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Hossein Joshaghani

Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance


Hosein Joshaghani is an empirical economist, interested in using big data to better understand labor markets and the macroeconomy. His current research is mainly on identifying mechanisms through which discrimination takes place in the labor market, role of gig economy as a shock absorber and the optimal design and reform of labor markets.

He joined the Graduate School of Management and Economics at Sharif University of Technology as a visiting assistant professor after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2017. Since May 2019 he joined TeIAS as an assistant professor of economics and finance.

Research Interests

Empirical macro
Empirical labor
Public economics and public finance
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Ph.D., Economics. University of Chicago. April 2017

M.S., Economics. Univerisity of Chicago. April 2010

B.S., Electrical Engineering Engineering. Sharif University of Technology. 2006

Working Papers

Gender Discrimination: Preference-Based or Statistical Discrimination? 2019(with Seyed Ali Madanizadeh)

The Impact of Metro Station Inauguration on Housing Prices in Tehran Considering the Effect ofTransportation Accessibility 2019(with Masoud Talebian and Yekta Yazdanifard)

Sector Specific Human Capital and The Consequences of Job Displacement 2018 (Job market paper)

Sectoral Reallocation and Business Cycles 2017(with Amir Kermani and Dmitry Koustas)Uncertainty and Firm Dynamics201

University of Chicago

Spring 2013 and Spring 2014 TA: Introduction to game theory (Instructor Roger Myerson)

Fall 2011- Instructor: Elements of Economic Analysis 4

Spring 2011- TA: Elements of Economic Analysis 4

Winter 2011- TA: Elements of Economic Analysis 2

Fall 2010- TA: Time Series Econometrics (and introduction to STATA)

Sharif Univerisity of Technology

Winter 2017-Instructor: Quantitative Macroeconomics

Fall 2017: Topics in Macro and Labor Economics

Winter 2018: Applied Econometrics

Nominated by economics department for 2015 Harper dissertation fellowship

Department of Economics Fellowship 2011-2014

Sherwin Rosen prize 2010