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Economic policy and prospects in Iraq

  • Christopher Foote
  • William Block
  • Keith Crane
  • Simon Gray

This paper describes the Coalition Provisional Authority’s attempts to stabilize and reform Iraq’s economy along market lines. It argues that while security concerns remain serious, Iraq’s economy has not been crippled by violence. However, sustained economic growth will depend on whether Iraq’s future leaders pursue the pro-market approaches the Coalition has advocated. If the Iraqi economy is to reach its potential, it will need to go even farther than the Coalition did, implementing reforms the Coalition did not pursue because of security concerns.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in its series Public Policy Discussion Paper with number 04-1.

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