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Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development

Djavad Salehi‐Isfahani received in PhD in Economics from Harvard University and taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1977–1984) before joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, where he is currently Professor of Economics. He is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Global Economy and Development, the Brookings Institution, and a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Cairo.

He has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford (1991–1992), the Brookings Institution (2007–2008), and Harvard Kennedy School (2009–2010, and 2013, and 2016-2017). He has served on the Board of Trustees of the ERF, the Middle East Economic Association, the International Iranian Economic Association, and as Associate Editor of the Middle East Development Journal. His research has been in energy economics, demographic economics, and the economics of the Middle East. He has coauthored two books, Models of the Oil Market and After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World, and edited two books, Labor and Human Capital in the Middle East and The Production and Diffusion of Public Choice. His articles have appeared in the Economic Journal, the Journal of Development Economics, Health Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, the Journal of Economic Inequality, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the Middle East Development Journal, and Iranian Studies, among others.

Djavad Salehi‐Isfahani received in PhD in Economics from Harvard University and taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1977–1984) before joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, where he is currently Professor of Economics. He is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Global Economy and Development, the Brookings Institution, and a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Cairo.

He has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford (1991–1992), the Brookings Institution (2007–2008), and Harvard Kennedy School (2009–2010, and 2013, and 2016-2017). He has served on the Board of Trustees of the ERF, the Middle East Economic Association, the International Iranian Economic Association, and as Associate Editor of the Middle East Development Journal. His research has been in energy economics, demographic economics, and the economics of the Middle East. He has coauthored two books, Models of the Oil Market and After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World, and edited two books, Labor and Human Capital in the Middle East and The Production and Diffusion of Public Choice. His articles have appeared in the Economic Journal, the Journal of Development Economics, Health Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, the Journal of Economic Inequality, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the Middle East Development Journal, and Iranian Studies, among others.