"Village of Subatan "

I was born in Rasht, a captivating city in Northern Iran, that graces its residents with stunning views of the Alborz mountains and the nearby Caspian Sea. A city of concert halls, theatres, wonderful cafés and salons in which people talk about economics, art, philosophy and politics.   

"Teaching  Macroeconomics"

I studied economics at the Allameh Tabataba'i University of Tehran, Sharif University of Technology, and Cardiff University.  My research interest lies in the field of applied macroeconomics, endogenous growth theory and macro-econometrics. In my PhD, I tested an R&D-driven DSGE model of growth via the method of Indirect Inference. 

"Seeing myself as an empirical being who is free"

Freedom is independence of the compulsory will of another, and in so far as it can coexist with the freedom of all according to a universal law, it is the one sole original inborn right belonging to every man in virtue of his humanity." - Immanuel Kant, "The Metaphysics of Morals," 1797, Doctrine of Right, Section 1.

" Madama Butterfly "

"...The return of the native, or, in the case of M. Butterfly, the return of the unexpected. The possibilities are endless; indeed, it seems that the tragedy of O-Cho and Pinkerton has achieved the status of a myth no less protean than that of Carmen, challenging the imagination to respond to its encoding of gender, race and nationality with alternate constructions of difference and conflict." From Return of the native: Japan in Madama Butterfly/Madama Butterfly in Japan by Arthur Groos.