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Title: Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs
Department: International Business
Address: Funger Hall, Suite 405
Phone: (202) 994-0847
Curriculum vitae: CV
Degrees: Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966
Area of Expertise: International Trade and Finance, Economic Development in the Persian Gulf, Oil Economics
Publications: The Middle East Oil Exporters: What Happened to Economic Development? 2006, Co-author of two books on economic sanctions in 2003, Economic Development in the GCC, 1997.
Editorial Positions: Business Economics
Current Research: Economic Development, Militarization, and Corruption in the Persian Gulf, Modeling of Oil and Gas Prices, Islamic Economics and Finance, Economic Sanctions
Other: Before coming to GW in 1982, he was an instructor of Economics at M.I.T., Assistant Professor of Economics at Tufts University, Associate Professor of Economics at Wayne State University, and Professor of International Business and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He served for two and a half years on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund and was Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Saudi Arabia. In the mid-1980s, he was the director of a team that developed energy models and planning for Saudi Arabia. During 1990-1991, he was asked by the governments of Iran and Saudi Arabia to act as an intermediary to restore diplomatic relations and from 1991-1992 he was asked by the Government of Kuwait to intermediate to improve relations with Iran. He was a weekly guest columnist for the Iranian national daily, Etemad-e-Melli.