7 months ago
A PhD student of economics
presented his research in a seminar at Jonkoping University in Sweden.
Goran Mustafa is a PhD
candidate in Economics at UKH who’s dissertation is titled “Private Sector
Development and Diversification of Income to Reduce Dependency on Natural
Resources,” under the supervision of Dr. Nabaz Khayatt
(Principal Supervisor) and Professor Almas Heshmati (External Supervisor). Mr
Mustafa is researching an economic model to develop private sector and reduce
oil dependency in the Kurdistan Region.
On February 22nd, he presented
his discussion paper to a scholarly audience at the Jonkoping University, home
to his second (external) supervisor. His paper attempts to identity the
development factors of the private sector in natural resources dependent
countries. His findings reveal that natural resource rents can foster
development of the private sector, but the speed of adjustment in countries
with oil and gas resources towards optimal level of development is faster than
countries without oil and gas resources.