Tayebnia in a press conference, Oct 2015.
|Minister of Finance|
15 August 2013
|Preceded by||Shamseddin Hosseini|
5 April 1960 |
|Alma mater||University of Tehran|
Ali Tayebnia (Persian: علی طیبنیا, born 5 April 1960) is an Iranian academic, economist and Iran's Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance. He was designated by President Hassan Rouhani for the position on 4 August 2013 and was confirmed by the parliament on 15 August.
Early life and education
Tayebnia was born in Isfahan in 1960. He received his BA (1986) and MA (1989) in theoretical economics, and his PhD (1994) in economics, all from the University of Tehran and first in each class. As part of Tayebnia's doctoral studies, he spent a year studying at the London School of Economics under the supervision of Laurence Harris.
Tayenia is an academic and has served in various state institutions regarding economy and finance. He was a faculty member at his alma mater, the University of Tehran. His field of interest is public economics
He was the secretary of the economic commission from 1997 to 2000. He served as the deputy head of the Presidential Office for planning under the former President Mohammad Khatami from 2001 to 2005. Then he was again named the secretary of the economic commission in 2005 and his tenure lasted until 2007.
On 4 August 2013, he was proposed by President Hassan Rouhani as minister of economic affairs and finance. On 15 August, the Majlis approved him as minister, giving 274 votes for and 7 votes against. He was given the highest votes for with the rate of 96.5% which was also all-time record for Iranian confirmation process.
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