Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TEIAS)

/ Development Economics

Full-Time Faculty Members

Dr. Mahdi Heidari

PhD from Columbia University

Dr. Mohammad Morovati

PhD from University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Behrang Kamali

PhD from University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Farshad Hagh-Panah

PhD from University of California at Berkeley

Dr. Layla Shiva

PhD from Texas A&M University

Dr. Hosein Joshaghani

PhD from University of Chicago

Dr. Pejman Abedifar

PhD from LAPE, Université

Dr. Sepehr Ekbatani

PhD from University of California, Los Angeles


Dr. Marjan Sirjani

PhD from: Malarden University

Dr. Mohammad Mousavi

PhD from: University of Leicester


Admission to the program is highly selective; there are many more qualified applicants than there are places in the program. One of the following qualifications is necessary for your application to be processed:

  • National entrance exam (Konkoor) Rank: 1-99
  • Olympiad Rank: 1-15
  • Exceptional Talents (Straight)

Development Economics

Development Economics is a field covering a wide ranges of topics related to developing countries such as poverty and inequality, growth, trade and industrial policy, labour markets, migration, institutions, education, credit market, gender and development, social assistance, and environment. From microeconomic perspective, development economics studies household and individual behaviour under different types of market failures with instruction on how to design policies and institutions to alleviate market failure. From macroeconomic perspective, main concepts in development economics are economic growth, structural transformation, financial development and other macroeconomic issues relevant for low-income countries. The master of Development Economics at TeIAS aims at presenting an up-to-date knowledge of the field for students and developing ability to understand and critique research in development economics.




  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Microeconomics 1
  • Macroeconomics 2
  • Microeconomics 2
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Microeconomics 1
  • Advanced Macroeconomics 1
  • Advanced Econometrics 1
  • Advanced Development Economics 1
  • Advanced Development Economics 2
  • Economic Planning



  • Game Theory
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Advanced Econometrics 2
  • Contract Theory
  • Financial Economics
  • Market Design
  • stochastic process

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