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Farhad Rassekh

Prof Rassekh

Professor of Economics and Associate Dean
Department of Economics, Finance and Insurance
Phone: 860-768-5007, Room 412F





MBA 614
Economic Analysis for Managers.

EC 450
International Economics

EC 211
Principles of Microeconomics

Farhad Rassekh is professor of economics and associate dean in the Barney school of Business at the University of Hartford, where he has been teaching since 1989.   In 2007 he received James E. and Frances W. Bent Award for Scholarly and/or Artistic Creativity. He teaches courses in managerial economics and international economics. His research areas include international trade and history of economic thought. He has published numerous articles in academic journals including in the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Inquiry, Review of International Economics, and History of Economic Ideas.

B.S. in Economics, National University of Iran 1976, M.A. in Economics, University of North Texas, 1978, Ph.D. in Economics, University of Houston, 1983

Selected Scholarly Writings:
“An Empirical Investigation of the Ratchet Effect in the OECD, 1985-2009,” (with Omid  Ranjbar), forthcoming, International Economic Journal.      

“Can Economic Globalization Lead to a More Just Society?” (With John Speir), Journal of Global Ethics 6, 1, 2010, 27-43.

In the Shadow of the Invisible Hand,” History of Economic Ideas XVII/ 3, 2009, 147 - 168.

“Is Stolper-Samuelson Dangerous and FPE a Failure?” Review of International Economics and Finance 19, 2009, 555- 561.

“Does Trade Cause Higher Growth in Lower-Income Economies? An Empirical Inquiry,” Review of Development Economics 11(1), February 2007, 159 -169

"The Interplay of International Trade, Economic Growth, and Income Convergence: A Brief Intellectual History of Recent Developments, "The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 13/4, December 2004, 371-395.

"A Model of Growth and Convergence in the Presence of Input-Enhancing Factors: An Empirical Study,"(with Michael Panik) Economic Inquiry 40 (2), April 2002, 158-165

"Smith, Friedman, and Self-Interest in Ethical Society,"(with Harvey James), Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (3), 2000, 659-674.

"The Convergence Hypothesis: History, Theory, and Evidence,” Open Economies Review 9, 1998, 85-105.

“Adjustment in General Equilibrium: Some Industrial Evidence,” (with Henry Thompson), Review of International Economics 5, (1), February 1997, 20-31.

“Factor Price Equalization: Theory and Evidence,” (with Henry Thompson), Journal of Economic Integration 8(1), Spring 1993, 1-32

“Tendency Towards Factor Price Equalization Among OECD Countries” (with Manouchehr Mokhtari), Review of Economics and Statistics, November 1989, 636-642

“The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Capital Outflows,” (with Roy Ruffin), American Economic Review, December 1986, 1126-1130

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