Short Resume


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.
  • 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.

Major Areas of Interest

  • Growth Economics, Engineering Economy, Micro-econometrics, Environmental Economics, Economics Education and Pedagogy

Selected 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.
  • “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.

Selected 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: 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


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 in Industrial Engineering called “Capital Investment Economic Analysis (ISE 711)”, A Ph.D. course offered by the Department of Industrial Engineering and Systems at North Carolina State University, January 2015 – May 2015
  • 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
  • Completion of English as a Second Language (ESL) program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, School Year: December 2011 – December 2012

Teaching Experiences

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 / February 2006 AND January 2007


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
  • Translator of Economic Texts – English to Persian, Avay-e-Noor Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran, June 2009 – March 2010

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 and Other Experiences

  • Good experience with computer software programs: Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.
  • Good experience with statistical software packages: Matlab, SAS, EViews, and Stata
  • Good experience with the economic evaluation of industrial projects by using COMFAR III and Excel
  • Full professional proficiency in the English language