Dr. Paiman Ahmad
Law and Administration Department, University of Raparin, Raniah, Iraq
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Dr. Dilshad H. Khdhir
International Relations & Diplomacy, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
Email: [email protected]
DOI: 10.23918/ICABEP2019p24
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This paper attempts to investigate the impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on economic development in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Also, this study focuses on the relationship between FDI and energy industry’s production, and its implication on the Kurdistan Region as a booming economy in Iraq. Additionally, the paper highlights the importance of the International Oil Companies (IOCs) in the Kurdistan Region and the challenges that the IOCs faces while investing in the Kurdistan Region. Ultimately, the paper takes a look at the security situation as the main barrier for the foreign direct investment in the region.

Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, Kurdistan Region, Petroluem Sector, Economic Development, International Oil Companies

International Conference on Accounting, Business, Economics and Politics

ISBN: 978-9922-9036-3-7