Mohammad al Asadi

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PhD Student

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 105, Room 2.23 / 2.24 / 2.27 / 2.32
44789 Bochum

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Research Interest

  • Post-conflict Economic Reconstruction
  • Development Finance
  • Macroeconomic Policies for Pro-poor Growth
  • Institutions and Economic Growth

PhD Project

Fiscal Position Sustainability in Post-Conflict Countries: determinants and relevant approaches

Countries coming out of conflict face enormous challenges; peace settlement, institutions building, and economic recovery are among the prominent ones. Public finance, in this regard, is crucial for broad-based recovery and for covering the variety of the pressing needs of the reconstruction phase.

Given the special challenges faced by war-torn economies, and the pressing need for external funding in the reconstruction period, it is crucial to analyze the fiscal sustainability in post-conflict countries. Unsustainable fiscal position of post-conflict economies can jeopardize -in the medium to long-run- the gains of years of peace and development threatening the relapse into conflict.

I aim in my research to define the determinants affecting fiscal position sustainability in post-conflict countries. This includes analyzing the potential role of aid, debt level and composition, trade terms … etc. This will allow me to draw lessons for achieving sustainable economic recovery in post-conflict countries.

Supervisor: Prof. Löwenstein