Nijdar S. Khalid

Economics writer and researcher

Nijdar S. Khalid is an economics writer and researcher and a doctoral student in Economics at the Institute of Economics, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg. He completed his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Economics at Duhok University, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He was formerly a scientific assistant in the Center for Iraq Studies at Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; Assistant Lecturer at the College of Administration and Economics, Duhok University in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where he taught public finance and principles of economics; and before that an organizer and observer at the Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq-Duhok. Mr. Khalid is a member and researcher at the Mesopotamia Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Development in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and a follower of the Ibn Khaldun Initiative for Free Thoughts. His writings (in Kurdish, Arabic, and English) mainly focus on the free-market system, institutional economics, the private sector, and economic development.

Recent Research by Nijdar S. Khalid

— Sep 14, 2021
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government, legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).