Dr. Fuzuli Aliyev (04-06/2022)

Dr. Aliyev is an Assistant Professor of Finance at ADA University in Azerbaijan. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Finance. His research interests are financial markets, asset valuation and sustainable finance. During his visiting research stay at CNMS which is supported by DAAD, he is planning to develop his research proposal on “Comparing the performance of Islamic and Conventional Financial indices during the COVID–19 Pandemic: A Nonlinear Approach”. The research will investigate the risk and return features and compare performances of the Islamic and conventional indices during the recent Covid-19 pandemic and its beforemath.

He can be contacted at fuzuli.aliyev@uni-marburg.de or fmaliyev@ada.edu.az

Dr. Sajjad Faraji Dizaji (2018 & 07-09/2021)

Visiting researcher in the Economics of the Middle East Research Group of CNMS in summer 2018. He is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) and got his PhD in the field of Financial Economics and International Economics (2012). His most recent researches and publications are about political economy of oil and also international sanctions in Iran. He is currently training and supervising Master students in Tarbiat Modares University. He is also a partner in the DAAD project "Political Economy of Natural Resource Management".

Khayyam Azizi Mehr (2016)

PhD researcher at the Economics of the Middle East Research Group of the CNMS in 2016. He is a PhD student at University of Tehran in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The focus of his research and thesis is the development of middle classes in Iran. During his stay in Germany, he started working on a joint paper with Prof. Dr. Farzanegan on "Middle Class in Iran: Oil Rents, Modernization, and Political Development".

Dr. Sarvar Gurbanov (June 2014)

Visiting Researcher from Qafqaz University - Center for Socio-Economic Research (Baku-Azerbaijan). Dr. Sarvar Gurbanov who is senior lecturer and member of General Board of Directors in the Center for Socio-Economic Research stays in the Department of Middle East Economics during June 2014. His research is on empirical examination of the Dutch Disease in the Azerbaijan Economy in cooperation with J-Prof. Farzanegan. His stay is supported by the DAAD grant.

Neda Seiban (May to September 2014)

Exchange PhD student at the Middle East Economics in the CNMS under supervision of Prof. Farzanegan. She has started her researches on female labor participation and female entrepreneurship in Iran.She got her master degree in "Economic Policy" from the University of Siegen in March 2014. Her MS thesis dealth with  “Family Policies and Female Labor Supply: Policy Instruments, Evidence, and Mechanisms”. She received her bachelor degree in Economics from the Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran in 2011. She is interested in Applied Econometrics, Family Economics, Labor Market, Development Economics and Social Policies.

Mohammad Mohammadi Khabbazan (November 2013 to May 2014)

PhD researcher at the Middle East Economics department of the CNMS from November 2013 to May 2014. He is a PhD student at Tarbiat Modares University (Tehran) in Theoretical Economics with sub majors in Financial Economics and Monetary Economics. His PhD dissertation focuses on the effects of economic sanctions on Iranian economy. During his stay at CNMS, he is closely collaborating with Professor Mohammad Reza Farzanegan on some projects related to modeling of economic sanctions using computable general equilibrium (CGE) framework.


Dr. Osman Sacarcelik, M.A. 

Lawyer with focus on Banking and Capital Market Law as well as Islamic Finance. In the past, he taught courses on Islamic Finance and Banking for the Economics of the Middle East Research Group of CNMS. More information about him is available on his website.