M. Hashem Pesaran

John Elliott Distinguished Chair and Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California; Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, and Professorial Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge

M. Hashem Pesaran is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, Professorial Fellow of Trinity College (Cambridge), John Elliott Chair and Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. He also holds the directorship of USC Dornsife Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the Center for Applied Financial Economics at Univeristy of Southern California. 

Previously, he was the head of the Economic Research Department of the Central Bank of Iran, the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Iran, Professor of Economics at the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Vice President at the Tudor Investment Corporation. He is a fellow of the British Academy, Econometric Society, Journal of Econometrics, and International Association for Applied Econometrics. He was awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of Salford (1993), the University of Goethe, Frankfurt (2008), Maastricht University (2013), and University of Economics in Prague (2016).  

He is the recipient of the 1992 Royal Economic Society Prize. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics (1986-2014), and a co-developer of Microfit, an econometric software package published by Oxford University Press.  He was named one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and 2015. He has over 200 publications published in leading scientific journals and edited volumes in the areas of econometrics, empirical finance and macroeconomics and the Iranian economy. His most recent book “Time Series and Panel Data Econometrics” was published by OUP, 2015He is an expert in the economics of oil and the middle-east and his research has been cited over 71K times according to Google Scholar. He holds a PhD degree in economics from Cambridge University. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Applied Econometrics (IAAE). ​

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