Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TeIAS)

/ Special 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)

Special MS Program in Economics

Economics has advanced the world’s understanding of society by extending economic analysis to new spheres of social life, spearheading the study of ideas ranging from economic growth to human capital. During this 5-semester Master program we first acquaint talented students with the core of economic analysis, which consists of microeconomic theory, econometrics and empirical analysis, and macroeconomics. Then students are guided to start their own research under supervision of our research faculty. In the meantime, students are required to do RA for our faculty.




  • Microeconomics I
  • Econometrics I
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Financial Economics I
  • Macroeconomics I
  • Microeconomics II
  • Econometrics II
  • Research Method
  • Financial Economics II / Macroeconomics II


  • Contract Theory
  • Selected Topics in Finance
  • Energy Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Banking and Financial Intermediation
  • Market Design
  • Industrial Organizations
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Financial Economics II / Macroeconomics II
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Real Analysis
  • Search Theory

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