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Nimah Mazaheri


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Tufts University
Dept. of Political Science
Packard Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5840
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Associate Professor

Expertise
Comparative Political Economy, Middle East and South Asia regions

Biography
Nimah Mazaheri's research is centered in the field of comparative political economy with a focus on developing countries, oil and mining sectors, and government-business relations. His book Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World was published with Oxford University Press (2016). His research also appears in a variety of journals that include World Development, Studies in Comparative International Development, Political Research Quarterly, and Middle East Journal. He held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Harvard University's Belfer Center for Public and International Affairs. Prior to joining the faculty at Tufts University, he worked as a consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC. He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 2011.

Courses
PS 138-09: The Political Economy of Developing Countries
PS 138-10: The Politics of Oil and Energy