MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Prof. Nader Habibi

Nader Habibi is the Henry J. Leir Professor of Practice in the Economics of the Middle East at Brandeis University’s Crown Center for Middle East Studies. Before joining Brandeis University in June 2007, he served as Managing Director of Economic Forecasting and Risk Analysis for Middle East and North Africa in Global Insight Ltd. Mr. Habibi has worked in academic and research institutions in Iran, Turkey and the United States since 1987. He earned his PhD in Economics from Michigan State University. His most recent research projects include an analysis of the excess supply of college graduates in Middle Eastern countries, impact of economic sanctions on Iranian economy and the impact of Arab Spring uprisings on economic conditions of the affected countries. Links to his publications are available at

Doctorate, Michigan State University
Current or most recent Employer

Professor of Practice in Economics of Middle East

Brandeis University
Time in Post - 12

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates,

Disciplinary or professional background


Contact Info


Crown Center for Middle East Studies Brandeis University 415 South Street Waltham, MA 02454
Social Media (Other)

Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Public Finance ( 20 years )

Education policy ( 7 years )

Economic development ( 20 years )

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 7 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Poverty/deprivation reduction

Governance (National)

Education policy

Labour and employment polices

Economic development

Public finance


Academic publications