Gholamreza Soltani - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Gholamreza Soltani

Research Fellows

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Shiraz University, Iran

Areas of Interest:

  • Production Economics and Farm Management
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis


  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA , 1970
  • M.Sc., Forestry Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1967
  • B.Sc., Agriculture, Tehran University, Iran, 1964


  • Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Shiraz University, Iran, present
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA, AUSTRALIA 1997-present

Latest Publications:

  • Soltani, G.R. 2010. Agricultural Water Management Focusing on Sustainability.Presentation at sustainable management of Water resources Conference. National Academy of Sciences February 2010. Tehran,Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • Soltani,G.R. 2010. The need for orientation of Economic Research towards Sustainable Agriculture.:Invited paper.Iranian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 4:1-7.
  • Shajari,S.,M.Bakhshoodeh,and G.R.Soltani. 2010. Enhancing irrigation Demand Management focusing on Sustainable use of water in Doroudzan River Basin using Decision Support System.Presentation at the 7th Biennial conference of Iranian Agricultural Economic Association,3-4th February 2010.Agriculture and Natural Resources Campus,Karaj,Iran.


Working Papers

Rice Market Liberalization in Iran: Welfare and Poverty

In an effort to achieve and maintain national self-sufficiency in basic agriculture products a variety ... read more

Policy Research Reports

Pricing Irrigation Water: Focusing on Sustainability

Conceptually, farmer performance in terms of efficiency and sustainability is influenced by decision-making environments and ... read more

Working Papers

Economic and Social Impacts of Groundwater Overdraft: The Case of Iran

Abstract Excessive withdrawal of groundwater for irrigation raises the issue of the sustainability of irrigated agriculture ... read more

Working Papers

Optimization of Agricultural Water Use and Trade Patterns: The Case of Iran

Abstract This study addresses the problem of agricultural water use efficiency via optimization of cropping patterns, ... read more

Working Papers

Labor Productivity, Underemployment and Rural Migration in Iran

Abstract The relationships among labor productivity, underemployment and small farmers' migration decisions in Iran were studied. ... read more


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