Hadi Salehi Esfahani - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Hadi Salehi Esfahani

Research Fellows

Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Areas of Interest:

  • Institutions and Development

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1984
  • M.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1982
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Tehran University, Iran, 1977

Experience:

  • Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-present
  • Director of Global Studies Initiative, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-present
  • Associate Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990-2003

Latest Publications:

  • “Is the World Flat? Differential Regulation of Domestic and Foreign-Owned Firms,” with Elizabeth Asiedu, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Forthcoming.
  • “Explaining Trade Policy in the Middle East and North Africa,” with Lyn Squire, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2007, 46.5: 660-684.
  • “A Reexamination of the Political Economy of Growth in MENA Countries,” in M. Hashem Pesaran and Jeffrey B. Nugent, Explaining Growth in the Middle East (Contributions to Economic Analysis, Volume 278), Elsevier, North Holland, 2007.
Working Papers

A Political Economy Model of Resource Pricing with Evidence from the Fuel Market

The paper suggests that institutional developments may not have monotone effects on economic policy.  The ... read more



Working Papers

Hiding Public Debt

This paper examines the determinants of hidden public debt—that is, government financial commitments and contingent ... read more


Working Papers

Gender and Labor Allocation: The Role of Institutions and Policies in the Allocation of Female and Male Labor

There is enormous variation in the patterns of labor allocation, especially among women, across countries ... read more


Working Papers

Iranian Economy in Twentieth Century: A Global Perspective

Abstract This paper examines the economic transformation of Iran in a global context through the twentieth century. ... read more


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