QScience.com publishes review on Qatar’s past, present, and future economy

26 September 2012

A recent study published in QScience Connect - an open access, peer-reviewed journal from QScience.com - has shone the spotlight on the historic development of Qatar’s economy and the potential challenges it may face in the future.

Titled ‘Qatar’s economy: Past, present and future’, the review article is the work of Economic Advisor to HH Amir of Qatar and Executive Member of the Supreme Committee for Development Planning, Amiri Diwan, Ibrahim Ibrahim, and Frank Harrigan, General Secretariat for Development Planning, Department of Economic Development.

The study itself tells of Qatar's economic emergence in chronological order, beginning with the nation's independence in 1971 and concluding with an analysis of Qatar's ongoing steps towards realizing a knowledge-based economy.
Arend Kuster, Managing Director at QScience.com, said, “We are proud to publish this important review on Qatar's economy which gives and unprecedented deep understanding on the fast paced developments here in Qatar.  We are grateful that both authors have selected QScience Connect to release their highly significant findings.”

Describing Qatar's economic ascent as one of "few parallels", the review details how the nation's successful development of its hydrocarbon resources was not "by chance" but rather the product of "visionary and committed national leadership, robust and mutually rewarding relationships with international partners, and vigorous execution."

In a closing section titled 'Looking Ahead', the review details Qatar's medium and long-term prospects, concluding: "If Qatar can succeed in reshaping incentives, growing the capabilities of its citizens and expanding their horizons, it will measure up to the challenges of the new century, creating a durable legacy for future generations." The review is currently accessible and free to read on QScience.com.

QScience Connect is a new kind of peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes research in all fields that meets the simple criteria of being ethical, valid and correct.

Full text is available at: http://www.qscience.com/doi/full/10.5339/connect.2012.9

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About QScience.com  
Launched in September 2011, QScience.com is a peer-reviewed online publishing platform that offers a unique and collaborative research environment for scientists in Qatar and the rest of the world. This new platform publishes a range of peer reviewed, high quality, open access journals, databases and repositories which adhere to international publishing standards.  

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