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SYRIA'S FRAGILE ECONOMY

@inproceedings{Raphaeli2007SYRIASFE,
  title={SYRIA'S FRAGILE ECONOMY},
  author={Nimrod Raphaeli},
  year={2007}
}
Syria’s economy, which is predominantly state-controlled, has been characterized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a “stable but stagnant economy.” This characterization reflects, on the one hand, political stability and the absence of major external shocks and, on the other hand, the failure of the narrowly-based political establishment to implement extensive economic reforms to move the country into the direction of the global market. In the words of Dr. Nabil Sukkar, one of Syria’s… 

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