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This website is my free thinking space. I also use it for sharing my publications and their underlying codes, research toolsconsulting services, and contributions to the media.

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Karam Shaar - Syria Economy Analyst

It's easy to get me elated — talk to me about economics, politics, or policy in Syria or New Zealand over a cup of black coffee. I'd enjoy the chat even more if we both knew how little we generally know and how systematically biased we can be.

​I'm Syrian and I live in New Zealand. I hold a PhD in Economics and currently work as an independent consultant on Syria. I am also the Research Director of the Operations and Policy Center and a Non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute. Prior to that, I worked as a Senior Analyst at the New Zealand Treasury and as a Senior Lecturer on Middle East Politics at Massey University.

For my services, click here. For media inquiries, click here. To view past and upcoming events, click here. Otherwise, I'd love to stay in touch! I usually tweet in English and post on Facebook in Arabic.