Ali Zeytoon Nejad is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics and an Economics instructor at North Carolina State University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering, his first Master’s degree in Economics (Applied Track) both from Azad University of Iran, and his second Master’s Degree in Economics (Theoretical Track) from North Carolina State University. His teaching interests include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Engineering Economy, among others. His research primarily focuses on the Economics of Risk and Insurance, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, as well as Economics Education and Pedagogy. To study these economic subjects, Ali applies a wide variety of quantitative methods, including statistical methods, experimental methods, quasi-experimental methods, micro-econometric methods, etc. In particular, two strands of his current research are as follows: (1) modeling U.S. federal crop insurance programs using statistical methods, and (2) measuring risk aversion and estimating risk premiums using experimental methods. Aside from university, Ali is interested in playing soccer, traveling around the globe, and is also passionate about nature, animals, and especially horses.
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