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The point of the abstracts is to show how different societies can be affected by the same economic factor - rising oil prices Countries that I am going to present in the light of this question can be divided on two categories oil-importers and oil-exporters The following abstracts will be guided by this division Oil-exporters Many of these countries have their economies based mainly on oil export which makes them highly dependent on their resources on one hand and give certain political buttons on the other Most of these countries form OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries One of them is Iran Revenues from oil and gas exports provide up to 70 of the states general budget Both the government and economy of Iran are highly dependant on oil Foreign goods are mainly paid by petrodollars enriching many Iranians and making many individuals quite wealthy The boost in oil revenues that came with the 1973 oil price boom led to the creation of many new enterprisesKarbassian Akbar 2000 Islamic Revolution and the Management of the Iranian Economy Social Research V67 i2 p621 By this spring the price per barrel had nearly tripledOPEC production ran slightly behind world purchasingGregg Easterbrook 05152000 Opportunity cost - Hooray For Expensive Oil The new Republic P21 From this we can assume that triggering oil prices to go up simply by slowing down the production can be very profitable We have an income distribution from oil importing countries towards the oil exporting countriesBreffni ORourke EU High Oil Prices Affect Economies Societies http rferlorg nca features 2000 09 FRU000911133329html This way many macro economical problems budget holes financing of social needs et c could be happily solved But in real life these profits appear ambiguously If we take a close look at countries like Iran in the period of time we dont
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