Cite: Krampf, The Jewish Economic Discourse of Mandatory Palestine

Krampf, Arie. "Reception of the Developmental Approach in the Jewish Economic Discourse of Mandatory Palestine, 1934-1938." Israel Studies 15,2 (2010): 80-103.




During the 1930s a set of novel economic ideas made its way into the Jewish economic discourse. These ideas, imported from Western industrial countries, brought about the abandonment of the agrarian ethos and the reception of what I term the ethos of rapid development. The article provides a new perspective on the change in attitude of the Labor Movement toward the entrepreneurial sector, industrial development, and urbanization underlying the role of economic ideas in the articulation of Zionism.

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