornell University, 1961

Professional Memberships

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

Research Currently in Progress

Urbanization within and across borders

Freedom and Economic Growth