Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reza Farzanegan

Mohammad Reza Farzanegan

Leiter, Universitätsprofessor


+49 6421 28-24955 farzanegan@ 1 menaecon@staff 1 Deutschhausstraße 12
35032 Marburg
F|14 Institutsgebäude (Raum: 01A32)
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+49 6421 28-24955 farzanegan@ 1 menaecon@staff 1 Deutschhausstraße 12
35032 Marburg
F|14 Institutsgebäude (Raum: 01A32)


Philipps-Universität Marburg Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Fb02) Volkswirtschaftslehre Wirtschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens
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    Mohammad Reza Farzanegan is Professor of Economics of the Middle East and Chair of Research Group at Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) of Philipps-Universität Marburg. He was born in 1976 in Tehran and graduated from Allameh Tabatabaei University with a B.A. in Theoretical Economics in 1999, and from University of Tehran with a M.Sc. in Energy Economics and Marketing in 2002. He also worked as economic expert in Ports & Shipping Organization (PSO) of Iran, and as researcher at the Capital Market Research Department of the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE).

    With support of DAAD, he acquired his Ph.D. in Economics (Dr.rer.pol) from Technische Universität Dresden (2009) with summa cum laude. His dissertation project under supervision of Professor Marcel Thum on “ Political Economy of Natural Resources and Governance in Iran: An Empirical Investigation" won Dr. Feldbausch Preis "Best Dissertation" in 2009.

    Following his PhD project, he received the Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his research project at ZEW Mannheim (Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management Department under supervision of Professor Löschel) and TU Dresden (Professor Thum). Upon concluding his Postdoc project, Mohammad Farzanegan started his career as Junior Professor (tenure-track) for Economics of the Middle East at CNMS in April 2012. In 2015, he received the Full Professorship offer from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

    Mohammad Farzanegan is the project leader of an ongoing three years project with Iran (2016-2019) funded by Auswärtiges Amt through DAAD for Academic Exchange with Iran within “Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World”. The project overall topic deals with “Political Economy of Natural Resource Management in Iran (NAREM)” and has an interdisciplinary approach. The project partners in Iran are University of Tehran, Tarbiat Moddares University, and Mashahad University.

    Farzanegan is affiliated with CESifo Network (Munich), Economic Research Forum (Cairo), Marburg Centre for Institutional Economics (MACIE) and member of Iranian Economic Association (IIEA), Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS), and European Public Choice Society. His recent publications are appeared in European Journal of Political Economy, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Policy Modeling, Review of Economics of the Household, Energy Economics and World Development. His edited book (co-edited with Pooya Alaedini) on “Economic Welfare and Inequality in Iran: Developments since the Revolution” is published by Palgrave Macmillan US in 2016. He was one of the local co-organizers of IIEA's Fourth International Conference on the Iranian Economy at CNMS, Marburg. Since 2017, his chair holds the Chapter for IIEA within the German speaking countries.  He is in the Advisory Board of the Middle East – Topics & Arguments (META Journal). Since 2017/18, he is also the director of the international MSc program of "Economics of the Middle East-EMEA" at University of Marburg.

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    Research Interests and Expertise:
    • Political Economy of the Middle East
    • Energy Economics
    • Political Economy of Oil Rents, Climate Change, Sanctions and Conflict
    • Public Finance: Shadow Economy and Economics of Corruption
    • Demographic Transition, Political Institutions and Economic Development
    • Economics of Happiness
    • Country Focus: Iran

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