Denison Presents Expert On Middle East Oil Economy
Date of Event: October 3, 2000
Posted: September 29, 2000
The author of five books on Middle East economies and the role oil plays in those economies will speak at Denison University at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 3) in Slayter Auditorium. Abbas Alnasrawi will discuss "Oil, War and Economic Sanctions." A professor of economics at the University of Vermont and the former president of Middle East Economic Association, Alnasrawi is an expert on the political economy of oil and the Iraqi economy.
He has written: "The Economy of Iraq: Oil, Wars, Destruction of Development and Prospects, 1950-2010"; "OPEC in a Changing World Economy"; "Arab Oil and U.S. Energy Requirements"; "Arab Nationalism, Oil, and the Political Economy of Dependency"; and "Financing Economic Development in Iraq."
During the 1950s, Alnasrawi served on the staff of the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Iraq. He also has served as a consultant to OPEC and to UNESCO, among other international and United Nations groups. He is a member of The American Economics Association and the Arab Society for Economics Research and also is a past president of the Iraqi Economic Forum.
In addition to the papers he has presented at professional associations, Alnasrawi's work has been published in The Middle East Journal, Journal of World Trade Law, OPEC Review and American-Arab Affairs.
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