Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2008; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 2003; M.A., Institute for Research in Planning and Development, Tehran, Iran, 2000; B.S., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1997.
Macroeconomics, public economics, contract theory.
"Adverse Selection in the Annuity Markets and the Role for Social Security"
"Risk Sharing, Inequality and Fertility" (joint with Larry Jones and Ali Shourideh)
Arizona State University, 2008-present.
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Heller Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2007-2008; First Prize - Hardy Third Year Paper Competition, University of Minnesota, 2006; Cleo Fitzsimmons Award, University of Illinois, 2002.
Referee, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, Review of Economic Dynamics; Member, Econometric Society.
Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Research Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 2005-2007.