Dr. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani is a professor of Economics at Virginia Tech, and a visiting fellow at the Middle East Youth Initiative at the Wolfensohn Center for Development housed in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. His expertise and research focus is in economics, demographic economics, energy economics, and the economics of Iran and of the larger Middle East.
Dr. Salehi-Isfahani served as Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and was a visiting professor at the University of Oxford. He has been a research fellow with the Economic Research Forum., a regional association of Middle Eastern economists based in Cairo, since 1993, and served on their Board of Trustees between 2001 and 2006. He additionally serves on the board of the Middle East Economic Association
Dr. Salehi-Isfahani holds a BSc from the University of London, Queen Mary College and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Development Economics, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Iranian Studies, Economic Development and Cultural Change, The Economic Journal, and the Journal of Economic Inequality, among others.
- 978-0-415-27461-6 Models of the Oil Market (1991) ISBN 3-7186-5072-X
- The Production and Diffusion of Public Choice Political Economy: Reflections of the VPI (2004) ISBN 1-4051-2453-9
- Labor and Human Capital in the Middle East: Studies of Markets and Household Behavior (2001) ISBN 0-86372-295-4
- Government subsidies and demand for petroleum products in Iran (WPM) (1996) ISBN 0-948061-95-2 download
- Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Department of Economics at Virginia Tech
- Wolfensohn Center for Development
- “Government Subsidies and the Demand for Petroleum Products in Iran,” Research in Middle East Economics, Vol. 1, 1996: 53-81, JAI Press. First appeared as World Petroleum Markets Working Paper #22, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, 1996. Translated and reprinted with modifications as “Pricing of Petroleum Products in Iran,” Development and Planning Review, 2(9) winter 1995, 1-31 (in Persian).
- “Models of the Oil Market Revisited,” Journal of Energy Literature, 1(1), summer 1995: 3-21. Reprinted in The Economics of Energy, Vol. 1, edited by Paul Stevens, the International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series, 2000, London: E. Edgar Publishers.
- “Oil Exports, Exchange Rate Appreciation and Demand for Imports in Nigeria,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, 37(3), April 1989: 495-512.
- “The Role of the Oil and Gas Sector in Post-Revolutionary Iran,” in Kamran Pirouz, ed., Economic Development in Post-Revolutionary Iran, Proceedings of a Conference held March 3, 1995, School of Business Administration, Montclair State University, 1995: 6-12.
- “Youth Exclusion in Iran: The State of Education, Employment and Family Formation” Middle East Youth Initiative Working Paper (September 2007)
- Fertility, Education, and Household Resources in Iran, 1987-1992,” Research in Middle East Economics, Vol. 4, Elsevier/JAI Press, 2001.
- "Population, Human Capital, and Economic Growth in Iran," in Ismail Sirageldin, editor, Human Capital: Population Economics in the Middle East, London: I.B. Tauris, and Cairo: American University of Cairo Press, 2002.