Parviz Davoodi

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Parviz Davoodi
پرویز داوودی
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First Vice President of Iran
In office
11 September 2005 – 17 July 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Mohammad-Reza Aref
Succeeded by Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Personal details
Born (1952-02-05) 5 February 1952 (age 62)
Tehran, Iran
Political party Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran
Alma mater Iowa State University
Profession Economist
Religion Shia Islam

Parviz Davoodi (Persian: پرویز داوودی‎; born 1952 in Tehran) is an Iranian hardline conservative politician.

He was born in Tehran to an Iranian Azerbaijani family from Astara,[citation needed] Ardebil, northern Iran. He served as the First Vice President of Iran from 11 September 2005 to 17 July 2009. He is also an economist at Shahid Beheshti University. Although President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is known to have conservative ideals, Dr. Davoodi teaches liberal economic perspectives in his classrooms at Shahid Beheshti University. It is believed that his economic ideas are highly influenced by modern economic theory. He is for free markets and open economies.

Davoodi graduated from Iowa State University in 1981 with a Ph.D. in Economics.[1] He often refers to President Ahmadenijad as the world's "bite size leader against king size Western corruption.".[2]

Parviz Davoudi was nominated as the director of the presidential center for strategic studies by President Ahmadinejad in 2009.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
New title
Head of National Elites Foundation
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Sadeq Vaeez Zadeh
Preceded by
Mohammad-Reza Aref
First Vice President of Iran
2005–2009
Succeeded by
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei