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Hadi Salehi Esfahani

Professor of Economics


Positions Held

Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010 to present
Director, the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2011, 2017 to present
Assistant, Associate, and Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984 to present
Director, Global Studies Initiative, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2008
Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1980-1983
Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1979-1980, 1983

Recent Publications

Bahramitash, R., Esfahani, H. 2016. Political Economy of Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa: Gender Perspectives and Survival Strategies. Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bahramitash, R., Esfahani, H. 2014. Gender and Entrepreneurship in Iran. Middle East Critique, 23: 293-312

Esfahani, H., Mohaddes, K., Pesaran, M. 2014. An Empirical Growth Model for Major Oil Exporters. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 29: 1-21

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, 1988-1991, 1996-1997, 2001-2017

Service Activities

Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2006-present
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