I have been an Assistant Professor of Economics and International Studies at Boston College since July 2018. I finished my PhD degree at the Harvard economics department in 2017 and was a Cowles Foundation postdoctoral associate at the Yale University department of economics between 2017 and 2018. My research interests are on the intersection of Economic Growth, Innovation, and International Trade.
Prior to Harvard, I obtained a PhD degree at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), where I worked on a number of applications of machine learning techniques in neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience. I received MSc and BSc degrees from the University of Tehran, Iran (2005).
To find my CV and a list of my current and past research papers, please visit my personal webpage.