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. Rabar Fatah Salih

Research Fellow

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.