Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TEIAS)

/ Maryam Hejazinia

Maryam hejazinia
Executive Director


Prior to joining TeIAS in March 2020, Pejman was an assistant professor at the University of St Andrews for nearly 6 years. He earned his PhD in Economics (specialization: Money, Finance & Banking) from Université de Limoges, France in December 2013.


Pejman’s current research projects include Islamic finance, stock price informativeness, trade credit, and resolution of failed banks. He has published articles in prestigious journals such as Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Banking & Finance and Journal of the American Academy of Religion.


Pejman is a visiting assistant professor at Université de Limoges since 2016 and an honorary assistant professor at the University of St Andrews. He had been appointed as a consultant to Scottish Government to provide research services in relation to Brexit (April 2019- March 2020). He has more than ten years of experience in banking industry.

Research Interests

  • Banking
  • Islamic Finance
  • M.S Marketing Management. University of Tehran 2014 – 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Business Management. University of Tehran. 2009 – 2012
  • Consumers’ evaluation of the quality of service in department stores: evidence from a case study of Hyperstar and Shahrvand in Iran,
  • Customer Satisfaction and Recommendation Behavior: The Case of MTN in Iran

Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TeIAS)

  • Executive Director, Jun 2016 – Present

Pasargad Advanced Research Initiative

  • Director of Operations, Aug 2016 – Jan 2017
  • Organization Chair
  • Big Data Economics Summer School, May 2016 – Sep 2016
  • Organization Chair
  • Cyber Physical Systems Summer School, May 2016 – Sep 2016

Baran Telecom Co.

  • Marketing Specialist, Jul 2016 – Oct 2016

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  • Marketing Specialist, Jun 2015 – Jun 2016
  • Research and Development Specialist (Member of Think Tank), Jun 2014 – Jun 2015

Radnour Solar

  • Research and Development Manager, Nov 2013 – Jun 2014


  • Marketing Specialist, Jan 2013 – Jun 2014

Kish Language Institute

  • English Teacher, Jan 2009 – Feb 2010