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Research Interests

Macroeconomics; Global and National Macroeconometric Modelling; Energy Economics.


Kamiar Mohaddes is a Senior Lecturer and Fellow in Economics at Girton College, University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Economic Research Forum (ERF) advisory committee, an ERF Research Fellow, and serves as its Thematic Co-Leader for the macroeconomics theme. He is also an Associate Researcher at the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge, an Associate Fellow of the USC Dornsife Institute for New Economic Thinking, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at ANU in Australia. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and an MPhil and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, global and national macroeconometric modelling, and energy economics. His articles have been published in a number of edited volumes (Cambridge University Press and Routledge) as well as in leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of International Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. His research has also been covered in major international news outlets including Bloomberg, the Economist, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Burney, N.A., Mohaddes, K., Alawadhi, A., and Al-Musallam, M. The dynamics and determinants of Kuwait's long-run economic growth, (2018) Economic Modelling
Mohaddes, K. and Raissi, M. Do sovereign wealth funds dampen the negative effects of commodity price volatility?, (2017) Journal of Commodity Markets
Mohaddes, K. and Pesaran, M. H. Oil Prices and the Global Economy: Is It Different This Time Around?, (2017) Energy Economics
Chudik, A., Mohaddes, K., Pesaran, M.H. and Raissi, M. Is there a debt-threshold effect on output growth?, (2017) Review of Economics and Statistics
Cashin, P., Mohaddes, K. and Raissi, M. Fair weather or foul? The macroeconomic effects of El Niño, (2017) Journal of International Economics

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Mohaddes, K. and Raissi, M. Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility?, (2017) CWPE1710
Mohaddes, K., Raissi, M. and Weber, A. Can Italy Grow Out of Its NPL Overhang? A Panel Threshold Analysis , (2017) CWPE1723
Mohaddes, K. and Raissi, M. The U.S. Oil Supply Revolution and the Global Economy, (2016) CWPE1605
Cashin, P., Mohaddes, K. and Raissi, M. China’s Slowdown and Global Financial Market Volatility: Is World Growth Losing Out?, (2016) CWPE1618
El-Anshasy, A., Mohaddes, K. and Nugent, J. B. Oil, Volatility and Institutions:Cross-Country Evidence from Major Oil Producers, (2015) CWPE1523

Chapter in Book

Cashin, P., Mohaddes, K., and Raissi. M. The Global Impact of the Systemic Economies and MENA Business Cycles, (2016) in the book: Understanding and Avoiding the Oil Curse in Resource-rich Arab Economies - Cambridge University Press
Mohaddes, K., and Raissi. M. Does Inflation Slow Long-Run Growth in India?, (2016) in the book: Taming Indian Inflation - International Monetary Fund
Chudik, A., Mohaddes, K., Pesaran, M. H. and Raissi, M. Long-Run Effects in Large Heterogeneous Panel Data Models with Cross-Sectionally Correlated Errors, (2016) in the book: Advances in Econometrics (Volume 36): Essays in honor of Aman Ullah - Emerald Group Publishing Limit
Mohaddes, K. and Pesaran, M.H. One Hundred Years of Oil Income and the Iranian Economy: A Curse or A Blessing?, (2013) in the book: Iran and the Global Economy: Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions - Routledge

Recent Activities

Dr. Mohaddes's Research Covered in the Financial Times - Publication Date: 2017-05-03
Dr Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Is There a Debt-Threshold Effect on Output Growth?" (joint with Chudik, Pesaran and Raissi) was covered in the Financial Times today.

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes interviewed on CCTV America - Publication Date: 2015-08-25
The research of Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes, into the macroeconomic effects of El Niño has been given coverage on both CCTV America news channel and in The Economist.

Kamiar Mohaddes's Research makes National and University News - Publication Date: 2014-07-13
The Paper, Fair weather or foul: the macroeconomic effects of El Niño, by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes, Paul Cashin and Mehdi Raissi comes as the Australian Bureau of Meteorology says there is at least a 70% chance of an El Nino weather event developing in 2014.

Kam Mohaddes - Benefits by the Barrel - Publication Date: 2011-04-21
Countries rich in oil have long been associated with the "resource-curse paradox" - a principle which states they will suffer, rather than benefit, in the long run. Not so, new research by a Cambridge Gates scholar suggests.

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Climate Change, Volatility, and Economic Growth: Evidence from U.S. States with Pesaran, M. H. and Dr. Raissi, M. (JHOU)


PIIB Paper 8 - Lent - Development Economics II
Diploma Paper 2 - Macroeconomics

Dr Kamiar Mohaddes

Janeway Fellow in Economics

Fellow and Senior College Lecturer in Economics (Girton College)

Research Group:

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Details
Room: 97
Office Hours: By appointment only
College: Girton College