Dr Hassan Hakimian
BSc (Econ) University of London; MPhil (University of Sussex); DPhil (University of Sussex)
Reader in Economics
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Hassan Hakimian is the MBI Al Jaber Director of the London Middle East Institute and a Reader in the Department of Economics at SOAS.
Previously, he was an Associate Dean at Cass Business School, City University, where he led international business education programmes in China (Shanghai) and the Middle East (Dubai). During a ten-year period between 1993 and 2002, Hassan was at the SOAS Department of Economics where he directed an award-winning postgraduate international distance learning programme, and taught various courses including Applied Economic Development of the Middle East.
His research is focused on the Middle East and covers human resources and demographic change, labour markets and employment policy, and globalisation and economic integration. He is the author of Labour Transfer and Economic Development (1990) and co-editor of The State and Global Change (2000), and Trade Policy and Economic Integration in MENA (2003).
He has published in various academic journals and acted as consultant to international development agencies. He is a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum, a network of Middle East economists based in Cairo, and is also an active member of the Middle East Economic Association of the USA. He is the founder and Series Editor for the “Routledge Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa”, which has produced a number of pertinent titles dealing with MENA’s economies.
PhD Students supervised
- Abdulla Abdulaal, Diversification and neoliberal policies in Bahrain (Working Title)
Fields & Subjects:
- Economic Development of the Modern Middle East
- Investment & Project Appraisal
- Intermediate and Introductory Macro and Microeconomics
- Development Economics
- MBA Business Economics
2002-2008: Executive MBA (China and Dubai): Cass
1998-2002: Graduate Diploma in Economics: SOAS
1994-1997: MSc Financial Economics & Financial Management: SOAS
1989-1992: MSc and Postgraduate Diploma, Agricultural Development: Wye College
ResearchLabour Markets and Employment Policy (Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Iran); Managing and Diversification of Oil Revenues; Growth and Development (OPEC).
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Hakimian, Hassan (1990) Labour Transfer and Economic Development: Case Studies from Iran. Hemel Hempstead (UK); Boulder, CO, USA: Harvester Wheatsheaf and Lynne Rienner.
Alizadeh, Parvin and Hakimian, Hassan, eds. (2013) Iran and the Global Economy: The Economics of Populism and Reform. Routledge. (Forthcoming)
Hakimian, Hassan and Nugent, Jeffrey B, eds. (2004) Trade Policy and Economic Integration in the Middle East and North Africa: Economic Boundaries in Flux. London: Routledge.
Hakimian, Hassan and Moshaver, Z., eds. (2001) The State and Global Change: The Political Economy of Transition in the Middle East & North Africa. Richmond: Curzon Press.
Karshenas, Massoud and Hakimian, Hassan (2007) 'Managing Oil Resources and Economic Diversification in Iran.' In: Katouzian, Homa and Hossein, Shahidi, (eds.), Iran in the 21st Century: Politics, Economics and Confrontation. Routledge.
Hakimian, Hassan and Karshenas, Massoud (2005) 'Industrialization – The Mohammad Reza Shah Period, 1953-79.' In: Yarshater, Ehsan, (ed.), Encyclopaedia Iranica. Mazda Publishers, pp. 110-119.
Hakimian, Hassan (2004) 'Industrialization – The Reza Shah Period and its Aftermath, 1925-53.' In: Yarshater, Ehsan, (ed.), Encyclopaedia Iranica. Mazda Publishers, pp. 105-110.
Hakimian, Hassan (2001) 'From MENA to East Asia and Back: Lessons of Globalisation, Crisis and Economic Reform.' In: Hakimian, Hassan and Moshaver, Ziba, (eds.), The State and Global Change: The Political Economy of Transition in the Middle East & North Africa. Richmond: Curzon Press.
Hakimian, Hassan (2000) 'Population Dynamics in Post-Revolutionary Iran: A Re-examination of Evidence.' In: Alizadeh, Parvin, (ed.), Iran’s Economy: Dilemmas of an Islamic State. London: I. B. Tauris. (Library of modern Middle East studies, 29)
Hakimian, Hassan (1997) 'Iranian Economy – The Qajar Period.' In: Yarshater, Ehsan, (ed.), Encyclopaedia Iranica. Volume VIII, Fascicle 2. Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers, pp. 138-143.
Hakimian, Hassan (1995) 'Diaspora - Persians in Caucasus and Central Asia in late 19th and early 20th Centuries.' In: Yarshater, Ehsan, (ed.), Encyclopaedia Iranica.Volume VII, Fascicle 4. Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers, pp. 375-377.
Hakimian, Hassan (1993) 'Cotton - Production and Trade in Iran.' In: Yarshater, Ehsan, (ed.), Encyclopaedia Iranica. Volume VI, Fascicles 3&4. Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers, pp. 333-338.
Bryson, Jane and Hakimian, Hassan (1992) 'New Perspectives on International Training: Third World Agriculture and The Wye External Programme.' In: Rumble, G. and Oliveira, J., (eds.), Vocational Education at a Distance - International Perspectives. London: International Labour Office and Kogan Page.
Hakimian, Hassan (2011) 'The Economic Prospects of the ‘Arab Spring’: A Bumpy Road Ahead.' CDPR Development ViewPoint (63). pp. 1-2.
Hakimian, Hassan (2011) 'Iran's Free Trade Zones: Back Doors to the International Economy?' Iranian Studies, 44 (6). pp. 851-874.
Hakimian, Hassan (2007) 'Irán: La economía después de la revolución.' Vanguardia (24). pp. 70-76.
Hakimian, Hassan (2006) 'From Demographic Transition to Fertility Boom and Bust: Iran in the 1980s and 1990s.' Development and Change, 37 (3). pp. 571-597.
Karshenas, Massoud and Hakimian, Hassan (2005) 'Oil, Economic Diversification and the Democratic Process in Iran.' Iranian Studies, 38 (1). pp. 67-90.
Hakimian, Hassan (2005) 'The Domestic Context of Managing the Oil Wealth.' Oxford Energy Forum (64). pp. 5-7.
Hakimian, Hassan (2003) 'Water Scarcity and Food Imports: An Empirical Investigation of the “Virtual Water” Hypothesis in the MENA Region.' Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, 1 (1). pp. 71-85.
Hakimian, Hassan (1988) 'The Impact of the 1970s’ Oil Boom on Iranian Agriculture.' Journal of Peasant Studies, 15 (2). pp. 218-237.
Hakimian, Hassan (1988) 'Industrialisation and the Standard of Living in Iran, 1960-79.' Development and Change, 19 (1). pp. 3-32.
Hakimian, Hassan (1985) 'Wage Labour and Migration: Persian Workers in Southern Russia, 1880-1914.' The International Journal of Middle East Studies, 17 (4). pp. 443-462.
Hakimian, Hassan (1980) 'Dependency and Industrialisation: An Iranian Point of View.' IDS Bulletin .
Conference or Workshop Items
Hakimian, Hassan (2009) Iran’s Free Trade Zones: Challenges and Opportunities. In: Iran’s Economy at a Crossroads: Domestic and Global Challenges, 18-19 September, University of Southern California (USC).
Hakimian, Hassan (2008) Iran's Free Trade Zones: Challenges and Opportunities. In: Conference on ‘The Iranian Economy’, 11-13 December, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Hakimian, Hassan (2007) Iran – Growth Case Study: 1960-2004. In: Case Studies Workshop, Growth & Development Commission, 12-14 April 2007, Washington DC.
Hakimian, Hassan (2006) Iran – Growth Case Study: 1960-2004. In: World Bank Panel, Growth & Development Commission, ERF 13th Annual Conference, 16-18 December 2006, Kuwait.
Hakimian, Hassan (2005) Cass Business School Executive MBA in China. In: AMBA Annual Conference, 18-20 May 2005, London.
Hakimian, Hassan (2004) Design and Delivery of Business Education at a Distance. In: 4th Annual International Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13-14 May 2004.
Hakimian, Hassan and Karshenas, Massoud (2004) Iran’s Economy: Oil, Development and Diversification. In: Iran Facing the New Century, 5-7 April 2004, Oxford.
Hakimian, Hassan (2003) Water Scarcity and Food Imports: An Empirical Investigation of the “Virtual Water” Hypothesis in the MENA Region. In: 10th Annual Conference of The Economic Research Forum For the Arab Countries, Turkey and Iran, 16-18 December 2003, Morocco.
Hakimian, Hassan (2001) Iran’s Experience of Population Boom and Bust. In: The Economics of Health, Environment, and Welfare in the Middle East and North Africa, 20-30 May 2001, Byblos, Lebanon.
Hakimian, Hassan (2001) Coface, City of London; presentation on Middle East & North Africa. In: Emerging Markets.
Hakimian, Hassan (1999) Globalisation and Economic Crisis: Lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis. In: Middle East Economic Association at the Allied Social Sciences Annual Meeting, New York, January 1999, New York, US.
Hakimian, Hassan (1998) A Re-examination of the Population Dynamics in Post-Revolutionary Iran. In: Middle East Economic Association at the Allied Social Sciences Annual Meeting, Chicago.
Hakimian, Hassan (2009) Iran’s Free Trade Zones: Challenges & Opportunities. Washington: The World Bank. Social and Economic Development Group.
Hakimian, Hassan (2008) Institutional Change, Policy Challenges and Macroeconomic Performance: Case Study of Iran (1979-2004). Washington: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank on behalf of the Commission on Growth and Development. Working Paper No.26.
Hakimian, Hassan (2007) Labour Market Dynamics and Employment Policy in Saudi Arabia. Geneva: The International Labour Organization.
Hakimian, Hassan (2006) Institutional Change, Policy Challenges and Macroeconomic Performance in Iran: 1979-2004. Washington: The World Bank. Social and Economic Development Group.