An economist by training, Amuzegar served as Minister of Commerce and Minister of Finance of Iran. He also acted as executive director of International Monetary Fund. Amouzegar holds a bachelor degree in economy from Tehran University. He pursued his studies and eventually got a doctorate from UCLA.
His brother, Jamshid Amuzegar, was a Prime Minister of Iran during the Shah's reign.
- Managing the Oil Wealth: Opec's Windfalls and Pitfalls. ISBN 1-86064-648-4.
- The Dynamics of the Iranian Revolution: The Pahlavis' Triumph and Tragedy. ISBN 0-7914-0732-2.