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Almas Heshmati

Research Fellows

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Sogang University

Areas of Interest:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics


  • Doctor of Economics, Econometrics, Gothenburg University, May 1994.
  • B.Sc., Business Administration and Economics, Uppsala University, 1984.


  • Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea. Mar. 2013-Present
  • Professor of Economics, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden. Mar. 2014-Present
  • Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Food and Resource Economics, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, Mar.2010-Feb.2013
  • Professor of Economics, Technology, Management, Economics and Policy Program, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Sep.2008-Feb.2010
  • Professor of Economics, University of Kurdistan Hawler, The Federal Region of Kurdistan, Iraq, Dec.2007-Aug.2008

Latest Publications:

  • Khraief, N., M. Shahbaz, A. Heshmati and M. Azam (2018). “Are Unemployment Rates in OECD Countries Stationary? Evidence from Univariate and Panel Unit Root Tests”, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, forthcoming. (SSCI)
  • Ndagijimana, J., T. Nzasingizimana, and A. Heshmati (2018). “An Analysis of the Determinants of Youth Employment in Rwanda”. UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 2(2), 00- 00.
  • Tausch A. and A. Heshmati (2018). “The Effects of Globalization on the Environment”. UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 2(1), 25-40.
  • Heshmati A. (2018). “An Empirical Survey of the Ramification of a Green Economy”. International Journal of Green Economics, 12(1), 53-85.
  • Heshmati, A., S.C. Kumbhakar and J. Kim (2018). “Persistent and Transient Efficiency of International Airlines”. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 18(2), 213-238. (SSCI)
Working Papers

The Impact of Arab Spring on Hiring and Separation Rates in the Tunisian Labor Market

This paper analyses the hiring and separation rates in Tunisia before and after the Arab ... read more

Working Papers

Employment Efficiency and Production Risk in the Tunisian Manufacturing Industries

Abstract This paper specifies a flexible model of labor demand in the manufacturing sector. The model ... read more


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