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Education

  • PhD Student in Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, August 2013 – Present.
  • Master’s Degree in Economics, (Theoretical Track), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 2013-2015.
  • One-Semester Study in “Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)”, Argosy University, Seattle Campus, Seattle, Washington, USA, January 2013 – May 2013.
  • Master of Science Degree in Economics, (Applied Track), Azad University of Iran, Firoozkooh Branch, Tehran Province, Iran, 2006-2009.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering (Exploitation), Azad University of Iran, Tehran South Branch, Tehran, Iran, 2003-2006.
  • Associate Degree in Mine Exploitation, Iran University of Industries and Mines (University of Applied Sciences and Technology, Birjand Branch), Birjand, South Khorasan Province, Iran, 2001-2003.
  • Pre-University Diploma in Mathematics, Mizan Pre-University Center, Tehran, Iran, School Year: 2000-2001.
  • High School Diploma in Mathematics and Physics, Hadi High School, Tehran, Iran, School Year: 1999-2000.

Major Areas of Interest

  • Economics of Risk and Insurance, Actuarial Economics, Price Risk Analysis, Dependence Modeling, and Micro-Financial Economics
  • Agricultural, Environmental, and Resource Economics
  • Economics Education and Pedagogy
  • Microeconomics, Game Theory, Matching Theory, and Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Applied Econometrics, Micro-Econometrics, Limited Dependent Variable (LDV) Models, Discrete Choice Models (DCMs)
  • Managerial Economics, Engineering Economy, Economic Evaluation of Industrial Projects, Financial Engineering, and Analyzing Investment Opportunities in Financial Markets
  • Growth Economics, Growth Accounting, Productivity Analysis, and Aggregate Production Functions
  • Teaching Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Engineering Economy
  • Applied Economics, and Analysis of Causal Effects and Policy Impacts

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Conference Travel Grant, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University, Summer 2016
  • Conference Travel Grant, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University, Spring 2016
  • Winner of a scholarship amounting to 1500 € for attending the I.S.E.O Summer School in Economics – 12th edition with courses offered by three Nobel Laureates in Economics: Michael Spence, George Akerlof, and Robert Shiller.
  • Conference Travel Grant, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University, Summer 2015
  • Conference Travel Grant, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University, Spring 2015
  • Outstanding Student Award among the IELP students in the summer quarter of 2012 with a GPA of 95.8 out of 100 at the University of Washington, Professional and Continuing Education, International and English Language Program (IELP), Seattle, WA
  • Outstanding Student Award among the IELP students in the winter quarter of 2012 with a GPA of 97.5 out of 100 at the University of Washington, Professional and Continuing Education, International and English Language Program (IELP), Seattle, WA
  • The translator of an English Engineering Economy book that is now one of the best-seller and reference books in the area of Engineering Economy at Iranian Universities
  • 1st place among students of M.S. in the field of Economics (class of 2009) with a GPA of 3.91 out of 4.00 at Azad University of Iran, Firoozkooh Branch
  • 2nd rank among more than 1000 applicants of Mining Engineering B.Sc. entrance exam
  • 1st place among the students of Associate Degree program (class of 2003) in the field of Mine Exploitation at the Mines and Industries University of Iran, Birjand Branch

Paper Presentations at Conferences

  • “Industrial Design at the Service of Teaching Economics: 3D-Printed Prototypes and Materialized Demonstrations of Utility and Production Functions”, presented at the 86th Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association (SEA), Washington, District of Columbia, USA, 19-21 November, 2016.
  • “Employing Technology in Providing an Interactive, Visual “Big Picture” for Macroeconomics: A Major Step Forward towards the Web-Based, Interactive, and Graphic Syllabus”, presented at the Sixth Annual American Economic Association (AEA) Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 1-3 June, 2016.
  • “The Visual “Big Picture” of Consumer Theory in Modern Microeconomics”, presented at the 27th Annual Teaching Economics Conference – Instruction and Classroom Based Research, held by Robert Morris University & McGraw Hill/Irwin Publishing Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 18-20 February, 2016.
  • “A Briefcase of 3D Utility and Production Functions: 3D-Printed Prototypes and Realized Demonstrations of Utility and Production Functions (An Innovative, Pedagogical Tool to Teach Microeconomics)”, presented at the 27th Annual Teaching Economics Conference – Instruction and Classroom Based Research, held by Robert Morris University & McGraw Hill/Irwin Publishing Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 18-20 February, 2016.
  • “Clarifying Theoretical Intricacies through the Use of Conceptual Visualization: Case of Production Theory in Advanced Microeconomics”, written and presented jointly with Alexandra Naumenko at the 27th Annual Teaching Economics Conference – Instruction and Classroom Based Research, held by Robert Morris University & McGraw Hill/Irwin Publishing Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 18-20 February, 2016.
  • “A Comprehensive Visual ‘Wheel of Duality’ in Consumer Theory: An Instructional Tool Usable in Advanced Microeconomics to Turn ‘Pain’ into ‘Joy’ ”, presented at the 80th Annual International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES) Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 8-11 October, 2015.
  • “Teaching Economics and Providing Visual ‘Big Pictures’ – Case of General Equilibrium in the IS/LM/AS/AD Framework in Intermediate Macroeconomics”, presented at the 14th Annual Cambridge Business & Economics Conference, held at University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 1-2 July, 2015.
  • “A Comprehensive Visual ‘Wheel of Duality’ in Consumer Theory”, presented at the IJAS Conference: International Conference for Business and Economics, held at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 26-30 May, 2015.
  • “The Visual ‘Big Picture’ of Intermediate Macroeconomics”, presented at the IJAS conference: International Conference for Business and Economics, held at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 16-20 March, 2015.
  • “Teaching Economics and Providing Visual ‘Big Pictures’ ”, presented at the 26th Annual Teaching Economics Conference – Instruction and Classroom Based Research, held by Robert Morris University & McGraw Hill/Irwin Publishing Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 12-14 February, 2015.

Publications: Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Moosavian, S. A. Z. N. (2016). The Visual Decoding of the “Wheel of Duality” in Consumer Theory in Modern Microeconomics: An Instructional Tool Usable in Advanced Microeconomics to Turn “Pain” into “Joy”. Applied Economics and Finance, 3(3), 288-304. doi:10.11114/aef.v3i3.1718
  • Moosavian, S. A. Z. N. (2016). The Visual “Big Picture” of Intermediate Macroeconomics: A Pedagogical Tool to Teach Intermediate Macroeconomics. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 3(3), 288-304. doi:10.11114/aef.v3i3.1718
  • Naumenko, A. & Moosavian, S. A. Z. N. (2016). Clarifying Theoretical Intricacies through the Use of Conceptual Visualization: Case of Production Theory in Advanced Microeconomics. Applied Economics and Finance, 3(4), 103-122. doi:10.11114/aef.v3i4.1781
  • Moosavian, S. A. Z. N. (2016). A Comprehensive Visual “Wheel of Duality” in Consumer Theory. Research Note, International Advances in Economic Research, 1-2.
  • Moosavian, S. A. Z. N. (2016). Teaching Economics and Providing Visual “Big Pictures”. Journal of Economics and Political Economy, 3(1), 119-133.
  • Moosavian, S. A. Z. N. (2015). Production Function of the Mining Sector of Iran. arXiv preprint arXiv:1509.03703.
  • Zeytoon Nejad Moosavian, S. A. (2012), Measuring and Analyzing the Shares of Economic Growth Sources in the Mine Sector of Iran, with Mahmoud Mahmoudzadeh, Published in Iranian Economic Journal – Macroeconomics (IEJM) (ISC), University of Mazandaran, No. 13, pp. 121-142. (In Persian)

Publications: Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • Zeytoon Nejad Moosavian, Seyyed Ali, “Teaching Economics and Providing Visual ‘Big Pictures’ – Case of General Equilibrium in the IS/LM/AS/AD Framework in Intermediate Macroeconomics”, the 14th Annual Cambridge Business & Economics Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 1-2 July, 2015.

Symposia and Poster Presentations at Economics Conferences

  • “An Atlas of Economics: Teaching Tools for Navigating the ‘Big Picture’ ”, a poster presented jointly with Alexandra Naumenko, Accepted for the American Economic Association (AEA) Committee on Economic Education poster session for the 2017 ASSA Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, January 6-8, 2017.
  • “Industrial Design at the Service of Teaching Economics: 3D-Prined Prototypes and Materialized Demonstrations of Utility and Production Functions”, a poster presented at the American Economic Association (AEA) Committee on Economic Education poster session for the 2017 ASSA Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, January 6-8, 2017.
  • “A Holistic Visual “Wheel of Relationships” in Production Theory”, a poster presented jointly with Alexandra Naumenko, Accepted to be presented at the American Economic Association (AEA) poster session at the 2017 ASSA Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, January 6-8, 2017.
  • “An Atlas of Economics: Teaching Tools for Navigating the ‘Big Picture’ ”, a poster presented jointly with Alexandra Naumenko, Nominated by the department of Economics and accepted by NCSU to make a poster presentation at the Eleventh Annual NC State University Graduate Student Research Symposium, NCSU, March 23rd, 2016.

Publications: Textbooks

  • Translator of “Basics of Engineering Economy”, By Blank L. and Tarquin A., Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, Translated from English into Farsi (VOL#2), ISBN: 978-600-5413-81-6, Publisher: Avay-e-Noor Publications Company, September 2012, Tehran, Iran.

Link: http://www.adinehbook.com/gp/product/6005413175

  • Translator of “Basics of Engineering Economy”, By Blank L. and Tarquin A., Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, Translated from English into Farsi (VOL#1), ISBN: 978-600-5413-17-5, Publisher: Avay-e-Noor Publications Company, September 2010, Tehran, Iran.

Link: http://www.adinehbook.com/gp/product/6005413816/ref=sr_1_1000_3/967-4728729-8780091


Interactive Web-Based Instructional Tools (Part of My Teaching Portfolio)

  • The Big Picture of Macroeconomics: An Innovative, Pedagogical Tool to Teach Macroeconomics, A Web-Based Interactive Figure to Better Learn Macroeconomics, it contains visuals, short videos, texts, etc. in an organized way, Uploaded on Feb, 15, 2015.

Link: http://zeytoonnejad.com/macrobigpic.aspx

  • The Visual Wheel of Duality in Microeconomics – Consumer Theory: An Innovative, Pedagogical Tool to Teach Microeconomics, A Web-Based Interactive Figure to Better Learn Microeconomics, which contains visuals, short videos, texts, etc. in an organized way, Uploaded on September, 15, 2015.

Link: http://zeytoonnejad.com/wod/wod.aspx


Patents:

  • Seyyed Ali Zeytoon Nejad Moosavian, “3D-Printed Prototypes and Realized Demonstrations of Utility and Production Functions: An Innovative, Pedagogical Tool to Teach Microeconomics”, US Provisional Application Number 62/267,833, Filed at US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Filed on Dec. 15, 2015.

Selected Educational Workshops and Special Courses

  • I.S.E.O Summer School in Economics – 12th Edition with Three Nobel Laureates in Economics: Michael Spence, George Akerlof, and Robert Shiller entitled “A Path to a Sustainable Global Economy: Growth Strategies, Fiscal Stimulus, and Experimental Monetary Policies”, ISEO (Institute for Studies on Economics and Employment) (Iseo, Italy), Winner of a scholarship amounting to 1500 €, June 20-27 2014 Iseo, Italy.
  • Taking a Ph.D. course called “Capital Investment Economic Analysis (ISE 711)”, A Ph.D. course offered by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University, January 2015 – May 2015
  • Auditing a graduate course called “Applied Engineering Economy (ISE 510)”, A graduate course offered by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University, January 2016 – May 2016
  • Taking an education Ph.D. course called “Teaching in College (EAC 786)”, A Ph.D. course offered by the Department of Adult and Higher Education at North Carolina State University, August 2014 – December 2014
  • Economics Teaching Workshop, 13th Annual Workshop, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), Department of Economics and Finance, 2013
  • Economics Teaching Workshop, Wortheconomics Triangle Teaching Workshop, MacMillan Publishers, Focus: New Ideas to Engage Economics Students, March, 2016.
  • Completion of English as a Second Language (ESL) program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, School Year: December 2011 – December 2012
  • Certificate of the course of “Economic Evaluation of Investment Projects by using COMFAR Software – Advance Comprehensive Course of COMFAR”, Economics School, Tehran University, 2007
  • Certificate of the course of “Economic Evaluation of Investment Projects”, Economics School, Tehran University, 2005
  • Certificate of the course of “Economic Evaluation of Investment Projects by using COMFAR Software”, Economics School, Tehran University, 2005
  • Certificate of the course of “Sales Management”, Economics School, Tehran University, 2005
  • Certificate of the course of “How to Invest in Stock Exchange”, Pars Portfolio Company, Tehran, 2004
  • Certificate of the course of “Decision making in the Tehran Stock Exchange”, Sahmnegar Company, Tehran, 2004
  • Certificate of the course of “Fundamental Analysis to Invest in Stock Exchange”, Pars Portfolio Company, Tehran, 2004
  • Certificate of the course of “Technical Analysis to Invest in Stock Exchange”, Pars Portfolio Company, Tehran, 2004
  • Certificate of the course of “Portfolio Analysis to Invest in Stock Exchange”, Pars Portfolio Company, Tehran, 2004

Teaching Experiences

  • Independent Instructor, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University, Fall 2017
    • EC 201 (Undergraduate Course): Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2107

 

  • Independent Instructor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University, Fall 2017

ARE 201 (Undergraduate Course): Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics, Fall 2107

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, January 2016 – Present
    • ECG 704 (Ph.D. Core Course): Macroeconomics I (TA for Professor Giuseppe Fiori), Fall 2106
    • EC 404 (Undergraduate Course): Money, Financial Markets, and the Economy (TA for Professor Douglas Pearce), Fall 2106
    • EC 302 (Undergraduate Course): Intermediate Macroeconomics (TA for Professor Douglas Pearce), Fall 2106
    • ECG 506 (Master Level Course): Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (TA for Professor Giuseppe Fiori), Spring 2106
    • ECG 703 (Ph.D. Pre-Core Course): Fundamentals of Macroeconomics (TA for Professor Giuseppe Fiori), Spring 2106
  • Lab Instructor, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University, Spring 2017
    • EC 202 (Undergraduate Course): Principles of Macroeconomics (Lab instructor for Professor Lee Craig), Teaching three sections, Spring 2107
  • Instructor of Economic Evaluation of Industrial Projects by Using COMFAR III Software / Teaching the course for the engineers who were the members of Iran Mining Engineering Organization / Employer: Ministry of Industries and Mines – Institute for Training & Research – Tehran – Tehran / January 2007
  • Instructor of Economic Evaluation of Industrial Projects by Using COMFAR III Software / Teaching the course for the engineers who were the members of Iran Mining Engineering Organization / Employer: Ministry of Industries and Mines – Institute for Training & Research – South Khorasan – Birjand / February 2006
  • Tutoring experience: Engineering Economics – Econometrics – Macroeconomics – Microeconomics

Employment and Work Experiences

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, January 2016 – Present
  • Financial Analyst and Economic Evaluator of Projects, Shayeste Karan Khuzestan Co., Tehran, Iran, April 2009 – Present
  • Active Collaboration in a Research Project Entitled “Estimating Economic External Costs of Detergent Powder Production in IRAN (Case of Tolypers Company), Tehran, Iran, 2012-2013
  • Translator of Economic Texts – English to Persian, Avay-e-Noor Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran, June 2009 – March 2010
  • Assistant Director of Branch, Census Office of Foreign Citizens – Hashtgerd Branch, Hashtgerd, Iran, October 2003 – February 2004
  • Assistant Director of Branch, Census Office of Foreign Citizens – Kashan Branch, Kashan, Iran, June 2003 – October 2003
  • Working as an Intern in the Limestone Mines of Tehran Cement Company, Tehran, Iran, June 2002 – September 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association (AEA), member, 2012-present
  • International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES), member, 2015-present
  • Southern Economic Association (SEA), member, 2016-present
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), member, 2017-present

Editorial Duties, Peer Reviewer and Referee

  • Journal of Business and Economic Research (BER), Macrothink Institute, Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer, September 2016-present
  • International Journal of Economics and Finance (IJEF), Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE), Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer, December 2016-present
  • Journal of Applied Economics and Finance (AEF), RedFame, Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer, June 2016-present

Computer Skills

  • Good experience with computer software programs: Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.
  • Good experience with statistical software packages: Matlab, SAS, EViews, and Stata
  • Familiarity with R software
  • Good experience with the economic evaluation of industrial projects by using COMFAR III and Excel
  • Familiarity with Lingo 15.0 (An Optimization Modeling Software Package for Linear, Nonlinear, and Integer Programming)

Other Experiences and Skills

  • Full professional proficiency in the English language
  • Familiarity with translation techniques – English to Persian and Persian to English
  • Proficiency in translation – Economic and Financial texts – English to Persian and Persian to English