Masoud Nili - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Masoud Nili

Senior Associates

Head of Economics Department, Sharif University of Technology

Areas of Interest:

  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Economic Development
  • Political Economy
  • Public choice


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Manchester, UK, 1995
  • M.A. Economics, University of Manchester, UK, 1992


  • Head of Economics Department, Graduate School of Management and Economics. Sharif University of Technology, 2000-present
  • Manager, The “Industrial Development Strategy of Iran” project, 2000-2004
  • Advisor, the Ministry of Industry and Mine, 2000-2005

Latest Publications:

  • Addressing The Growth Failure of the oil Economies: The Role of Financial Development, with M.Rastad, published in Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, February 2007, Vol.46, Issue, 5, pp. 726-40
  • Estimation of the Human Capital of Iran Based on the Average Years of Education of the Labor Force, Quarterly Iranian Economic Research, Vol.25, PP1-22, 2006.
  • Human Capital, Educational Distribution of Labor Force and Economic Growth: The case of Iran, with Nafisi, S., Quarterly Iranian Economic Research, Vol.17, pp1-32.2004
Working Papers

The Role of Government Activities in Explaining the Growth Failure of the Oil Exporting Countries

Abstract In standard growth models such as Barro’s (1990), government size is related to economic growth within ... read more


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