Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at Brookings
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani is professor of Economics at Virginia Tech and a nonresident senior fellow at the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings. In 2009, Djavad became Dubai Initiative fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His expertise is in demographic economics, energy economics, and the economics of Iran and the Middle East.
Djavad was assistant professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania (1977-84) and visiting faculty at the University of Oxford (1991-92). He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Economic Research Forum (2001-2006), a network of Middle East economists based in Cairo, where he has been a research fellow since 1993, and on the board of the Middle East Economic Association.
Djavad received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977. His articles have appeared in: Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Economic Inequality, International Journal of Middle East Studies, and Iranian Studies, among others.