Hadi S Esfahani

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Contact Information

220 International Studies Building
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Professor

Research Description

Hadi Esfahani, Director of CSAMES, is a Professor of Economics and Business Administration. Dr. Esfahani is a distinguished scholar and educator in economics with a long and successful career at Illinois. His research focuses on theoretical and empirical issues in the political economy of development; the role of country institutions in the formation and reform of fiscal, trade, and regulatory policies, especially in the Middle East region. He has been a consultant to the World Bank on regulation in developing countries. He was previously CSAMES director from 2009 to 2011.

Additional Campus Affiliations

Director, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, Global Studies Programs and Courses
Professor, Business Administration
Editor-in-Chief, Bureau of Economic & Business Research, Gies College of Business

Recent Publications

Cinar, M., Esfahani, H. S., & Nugent, J. B. (2019). An introduction to the special issue of the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance on the economies of Middle East and North Africa. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 73, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2019.08.003

Esfahani, H. S. (2016). Dedication of this special issue to Professor Werner Baer (December 14, 1931–March 31, 2016). Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2016.08.005

Bahramitash, R., & Esfahani, H. S. (2016). Introduction. In R. Bahramitash, & H. S. Esfahani (Eds.), Political and Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa (pp. 1-20). Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137481429_1

Bahramitash, R., & Esfahani, H. S. (Eds.) (2016). Political and Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa. Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137481429

Bahramitash, R., & Esfahani, H. S. (2016). Women’s Economic Role in the MENA Region: Growth and Equality through Female-Owned SMEs. In R. Bahramitash, & H. S. Esfahani (Eds.), Political and Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa (pp. 155-190). Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137481429_6

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