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Hadi Saledi Esfahani
Professor of Economics

Educational Background

Ph.D., M.A. Economics, University of California, 1984, 1982
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Tehran University, 1977.

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1984. Economist at Policy Research Department of the World Bank, 1994-95.

Recent Publications

"Ownership Structure in Foreign Direct Investment Projects,"  with E. Asiedu, Review of Economics and Statistics, (forthcoming). "Institutions and Government Controls, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 63 (2000).  "Credible Commitment and Success with Public Enterprise Reform," with E. Campos, World Development, Vol. 28, No.2 (2000).  "Why and When Do Governments Initiate Public Enterprise Reform?" with E. Campos, World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 10 3: 451-485 (1996). "The Political Economy of the Philippines' Telecommunications Sector," in Regulations, Institutions and Commitment: The Case of Telecommunications, B. Levy and P. Spiller, eds. (Cambridge University Press, 1996). "Productivity, Contracting Modes, and Development," with D. Mookherjee, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 46, No. 2 (1995).

Teaching and Research

Teaches courses in macroeconomics, international economics, and developing economies. Research focuses on theoretical and empirical issues in the political economy of development; the role of country institutions in the formation and reform of fiscal, trade, and regulatory polices.

Contact Information:
210 David Kinley Hall
1407 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-2681

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