Mohsen Fardmanesh

Professor Mohsen FardmaneshAssociate Professor
871 Ritter Hall Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122


International Economics, Development Economics, Transition Economics, Structural Change, Parallel Foreign Exchange, Financial Stability


Dr. Mohsen Fardmanesh joined the economics department at Temple after completing his graduate studies at Yale University. He has taught various courses in international economics, macroeconomics, and managerial economics, and has been the recipient of the Musser Award for Excellence in Teaching and of the Andrisani/Frank Outstanding Teacher Award. His research has focused on external shocks and structural adjustments, transition economics, dynamics of parallel foreign exchange markets, fiscal activities and economic growth, political economy of budget cuts, and financial instability. He has published in, among others, the Journal of Development Economics, Review of Development Economics, World Development, Eastern Economic Journal, Public Choice, Economics and Politics, and the Yale Economic Growth Center Paper Series. He has been a visiting research scholar at Yale and! a research consultant at The World Bank.

Selected Publications

  • “Fiscal Variables and Economic Growth: A Cross-Sectional Analysis,” (with R. Martin), Public Choice, 1990, Vol. 64, No. 3.
  • “Terms of Trade Shocks and Structural Adjustment in a Small Open Economy: Dutch Disease and Oil Price Increases,” Journal of Development Economics, 1990, Vol. 34, No. 1/2.
  • “Economic Growth and Alternative Deficit-Reducing Tax Increases and Expenditure Cuts: A Cross-Country Study,” Public Choice, 1991, Vol. 69, No. 2.
  • “Dutch Disease and the Oil Syndrome: An Empirical Study,” World Development, 1991, Vol. 19, No. 6.
  • “Financial Instability and the Share Economy,” (with S. Siddiqui), Eastern Economic Journal, 1994, Vol 20, No. 1.
  • “What is Vulnerable During Fiscal Retrenchment?,” (with N. Habibi), Economics and Politics, 2000, Vol. 12, No. 1.
  • “Wage and Price Control Policies in Transition Economies,” (with L. Tan), Journal of Development Economics, 2003, Vol. 70, No. 1.
  • “Foreign Exchange Controls and the Parallel Market Premium,” (with S. Douglas), Review of Development Economics, 2008, Vol. 12, No.1.

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate: International Trade, International Monetary Economics
  • Graduate: Managerial Economics, Survey of International Economics, International Trade Theory