Public Payroll Expansion in Iraq: Causes and Consequences

By Ali Al-Mawlawi.

Public Payroll Expansion in Iraq: Causes and Consequences

The public payroll in Iraq has grown unchecked since 2003, commensurate with the country’s vastly expanding oil wealth.

With few alternative sources of government income, the state budget’s growth poses worrying questions about whether this ongoing trend can be sustained without risking economic ruin.

Click here to read the full report from the London School of Economics.

The report will be launched at the LSE’s Middle East Centre on Tuesday 3rd December, 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with speakers Ali Al-Mawlawi, Alia Moubayed and Toby Dodge.

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