Middle East Studies Program
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs
The Economy of Iran after the Islamic Revolution
Lecture by Dr. Morteza Afghah, Shahid Chamran University
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 9:30 AM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | CP 117 (Chemistry & Physics)
Dr. Afghah will present an overview of the economy of Iran with a focus on the development of the country post the 1979 Islamic revolution. He will examine, in particular, the economic and non-economic factors in Iran’s development.
Dr. Morteza Afghah is an assistant professor of economics at Shahid Chamran University (formerly Jondi Shapour University) in Ahvaz, Iran. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of economics in 1998 from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr. Afghah’s main area of research is economic development with a focus on developing countries, in particular Iran. Defining the term “development,” analyzing the condition of developing countries, and studying the effects of socio-cultural values (chiefly religious ones) on economic growth are topics that he has concentrated on. Dr. Afghah has written several books and articles on these subjects in English and Persian.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-348-7266.