An economist by training, Amuzegar served as Minister of Commerce and Minister of Finance of Iran in 1962-63. He also acted as executive director of International Monetary Fund. Amouzegar holds a bachelor's 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.
- Amuzegar, Jahangir (October 2014). The Islamic Republic of Iran: Reflections on an Emerging Economy. New York, USA: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-857-43748-5.