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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, the Arab World, 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 work as an independent consultant and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the New Lines Institute. I'm also an establishing partner at the Observatory of Political and Economic Networks. I was previously a Nonresident Scholar at the Middle East Institute and served as the Research Director of the Operations and Policy Center, a Senior Analyst at the New Zealand Treasury, and a Senior Lecturer on Middle East Politics.

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.

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