Iraqi Kurdistan’s two contrasting economic images
Abstract:This article analyses the contrasting positive and negative economic images of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Oil prospects, foreign direct investment and trade with Turkey, information technology and water, among others, contribute to the positive image. However, the KRG also remains a classic rentier state with all the problems that entails. Other problems contributing to the negative image include unemployment, a large public payroll, banking, taxing, agriculture and corruption, among others.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Tennessee Technological University
Publication date: April 30, 2012
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