Hassan Hakimian is Director of the London Middle East Institute and a Reader in the Economics Department at SOAS University of London. He was previously an Associate Dean at Cass Business School, London. His research focuses on MENA economies, specifically human resources and demographic change, labour markets, inclusive growth and the economics of Arab uprisings. He is the author of Labour Transfer and Economic Development (1990), co-editor of The State and Global Change (2000 with Ziba Moshaver), Trade Policy and Economic Integration in MENA (2003 with Jeff Nugent), and Iran and the Global Economy: Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions (2014 with Parvin Alizadeh).
Dr Hakimian is a Founding member and currently the President of the International Iranian Economic Association (IEA) and a Research Fellow and member of the Advisory Committee of the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Cairo. He is the Founder and Series Editor for the “Routledge Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa,” which he launched in 2003.