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 is the study of aggregate phenomena as equilibrium outcomes of individual choices. Generating predictions out of a coherent analysis, not just predicting, is the objective of economics as a discipline. By a coherent analysis, economists mean the outcome of a model. It must also be added that economic models are typically stochastic models – that is, they predict stochastic processes over time, which means that we cannot say for sure what the outcome in most cases is. However, there are some deterministic and counterintuitive results in economics, under some assumptions: gains from trade, comparative advantage, and risk adjusted returns in financial markets are unpredictable; altruistic (or cooperative) behavior is consistent with individual rationality in a well-defined series of conditions; value and equilibrium prices coincide; the study of the effects of economic policy is logically and empirically flawed when not embedded in equilibrium analysis;

Studying Economics at TeIAS provides a unique opportunity for students to collaborate with top notch researchers and learn the basics of research in economics. Our Special Economics program offers unique opportunities for students to master theory and application of general areas of economics and finance, enhance their skills in written and oral communication of ideas, and gain hands-on experience in elective courses. This program aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for PhD studies at top US and European universities. Students will also share ideas with major economic industry leaders, further preparing them for success upon graduation in jobs such as economic consultant, financial analyst, and data analyst.




  • Microeconomics I
  • Econometrics I
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Financial Economics I
  • Macroeconomics I
  • Microeconomics II
  • Econometrics II
  • Research Method
  • Financial Economics II / Macroeconomics II
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Real Analysis
  • Search Theory



  • 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

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