Research/Areas of Interest: Comparative Political Economy, International Development


  • PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, United States, 2011


Nimah Mazaheri's research focuses on the political economy of oil and natural resources, government-business relations, and international labor. 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 Princeton 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.