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It's easy to get me elated — talk to me about economics, politics, or policy in Syria 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. 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.