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Hadi Salehi Esfahani

Professor of Economics


Positions Held

Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2015
Assistant, Associate, and Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984-2014
Director, the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2011
Director, Global Studies Initiative, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2008
Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1979-1980, 1983
Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1979-1980

Recent Publications

Bahramitash, R., Esfahani, H. Forthcoming. Gender and Entrepreneurship in Iran. Middle East Critique

Esfahani, H., Mohaddes, K., Pesaran, M. Forthcoming. An Empirical Growth Model for Major Oil Exporters. Journal of Applied Econometrics

Esfahani, H., Mohaddes, K., Pesaran, M. Forthcoming. Oil Exports and Macroeconomic Performance in Iran. The Quarterly Journal of Money and Economy

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, 1988-1991, 1996-1997, 2001-2014

Service Activities

Editor-in-Chief, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2006-2014
Editorial Board Member, Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, 2001-2014
Editorial Council Member, Review of Development Economics, 1999-2014
President, (President, January 2007-2009; Executive Secretary, 2004-2006; Board member 1998-2003), Middle East Economic Association, 1998-2014
Member of Board of Trustees, (Member of Board of Trustees, 2011-Present, Member of Advisory Board, 1999-2007, and Fellow since 1993), Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran & Turkey, 1993-2014