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Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Prof. Mahdi Majbouri

Mahdi Majbouri is an Associate Professor of economics at Babson College. He received his Ph.D. from University of Southern California and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. His expertise is in the microeconomics of developing countries particularly labor markets and gender issues in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the economics of oil. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and at the Economic Research Forum. He is also the Treasurer for Middle East Economic Association and the Technical Director of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Team USA. His past research has been published in Feminist Economics, Applied Economics, Energy Policy, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Fince, and The Jourl of Real Estate Economics

Doctorate, University of Southern California
Current or most recent Employer

Associate Professor

Babson College
Time in Post - 10

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise


Disciplinary or professional background

Business, Development (applied), Economics, Education, Social/Public Policy, Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics


English (Spoken), English (Written), English (Primary Writing Language), French (Primary Writing Language), Other* (Spoken), Other* (Written),
Other *Farsi

Contact Info


Babson College Economics Division 231 Forest St. Babson Park, MA02457
Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 14 years )

Poverty or deprivation reduction ( 14 years )

Poverty or deprivation measurement ( 14 years )

Education policy ( 14 years )

Family policy ( 14 years )

Gender equality

Social safety nets ( 10 years )

Labour and employment policies ( 14 years )

Economic development ( 15 years )

Work relates to groups

Children ( 14 years )

Youth ( 14 years )

Women ( 14 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

Poverty/deprivation reduction

Poverty/deprivation measurement


Education policy

Family policy

Gender equality

Social safety nets

Labour and employment polices

Economic development


Academic publications

Academic conferences