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?"Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Dr. Rabar is a Professor and Researcher at Salahaddin University, College of Agriculture in Erbil, Iraq. He is a leading global expert on the science behind agricultural industrialization and his research has been widely published in scientific journals. He plays a central role in AKEI’s Annual Agriculture Conference. He holds a BSc in Plant Production and MSc in Field Crops from University of Salahaddin, Iraq and PhD in Post-Harvest Engineering from Universiti Putra, Malaysia.