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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 focuses on the political economy of oil and natural resources, government-business relations, international labor, and public goods. He is the author of Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World (Oxford University Press 2016). His research also appears in a variety of journals that include World Development, Comparative Politics, 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 & International Affairs and Harvard University's Belfer Center for Public & International Affairs. Before coming to Tufts, he worked as a consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC. He received a 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