TOPICS Economics and development

Economics and development

Ahmed Tabaqchali Introduction The current debate over the interpretation of the 2019 budget that governs the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) share of the federal budget in return for contributing 250,000 bbl/d to federal oil exports has echoes of the first conflict...
Once used by only a few countries around the world ,Sovereign Wealth Funds( SWF )are becoming an increasingly common feature of international finance†and state-led economic development .An increasing number of countries ,predominantly developing countries, who rely on the export of commodities such as...
The path to recovery and reconstruction in post-conflict Iraq is fraught with pitfalls. The new government will need to tread carefully if it is to maintain macroeconomic stability and fiscal discipline, while trying to address the urgent needs of...
Among the most important questions awaiting the next Iraqi government will be how to rein in public sector spending while simultaneously addressing the needs of 2.5 million unemployed Iraqis who urgently require jobs. With the national unemployment rate currently...
The escalating dispute between the United States and Turkey has strained ties between the two NATO members to a point not seen since 1974, when Turkish forces invaded Northern Cyprus, which pushed relations to the verge of collapse.  The current...
Economic Velocity - How to sustain growth through economic flexibility and adaptability: the French model of state interventionism By Catherine Shakdam Given the  very nature of our global economy and the unescaping reality of our ‘entanglements’ - 2008 stock market crash...
The expression was coined by Jean Fourastier (1907-1990) in his book “Les Trente Glorieuses, or the invisible revolution from 1946 to 1975”, published in 1979. This expression refers to “the Revolution of the Three Glorious”, three days of revolt...
OVERVIEW If much of Europe breathed a sigh of relief following the fall of Berlin in 1945 - and with it, Nazy Germany, much of the Old Continent found itself tittering on the edge of financial bankruptcy. France, like many...
The term "Big Data" is a broad definition that covers all data relating to institutions and individuals. Data extraction is one way of accessing information. Data extraction techniques reveal the information behind the data and how to interpret it. In...
  Domestic tourism - historically - is the primary form of tourism that persists to this today and represents the bulk of global tourism activity. Economists at the World Tourism Organisation estimate that domestic tourism at the global level represents...

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