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Dr. Hassan Shirvani Dr. Hassan Shirvani Professor Cullen Foundation Chair in Economics
Economics, Finance & DEIS
713/525-2118


Dr. Hassan Shirvani is the Cullen Endowed Chair of Economics. His research areas include macroeconomics, investments and international finance. He can speak on investments, economic finance, financial institutions and markets.

Areas of Expertise
Investments, Financial Institutions, Markets, Macroeconomics, National Debt

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Economics - Harvard University (1979)
  • Master of Arts - Economics - Harvard University (1978)
  • Bachelor of Science - Economics - London School of Economics (1972)

Publications

  • "Robust Panel Unit Root Tests for the Velocity of Money in a Sample of the OECD Countries"
    Banks and Bank Systems
    (2014)
  • "Nonlinear Mean Reversion in the Inflation Rate: Evidence from a Panel of OECD Countries"
    Southern Business & Economic Journal
    (2014)
  • "Interest Rate Liberalization and Inflation in Developing Countries: A Theoretical Analysis."
    Banks and Bank Systems
    (2013)