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Mehdi Majbouri

Mahdi   Majbouri  

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Southern California
M.B.A., Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran
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Mahdi Majbouri is an assistant professor of economics at Babson College. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Southern California in August 2010. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. In the undergraduate program, he has taught Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, and Business and Economic Policy in Developing Countries. Managerial Economics for the evening MBA and the Blended Learning programs are the courses he taught at the graduate level.

His expertise is broadly in two related fields: the microeconomics of developing countries, and the economics of entrepreneurship. But he is focused on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and specifically on the income mobility, dynamics of poverty, labor markets, gender issues, entrepreneurship, education, and the impacts of oil and gas at the micro level. His research is empirical and extensively employs applied econometrics methods, such as structural, non-parametric, longitudinal, and time series econometrics.

He is a member of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Team USA, and has participated in co-authoring the GEM United States annual reports since 2011. He is the treasurer for Middle East Economic Association (MEEA) and a research associate of Economic Research Forum (ERF), a community of scientists and policy makers doing high-impact research on the MENA region. His past research has been published in Feminist Economics, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, The Journal of Real Estate Economics, and Resources Policy.​