Ali Hashemi

Department of Economics                                                                                        Phone: (419) 289-5734

Dauch College of Business & Economics                                                  

Ashland University                                                                                                                                                                                                           

401 College Ave., OH 44805

Research Interests 

Development Economics, Health Economics, Middle East Economics


Ashland University, Assistant Professor, 2012
Wake Forest University, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011


Ph.D. Economics, Virginia Tech, May 2011
M.A. Information Technology Management, Allame Tabatabaei University, 2005
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2000


  • A. Hashemi, D. Salehi-Isfahani, 2013, "From Health Service Delivery to Family Planning: The Changing Impact of Health Clinics on Fertility in Rural Iran", Economic Development and Cultural Change, 61(2), 281-309
  • K. Boyle, S. Kaul, A. Hashemi, X. Li, 2012, "Applicability Of Benefit Transfers For Evaluation Of Homeland Security Counterterrorism Measures", forthcoming in Estimating the Benefits of Homeland Security Policies, C. Mansfield and V.K. Smith (eds.)
  • P. Hanafizadeh, A. Hashemi, E. S. Parvin, 2009, "Robust Strategic Planning Employing Scenario Planning and Fuzzy Inference System", International Journal of Decision Support System Technology, 1(3), 21-45, July-September.

Working papers
  • Identifying Financial Incentive Designs To Enhance Participation In Weight Loss Programs (with W. You, Boyle, P. Estabrooks, C. Parmeter, and B. Kanninen), under review at BMC Public Health.
  • Evaluating the Impact of Iran’s 1992 Education Reform on High School Dropout and Vocational Enrollment. (with M. Majbouri, D. Salehi-Isfahani)
    Regional Poverty in Iran (with D. Salehi-Isfahani)
  • Voting for Populism: An Analysis of Iran's 2005 Presidential Election (October 2007 with H. Salehi Esfahani, D. Salehi-Isfahani)

Work in progress
  • The Impact of Monetary Incentives on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation" with W. You and P. Estabrooks
  • Regional Inequality in Iran" with D. Salehi-Isfahani
  • Financial incentive design in weight loss programs: a Non-parametric approach" with W. You and C. Parmeter


Ashland University:
  • Econ 232: Principles of Microeconomics
  • Econ 233: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Econ 342: International Economics
  • Econ 331: Comparative Economics
Wake Forest University
  • Introduction to Economics
Virginia Tech:
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Teaching Assistant: Middle East Economics, Experimental Economics