Mehdi Shakiba

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Contact Information

214 David Kinley Hall,
1407 W. Gregory,
Urbana, IL 61801
2018-2019 Job Market Candidate

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Game Theory
  • Political Economics

Research Description

Job Market Paper: Do Senators Take Strategic Advantage of their Last Names? [Full text in PDF]


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, expected 2019
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2013

Awards and Honors

Honored in the ”List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students”:

  • Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 semesters, as the Instructor for Game Theory
  • Fall 2014, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016 semesters, as a TA for Intermediate Microeconomics

Courses Taught

  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Game Theory
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (TA)