Farhad Rassekh

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Professor of Economics

Economics, Finance, and Insurance

Barney School of Business
860.768.5007 Auerbach Hall 411A

PhD in Economics, University of Houston

MA in Economics, University of North Texas

BS in Economics, National University of Iran

Farhad Rassekh is a professor of Economics in the Barney School of Business. He is the author of Four Central Theories of the Market Economy (2016). HE has published numerous articles in academic journals including in the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Inquiry, Review of International Economics, and History of Economic Ideas.

In 2007, he received James E. and Frances W. Bent Award for Scholarly and/or Artistic Creativity. He teaches courses in Managerial Economics and International Economics.

Rassekh's research interests include: 

  • International trade
  • History of economic thought

Four Central Theories of the Market Economy: Conceptions, Evolution, and Applications, Routledge, July 2016.

“The Impact of Financial Development on Income Convergence:  An Application of Two Exogenous Growth Models” (with Omid Ranjbar), July 2017, International Review of Economics and Finance.

Comparative Advantage in Smith’s Wealth of Nations and Ricardo’s Principles:   A Brief History of its Early Development” History of Economic Ideas XXIII (1), 2015, 59-75.

“An Empirical Investigation of the Ratchet Effect in the OECD, 1985-2009,” (with Omid Ranjbar) International Economic Journal 28, 1, 2014, 183-190.