Sajjad Faraji Dizaji

Sajjad Faraji Dizaji (b.1982) received his BA degree in theoretical economics in 2005 from University of Tabriz in Iran. He successfully defended his Master dissertation entitled Estimating of Residential Water Demand (Case Study of Urmia City) with distinction at the University of Tehran in 2007. The results of his Master thesis were published in Knowledge and Development Journal (Iran, 2009). From 2007-2012 his PhD study at Tarbiat Modares Univesity (and some parts at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University as a Visiting Scholar) was mainly focused on the examination of Iranian economy as a developing oil export based economy. He successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Inflation, economic growth, exports and oil shocks in an oil based economy (case study: Iran) in 2012. During his PhD, he taught some economic courses for BA and MA students in Iranian universities and institutes such as Tarbiat Modares University, University (previously school) of Economic Sciences and etc. Since September 2012, he has been teaching Econometrics, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (with mathematical approach) for MA students at Tarbiat Modares University of Iran. Since March 2013, he has been working on a project about the bank efficiency and bank size in Iran for Monetary and Banking Research Institute (Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran). His most recent book is Microeconomic theory (second edition with new changes), 2013, which has been published by University of Economic Sciences (in Persian), Iran. His main fields of research are the political economy of natural resources, economic sanctions, effects of oil shocks on the macroeconomy, and development economics. He has several publications in refereed journals such as Journal of Peace Research, International Journal of Humanities of Islamic Republic of Iran and some other Iranian journals.