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Visiting Lecturer Program (105)

Speaker: Amir Farmanesh

Ph.D. candidate in Policy Studies
School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Co-organized by International Association of Iranian Managers

Local Organizer: Keyvan Vakili

Title: Econometrics approach to international development studies

Time: Saturday, August 18, 2007, 10:00am
Location: School of Management and Economics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran

Abstract: What are the factors and variables influencing the economic, social and political development? Which socio-economic variables are influencing the process and in what ways? This is an empirical study using 45 years of data in a panel data model to gain basic understanding of those variables. In current stage, dependent variable is political development of selected countries and independent variables are a list of socio-economic variables. The author is planning to expand this research further in coming years by examining more variables and utilizing other econometrics models including 3SLS (three stage least squares) system.