Ali Hashemi

Department of Economics & Finance                                                                  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


  • "Identifying Financial Incentive Designs To Enhance Participation In Weight Loss Programs" with W. You, Boyle, P. Estabrooks, C. Parmeter, and B. Kanninen, forthcoming in Journal of Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy.
  • "From Health Service Delivery to Family Planning: The Changing Impact of Health Clinics on Fertility in Rural Iran" with D. Salehi-Isfahani, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 61(2):281-309, 2013
  • "Regional Poverty in Iran" with D. Salehi-Isfahani, World Bank report, 2007
  • "Robust Strategic Planning Employing Scenario Planning and Fuzzy Inference System" with P. Hana.zadeh and E. S. Parvin, International Journal of Decision Support System Technology, 1(3), 21-45, July-September 2009.

Book Chapters
  • "Applicability Of Bene.t Transfers For Evaluation Of Homeland Security Counterterrorism Measures" with K. Boyle, S. Kaul, and X. Li, forthcoming in Estimating the Benefi.ts of Homeland Security Policies, C. Mans.eld and V.K. Smith (eds.), 2014

Conference Papers
  • "Evaluating the Impact of Iran's 1992 Education Reform on High School Dropout and Vocational Enrollment.", Western Economics Association International (WEAI) Annual Conference, Denver, CO, June 2014
  • "From Health Service Delivery to Family Planning: The Changing Impact of Health Clinics on Fertility in Rural Iran", The 3rd Annual Conference on Iran's economy, University of Chicago, Illinois, October 2010
  • "Family Program E.ects in Rural Iran", The Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference, Tufts University, Medford, MA, November 2009
  • "Voting for Populism: An Analysis of Iran's 2005 Presidential Election" with H. Salehi Esfahani and D. Salehi-Isfahani, Conference on Iran's economy, Urbana, Illinois, December 2008

Working papers

Work in progress
  • "Regional Inequality in Iran" with D. Salehi-Isfahani
  • "Equality of opportunity in Education in Egypt and Jordan" (with D. Salehi-Isfahani, Ragui Assaad)
  • "An Analysis of Iran's 2013 Presidential Election" (with D. Salehi-Isfahani)
  • "A Comparative Study of Pro-poor Growth in three MENA Countries", ERF
  • "Financial incentive design in weight loss programs: a Non-parametric approach" with W. You and C. Parmeter

  • 2014, A Comparative Study of Pro-poor Growth in three MENA Countries, ERF (Cairo) $12,000


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