Opinion

  • Avoiding Red Ink
    Avoiding Red Ink
    It is rather unfortunate that natural resources in general and oil in particular form the...
  • Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal
    A new cruise terminal at Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi is designed to celebrate the UAE’s cultural ...
  • Moderation and Predictability
    Moderation and Predictability
    When Rouhani won the presidential election in June 2013, most observers billed his mandate as...
  • A New Equilibrium
    A New Equilibrium
    Are you interested in the oil market? Great! Now here comes the second question ...
  • Fighting the IS Plague
    Fighting the IS Plague
    One of the biggest failures of governments is indecisiveness about the catastrophes unfolding around them. While it takes days for a team of experts to produce a report of cost-benefit analysis of...
  • Lack of Competition
    Lack of Competition
    Now RichKids of Tehran is a known hashtag and another episode on the inequality debate in  ...
  • Why Suspension Is Not Sufficient
    Why Suspension Is Not Sufficient
    The Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) agreed between Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the UK, US and Germany) in ...
  • Fracking Here to Stay
    Fracking Here to Stay
    The volatility of oil prices has encouraged technological advances that have shaped energy markets.
  • Regulating Markets
    Regulating Markets
    Jean Tirole, professor of economics at MIT, has won the 2014 Economics Nobel Prize, the Royal Academy of Sciences announced on Monday. Tirole’s research interests are microeconomics, game theory and...
  • Tourism Industry Promising
    Tourism Industry Promising
    Iranians are uneasy when they notice that their neighbors like Turkey and the UAE (especially Dubai) ...
  • Restructuring Banking System
    Restructuring Banking System
    Recently the banking system of Iran has been sharply criticized because of the embezzlement of US$1bln, high interest rates on loans - more than 25% to SMEs, large number of defaults by its debtors,...
  • Investing in Iran, Legal Challenges and Solutions
    Investing in Iran, Legal Challenges and Solutions
    Iran has ample investment opportunities. With almost 80 million people it is too big a ...
  • Ferguson and the Race Barometer
    Ferguson and the Race Barometer
    Following the events in Ferguson, Missouri many wonder why race is still an issue in ...
  • To Take a Road  Much Talked About
    To Take a Road  Much Talked About
    The commentaries and analysis about Iran and its economy share one common emphasis these days: Iran is an...
  • How to Make the Iranian Economy Flourish
    How to Make the Iranian Economy Flourish
    Iran’s economy is recovering from years of stagflation ...
  • The Scottish play
    The Scottish play
    Do Scottish people follow the same path of Macbeth?  Is it all about power and not economic prosperity? What is independence about?
  • Unified Exchange Rate:  Key to Attract Investors?
    Unified Exchange Rate:  Key to Attract Investors?
    The fact that a stable economy grows faster is so pivotal that one of the core principles in economics literature has been shaped around it. It emphasizes that stability improves welfare. In other...
  • Role of Economic Policy
    Role of Economic Policy
    Iran's economy has experienced unusually tough times over the past five years. There is a consensus along with concern among observers and experts that the economy is now saddled with stagflation...
  • Iran's Direction of Trade:Turkey, India
    Iran's Direction of Trade:Turkey, India
    Iran applied to join WTO in 1996, but the process of negotiation did not start because of lack of unanimity which was required for accepting new application. USA was the main party preventing the...

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