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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
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

Esfahani, H. 2014. Social Order, Rents, and Economic Development in Iran since the Early 20th Century. In Ishac Diwar (Ed.), Understanding the Political Economy of Arab Uprisings. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

Esfahani, H. 2013. Do Sanctions Lead to the Expansion of the Underground Economy? Mehrnameh

Esfahani, H. 2013. Distributing Oil Revenue. Tejarat Farda

Esfahani, H. 2013. Prospects of Oil Revenues and the Second Stage of Subsidy Targeting. Tejarat Farda

Esfahani, H. 2013. Perspective of Irans Economy in the Mirror of Sanctions. Tazehaye Eqtesad

Esfahani, H. 2013. Suspended Stage of Subsidy Targeting. Tejarat Farda

Esfahani, H., Gurakar, E. 2013. Fading Attraction: Turkey"s Shifting Relationship with the European Union. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 53: 364-379

Esfahani, H., Mohaddes, K., Pesaran, M. 2013. Oil Exports and the Iranian Economy. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 53: 221-237

Honors and Awards

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

Best Teacher Award, Warsaw-Illinois Executive MBA Program, University of Warsaw, 2011

Faculty of the Year. Executive MBA Program, University of Illinois, 2004, 2006, 2011

Nominated as Faculty of the Year, Executive MBA Program, University of Illinois, 2003-2011

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