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Mahdi Majbouri

Research Associates

Assistant Professor, Economics Division, Babson College, Wellesley, MA

Areas of Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Econometrics


  • 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


  • Assistant Professor, Economics Division Babson College, Wellesley, MA, 2010-present
  • Research Assistant University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2007

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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