Askari, Hossein G. 1945-

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Askari, Hossein G. 1945-


Born December 17, 1945, in Tehran, Iran; immigrated to the United States; naturalized U.S. citizen. Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1966, Ph.D., 1970.


Home—17795 Canby Rd., Leesburg, VA 20175.Office—Institute for Global Management and Research,George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052.E-mail—[email protected]; [email protected]


Writer. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, instructor in economics; Tufts University, Medford, MA, assistant professor of economics; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, associate professor of economics; University of Texas at Austin, professor of international business and Middle Eastern studies, Kozmetsky research fellow, 1977-78;George Washington University, Washington, DC, Iran Professor ofInternational Business and professor of international affairs, department chair, 1991-97, director of Institute for Global Management and Research, 1995-98, faculty director of institute, 1998-2000. Adjunct professor at Clark University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC; lecturer for U.S. Department of State, U.S. National Defense University, and U.S. Central Command, 1980-2000; guest on television and radio programs. International Monetary Fund, assistant to executive director for Saudi Arabia, 1978-80, advisor to executive director for Saudi Arabia, 1981; Government of Saudi Arabia, advisor on international economics and financial matters to minister of finance and national economy, 1978-81; Consulting Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, director of economics and financial department, 1984-86. Member of Carnegie Commission Study Group on Iran, 1992-93, and Fulbright-Hays selection committee, 1997-2001; consultant to numerous organizations and institutions, including World Bank, United Nations,Gulf Cooperation Council, and Litton Industries. Loudoun County Rural Development Council, member, 2001-02; Loudoun Rescue, member of board of directors, 2002-03.


Royal Institute of International Affairs, National Association for Business Economics.


Named honorary fellow of Anglo-American Academy, Cambridge University, 1980; grant from American Petroleum Institute.


(With John Cummings) Agricultural Supply Response: A Survey of the Econometric Evidence, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1976.

(With John Cummings) The Economics of the Middle East in the 1970s: A Comparative Approach, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1976.

(With John Cummings) Oil, OECD, and the Third World: A Vicious Triangle(monograph), University of Texas Press (Austin, TX), 1978.

(With John Cummings and M. Glover) Taxation and Tax Policies in the Middle East, Butterworth Publishers (London, England), 1982.

Saudi Arabia: Oil and the Search for Economic Development, JAI Press (Greenwich, CT), 1990.

(With V. Nowshirvani and M. Jaber) Economic Development in the Countries of the GCC: The Curse and Blessing of Oil, JAI Press (Greenwich, CT), 1997.

(With J. Forrer, H. Teegen, and J. Yang) Economic Sanctions: Examining Their Philosophy and Efficacy, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 2003.

(With J. Forrer, H. Teegen, and J. Yang) Case Studies of Economic Sanctions: The Chinese, Cuban, and Iranian Experiences, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Essays in International Finance, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ), 1971;Islam and Development: Religion and Socio-political Change,Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, NY), 1980; The Gulf Cooperation Council: Moderation andStability in an Interdependent World,edited by John A. Sandwick, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1987;Economic Challenges Facing Middle Eastern and North African Countries, edited by Nemat Shafik, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1998; and The Quest for Exchange Rate Stability in the Next Millennium,edited by S. Rehman, JAI Press (Greenwich, CT), 1999. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals in the United States and abroad, including British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, National Interest, World Economy, National Trade Journal, Finance and Development, Journal of Energy Finance and Development, International Journal of Forecasting, Strategy and Business, Journal of American Arab Affairs, and Journal of Common Market Studies. Member of editorial board, Business Economics, Energy Economics, andInternational Quarterly Journal of Finance.


Economic and Political Failure in the Middle East; Middle East Oil Exporters: What Happened to Economic Development?, with Kelvin Teo.