Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2008; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 2003; M.A., Institute for Research in Planning and Development, Tehran, Iran, 2000; B.S., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1997.
Macroeconomics, public economics, contract theory.
"Adverse Selection in the Annuity Markets and the Role for Social Security"
"Risk Sharing, Inequality and Fertility" (joint with Larry Jones and Ali Shourideh)
Arizona State University, 2008-present.
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Heller Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2007-2008; First Prize - Hardy Third Year Paper Competition, University of Minnesota, 2006; Cleo Fitzsimmons Award, University of Illinois, 2002.
Referee, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, Review of Economic Dynamics; Member, Econometric Society.
Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Research Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 2005-2007.
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ECN 213 - Honors Macroeconomics
Introduces modern macroeconomic analysis. Theory of national income, unemployment, inflation, and economic growth and its application to economic policy. Not open to students with credit in ECN 313.
ECN 313 - Intermed Macroeconomic Theory
Determinants of aggregate levels of employment, output, and income of an economy.
ECN 791 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.