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Nader Habibi

Nader Habibi is the Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East at Brandeis University’s Crown Center for Middle East Studies. His research has focused on economic and financial conditions of oil-exporting Middle Eastern countries, particularly Iran and the GCC Countries. Before joining Brandeis University in June 2007, he served as managing director of economic forecasting and risk analysis for Middle East and North Africa at Global Insight Ltd. Habibi has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research and management positions;, including vice president for research in Iran Banking Institute (Tehran), assistant professor of economics in Bilkent University (Ankara) and research fellow and lecturer on the political economy of the Middle East at Yale University. He is the author of a book on bureaucratic corruption and several articles in refereed journals. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Michigan State University. His most recent research projects include an analysis of the impact of the global financial crisis on Arab economies, the impact of economic sanctions on the Iranian economy and an ongoing research