Dr Karam Shaar is a Political Economist. His earlier work focussed on macroeconomics, aid economics, sanctions, energy, and actor mapping in Syria and New Zealand. He is the Syria Program Manager at the Observatory of Political and Economic Networks and non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute. Prior to that, he was 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 more information, please visit www.karamshaar.com.

Education
PhD in economics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Master of science in economics, University Putra Malaysia
Bachelor’s in economics and business administration, University of Aleppo

Countries of Expertise
Syria and the broader Middle East

Issue of Expertise
Syria’s political economy

Languages
English, Arabic