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About Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani conducts research on the economics of the Middle East and is currently a professor of economics at Virginia Tech. He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and is also serving as the Dubai Initiative fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. This fall he is the Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Belfer Center of Harvard Kennedy School. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Economic Research Forum (2001-2006), a network of Middle East economists based in Cairo.




Author Archives: Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

Rouhani Reaches Out at Davos

January 29th, 2014 | by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Hassan Rouhani tried to persuade world


Reading Rouhani

October 9th, 2013 | by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The diplomatic push by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to resolve the decade-long dispute over Iran’s nuclear program


Is Time on Iran’s Side?

April 8th, 2013 | by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The latest round of talks between the P5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany) and


Iran’s Economy After Devaluation

February 7th, 2013 | by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Four months after the collapse of the rial earlier this fall, Iran’s economy is still reeling from


Understanding the Rial’s Freefall

October 4th, 2012 | by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The sharp drop in the value of the rial in the last two weeks has created much excitement



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