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Hossein G. Askari

Hossein G. Askari

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, Energy Economics, Islamic Economics and Finance, Middle East

Publications: Five most recent books are: Islam and the Path to Human and Economic Development, Foreword by Ali Allawi, with Abbas Mirakhor, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, August 2010; Risk Sharing in Finance: The Islamic Finance Alternative, with Zamir Iqbal, Noureddine Krichene and Abbas Mirakhor, Singapore: John Wiley andSons, December 2011; Conflicts and Wars:Their Fallout and Prevention, Foreword by George A. Akerlof, New York:Palgrave Macmillan, July 2012; Collaborative Colonialism: The Political Economy of Oil in the Persian Gulf, Foreword by Robert E. Looney, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2013; Conflicts in the Persian Gulf: Origins and Evolution, Foreword by Ahmad Ghoreishi, New York:Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2013.Two recent articles are: “Crude Oil Price Dynamics (2002-2006),” with N. Krichene,Energy Economics, Volume 30, Issue 5, September 2008; “An Oil Demand and Supply Model Incorporating Monetary Policy,” with N. Krichene, Energy,Volume 35, Issue 5, May 2010.

Editorial Positions: Business Economics, International Journal of Waqf and Finance

Current Research: Islamic Economics and Finance, Economic and Human Development in the Middle East, Economic Justice in Islam, Political Economy of Oil, 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.