Kurdistan’s Road to Independence: Building a New Economic Structure

By Tara Shwan

As the people of the Kurdistan Region prepare to head to the polls on September 25, 2017, in a historical referendum on Kurdistan's independence, we compare the economies of Iraq with other nations and ask, “What economic structure would a sovereign Kurdistan take?"

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Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum from an Economic Point of View

By Tara Shwan

This is not a political opinion, but an economic point of view. Some people in the Kurdistan Region oppose the proposed referendum for independence just because it's adopted by a certain party, while others argue that this isn't the right time for a serious step like that as the Region is suffering from severe economic crisis.

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Good Governance of Natural Resources for Economic Growth

By Paiman Ramazan Ahmad

Kaufmann et al (1999) defined "governance as the traditions and institutions that determine how authority is exercised in a country." Based on available literature including thoughts of neo-institutional scholars including, Douglass North and MancurOlsan, a positive relationship between the quality of institutions, governance structures, and economic growth is found.

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Dr. Alan Bahaddin Abdulla Almudarris

Research Fellow

Lecturer at College of Law and Political Sciences, Salahaddin-Hawler University.

Dr. Alan is currently a university lecturer and has taught at several universities and institution. He has obtained his LL.B Bachelor of Law, Salahaddin University-Hawler in 2001-2002 and his LL.M Master in Laws (Private Law) in 2006 and his Ph.D in (Private Law- Commercial, Companies, Banking and Financial Institutions Law) in 2013 from the same university. From 2002 to 2004, Alan started working as legal affairs director at the Financial Monitoring Committee of the Kurdistan Region and then moved to the Presidency of Salahaddin-Hawler University as legal affairs director in 2007-2008. In 2009 he has become member of the Legal Research Centre of the University until 2012.His current position is, beside teaching and conducting researches at the University, the head of the Curricula Development Committee at Salahaddin-Hawler University’s College of Law and Political Sciences, Department of Law.

He is also a part time lecturer at Lebanese French University in Erbil and Judicial Institution.

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