Hadi Salehi Esfahani

Professor of Economics and Business Administration




Quarterly Review of Economics & Finance

Economic Research Forum

International Iranian Economic Association

Middle East Economic Association


Contact Information:

Department of Economics

University of Illinois

210 David Kinley Hall

1407 W. Gregory Dr.

Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: (217) 333-2681

Fax: (217) 333-1398

Email: Esfahani@illinois.edu




Ph.D., economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1984;

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, 1977.


The role of politics and governance in fiscal, labor, trade, and regulatory outcomes.


Development economics, macroeconomics, international economics. 


At the University of Illinois since 1984. Currently Professor of Economics and Business Administration.

At the World Bank, Economist at the Policy Research Department, 1994-95.

Positions in Professional Organizations:

Editor-in-Chief, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance

Member of Board of Trustees, Economic Research Forum

Member of Board of Directors, International Iranian Economic Association

Ex-President, Middle East Economic Association