Jahangir Amuzegar

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Jahangir Amouzegar
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Minister of Finance
In office
26 May 1962 – 19 July 1962
Prime MinisterAli Amini
Preceded byAbdul Baghi Shoaei
Succeeded byKamal Hassani
Personal details
Born(1920-01-13)13 January 1920
Tehran, Iran
Died17 January 2018(2018-01-17) (aged 98)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Spouse(s)Eleanor Amuzegar
OccupationPolitician, Economist

Jahangir Amouzegar (Persian: جهانگير آموزگار‎; January 13, 1920[1] – January 17, 2018) was an Iranian economist, academic and politician.[2] An economist by training, Amuzegar served as Minister of Commerce and Minister of Finance of Iran from 26 May 1962 until 19 July 1962.[3][4] He also acted as an executive director of the International Monetary Fund. Amouzegar held a bachelor's degree in economy from Tehran University. He pursued his studies and eventually got a doctorate from UCLA.

His brother, Jamshid Amouzegar, was a Prime Minister of Iran during the Shah's reign.

He died on 17 January 2018 in the United States, 4 days after his 98th birthday.[5][6]


  • 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.
  • Amuzegar, Jahangir (October 2014). The Islamic Republic of Iran: Reflections on an Emerging Economy. New York, USA: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-857-43748-5.