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Mahdi Majbouri

Research Fellows

Associate Professor, Babson College, Wellesley, MA

Areas of Interest:

  • Labor and Human Resources
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Institutions


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern California, 2010
  • MA, Business Administration, Sharif University of Technology, 2004
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2002


  • Associate Professor, Economics Division Babson College, Wellesley, MA, 2010-present
  • Research Assistant University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2007
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Sept. 2005 – May 2008
  • Editorial Assistant for this Scholarly Journal, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 2007 – Sept. 2008

Latest Publications:

  • “Against the Wind: Labor Force Participation of Women and Economic Instability in Iran,” forthcoming in Feminist Economics, published online on April 11, 2016
  • “Oil and Entrepreneurship,” Energy Policy (2016), 94: 10-15.
  • “Calculating the Income Counterfactuals for Oil Producing Countries of the MENA Region,” Resources Policy (2015), 44: 47-56.
  • “Female Labor Force Participation in Iran: A Structural Analysis,” Review of Middle East Economics and Finance (2015), 11(1): 1-24.
  • . “Start Your Class With A “What Do You Know?” Survey,” in Victoria L. Crittenden, Kathryn Esper, Nathan Karst and Rosa Slegers (Eds.) Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom (2015). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing LTD.


Working Papers

Twins, Family Size, and Female Labor Force Participation in Iran

Despite the rapid rise of women’s education and the fall of their fertility rates in ... read more

Working Papers

Estimating the Income Counterfactual for Oil Producing Countries of The MENA Region

How much richer would oil producing countries in the Middle East be if they invested ... read more


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