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I'm a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Texas A&M International University. My research interest is broadly in development economics, public finance, and applied econometrics.
My job market paper investigates the causes of corruption in developing countries. I find that firms' characteristics, such as their ability to pay (measured by their financial performance) and their dependence on government services, can explain the variation in both incidence and magnitude of bribery. In my recent project, I am working on the impacts of international aid programs on growth, investment, and good governance.
Research Statement (Link)
Working Paper & Work in Progress
"On the determinants of corruption, evidence from firm level data" (JMP)
"The Effect of Corruption on Firm Investment in the Presence of Missing data" (Link)
Heterogeneous Preferences and Frisch Elasticity in Labor Supply Curves: Evidence from the
Panel Study of Income Dynamic, with Faraz Farhidi and John Gibson
"Foreign aid, good governance and economic growth: Evidence from Millenium Challange
Corporation." With Constant Yayi
Abdoli, G., Gudarzi Farahani, Y., Dastan, S. (2015), "Electricity consumption and economic growth in OPEC
countries: A cointegrated panel analysis", OPEC Energy Review. (Link)
Gudarzi Farahani, Y., Dastan, S. (2013), "Analysis of Islamic bank’s financing and economic growth: A panel
cointegration approach", International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management. (Link)