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Syria on the Path to Economic Reform

Samir Seifan
Syria on the Path to Economic Reform
ISBN: 978-0-9559687-6-1
2010/75 pages
St Andrews Papers on Contemporary Syria
Distributed for the University of St Andrews Centre for Syrian Studies


Noted Syrian political and economic analyst Samir Seifan provides an overview and assessment of the first five years of President Bashar al-Assad's program for economic reform. Seifan also examines the forces for—and obstacles to—reform in Syria and outlines in detail how the regime's goal of transition to a "social market economy" might best be achieved.

The book includes a summary of papers from the proceedings of the Conference on Economic Reform held in Damascus in November 2008.


Samir Seifan is a fellow at the Orient Centre for International Studies in Damascus and at the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of St Andrews.