Almas Heshmati
Research Fellow

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Heshmati Almas Heshmati is Professor of Economics at the Jönköping University (Sweden) and Sogang University (South Korea). He was professor of Economics at the Korea University, Seoul National University, University of Kurdistan at Hawler, RATIO Institute, Stockholm and MTT Agrifood Research, Helsinki and Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), The United Nations University, Helsinki during 2001-2004. From 1998 until 2001, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.

He has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Gothenburg (1994), where he held a Senior Researcher position until 1998. His research interests include agricultural economics, development economics, energy economics, industrial organization, labor, globalization, income distribution, productivity, efficiency, growth, health care and capital structure. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Panel Data. His publications include papers in the Agricultural Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Econometric Reviews, Economic Theory, Empirical Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Global Economy Journal, International Journal of Industrial Organization, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of the World System Research, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, and Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2000.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10909  Seyoung Chae
Almas Heshmati
The Effects of Lifetime Work Experience on Incidence and Severity of Elderly Poverty in Korea
10897  Haeyeon Yoon
Almas Heshmati
Do Environmental Regulations Effect FDI Decisions? The Pollution Haven Hypothesis Revisited
10880  Almas Heshmati
Nam-Seok Kim
The Relationship between Economic Growth and Democracy: Alternative Representations of Technological Change
10554  Lyubov Tsoy
Almas Heshmati
Impact of Financial Crises on Dynamics of Capital Structure: Evidence from Korean Listed Companies
10553  Bobae Noh
Almas Heshmati
Does Official Development Assistance Affect Donor's Export? Case of Korea
10448  Almas Heshmati
Masoomeh Rashidghalam
Estimation of Technical Change and TFP Growth Based on Observable Technology Shifters
10131  Abdou Musonera
Almas Heshmati
Measuring Women's Empowerment in Rwanda
10117  Eric Uwitonze
Almas Heshmati
Service Sector Development and its Determinants in Rwanda
9923  Almas Heshmati
Masoomeh Rashidghalam
Labour Productivity in Kenyan Manufacturing and Service Industries
9807  Masoomeh Rashidghalam
Almas Heshmati
Ghader Dashti
Esmail Pishbahar
A Comparison of Panel Data Models in Estimating Technical Efficiency
9713  Almas Heshmati
The Economics of Healthy Ageing in China
(published as 'The Social and Economics of Healthy Ageing in China' in: World Health Design, January 2016, pp. 64-70)
9672  Arno Tausch
Almas Heshmati
Islamism and Gender Relations in the Muslim World as Reflected in Recent World Values Survey Data
(forthcoming in: Society and Economy)
9611  Almas Heshmati
A Review of the Circular Economy and its Implementation
9571  Naceur Khraief
Muhammad Shahbaz
Almas Heshmati
Muhammad Azam
Are Unemployment Rates in OECD Countries Stationary? Evidence from Univariate and Panel Unit Root Tests
8809  Ilham Haouas
Almas Heshmati
The Impact of Arab Spring on Hiring and Separation Rates in the Tunisian Labour Market
8790  Junghee Han
Almas Heshmati
Innovation and SMEs Patent Propensity in Korea
8375  Almas Heshmati
Shahrouz Abolhosseini
Market Design for Trading Commoditized Renewable Energy
(published in: The Development of Renewable Energy Sources and its Significance for the Environment, 2015, pp. 107-118)
8182  Shahrouz Abolhosseini
Almas Heshmati
The Main Support Mechanisms to Finance Renewable Energy Development
(published as 'Financing Renewable Energy Development' in: The Development of Renewable Energy Sources and its Significance for the Environment, 2015, pp. 85-106)
8163  Arno Tausch
Almas Heshmati
Testing an EU-Candidate's Place on the Maps of Global Economic, Political and Social Values: The Case of Turkey
8145  Shahrouz Abolhosseini
Almas Heshmati
Jörn Altmann
A Review of Renewable Energy Supply and Energy Efficiency Technologies
(published as 'Alternative Renewable Energy Production Technologies' in: The Development of Renewable Energy Sources and its Significance for the Environment, 2015, pp. 31-64)
8119  Almas Heshmati
Jungsuk Kim
A Survey of the Role of Fiscal Policy in Addressing Income Inequality, Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth
8081  Nabaz T. Khayyat
Almas Heshmati
Production Risk, Energy Use Efficiency and Productivity of Korean Industries
8080  Nabaz T. Khayyat
Jongsu Lee
Almas Heshmati
How ICT Investment and Energy Use Influence the Productivity of Korean Industries
8078  Almas Heshmati
An Empirical Survey of the Ramifications of a Green Economy
8003  Ilham Haouas
Almas Heshmati
Can the UAE Avoid the Oil Curse by Economic Diversification?
(forthcoming in: International Research Journal of Finance and Economics)
7989  Shahrouz Abolhosseini
Almas Heshmati
Jörn Altmann
The Effect of Renewable Energy Development on Carbon Emission Reduction: An Empirical Analysis for the EU-15 Countries
(published as 'Impact of Renewable Energy Development on Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction' in: The Development of Renewable Energy Sources and its Significance for the Environment, 2015, pp. 119-146)
7851  Almas Heshmati
The Effect of Credit Guarantees on R&D Investment of SMEs in Korea
(Published in: Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 2015, 23(3), 407-421. )
7731  Almas Heshmati
Robert Rudolf
Income vs. Consumption Inequality in South Korea: Evaluating Stochastic Dominance Rankings by Various Household Attributes
(published in: Asian Economic Journal, 2014, 28(4), 413-436. )
7708  Sungwook Cho
Almas Heshmati
What If You Had Been Less Fortunate: The Effects of Poor Family Background on Current Labor Market Outcomes
(Published in: Journal of Economic Studies, 2015, 42(1), 20-33. )
7695  Junghee Han
Almas Heshmati
Determinants of Financial Rewards from Industry-University Collaboration in South Korea
(published in: International Journal of Innovation Management, 2016, 20(7), 235-257. )
7487  Almas Heshmati
Flávio Lenz-Cesar
Determinants and Policy Simulation of Firms Cooperation in Innovation
(published in: Research Evaluation, 2015, 24(3), 293-311. )
7277  Almas Heshmati
Subal C. Kumbhakar
Kai Sun
Estimation of Productivity in Korean Electric Power Plants: A Semiparametric Smooth Coefficient Model
(published in: Energy Economics, 2014, 45, 491-500.)
7235  Yeimin Chung
Almas Heshmati
Measurement of Environmentally Sensitive Productivity Growth in Korean Industries
(published in: Journal of Cleaner Production, 2015, 104, 380-391. )
7162  Biwei Su
Almas Heshmati
Analysis of the Determinants of Income and Income Gap between Urban and Rural China
(published in: China Economic Policy Review, 2013, 2(1), 1-29.)
6637  Almas Heshmati
Survey of Models on Demand, Customer Base-Line and Demand Response and Their Relationships in the Power Market
(published in: Journal of Economics Surveys, 2014, 28(5), 862-888. )
6263  Biwei Su
Almas Heshmati
Development and Sources of Labor Productivity in Chinese Provinces
(Published in: China Economic Policy Review, 2014, 2(2), 1-30.)
6252  Biwei Su
Almas Heshmati
Analysis of Gender Wage Differential in China's Urban Labor Market
(published in: Singapore Economic Review, 2016, 60(3). )
6169  Arno Tausch
Almas Heshmati
Migration, Openness and the Global Preconditions of 'Smart Development'
(published in: Boğaziçi Journal Review of Social, Economic and Administrative Studies, 2012, 26 (2), 27-89.)
6018  Almas Heshmati
Nabaz T. Khayyat
Statistical Analysis of Landmine Fatalities in Kurdistan
(published as 'Analysis of Landmine Fatalities and Injuries in the Kurdistan Region' in: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(5), 2015, 2591-2615.)
6004  Almas Heshmati
Subal C. Kumbhakar
A General Model of Technical Change with an Application to the OECD Countries
(published in: Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2014, 23(1), 25-48. )
5737  Almas Heshmati
Ilham Haouas
Economies of Scale in the Tunisian Industries
(published in: International Journal of Economics and Finance, 2013, 5(1), 48-64. )
5304  Eunho Choi
Almas Heshmati
Yongsung Cho
An Empirical Study of the Relationships between CO2 Emissions, Economic Growth and Openness
(published in: Korean Journal of Environmental Policy 2011, 10(4), 3-37.)
5151 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Peng Sun
Almas Heshmati
International Trade and its Effects on Economic Growth in China
(published in: China Economic Policy Review, 2012, 1(2), 35-60.)
4784  Almas Heshmati
Subal C. Kumbhakar
Technical Change and Total Factor Productivity Growth: The Case of Chinese Provinces
(published in: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2011, 78 (4), 575-590)
4779  Arno Tausch
Almas Heshmati
Learning from Latin America's Experience: Europe's Failure in the "Lisbon Process"
(published in: Alternatives, Turkish Journal of International Relations, 2010, 9(4), 3-90.)
4459  Arno Tausch
Almas Heshmati
Asabiyya: Re-Interpreting Value Change in Globalized Societies
4393  Arno Tausch
Almas Heshmati
Re-Orient? MNC Penetration and Contemporary Shifts in the Global Political Economy
(published in: Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 2011, 44 (3), 1-20)
4199  Donghyun Oh
Almas Heshmati
A Sequential Malmquist-Luenberger Productivity Index
(published as 'A sequential Malmquist–Luenberger productivity index: Environmentally sensitive productivity growth considering the progressive nature of technology ' in: Energy Economics, 2011, 32 (6), 1345 - 1355)
3953  Motasam Tatahi
Almas Heshmati
The Financial and Operating Performance of Privatized Firms in Sweden
3774  Yunhee Kim
Jeong-Dong Lee
Almas Heshmati
Analysis of Pay Inequality and its Impacts on Growth and Performance in the Korean Manufacturing Industry
3482 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Peter Herrmann
Arno Tausch
Almas Heshmati
Chemen S. J. Bajalan
Efficiency and Effectiveness of Social Spending
(published in: Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, 2009, 35(1), 13-43)
3252  Almas Heshmati
Establishment of Science Parks in the Federal Region of Kurdistan
(published in: Almas Heshmati, The Economy of Southern Kurdistan, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010)
3247  Almas Heshmati
Labor Market Policy Options of the Kurdistan Regional Government
(published in: Heshmati, The Economy of Southern Kurdistan, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010)
3218  Almas Heshmati
Rhona Davis
The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment Flows to the Federal Region of Kurdistan
(published in: Heshmati, The Economy of Southern Kurdistan, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010)
3213  Almas Heshmati
A Model for Industrial Development of the Federal Region of Kurdistan: Science and Technology Policy, Instruments and Institutions
(published in: Heshmati, The Economy of Southern Kurdistan, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010)
3208  Almas Heshmati
Review of the Recent Trends in Development Economics Research: With Experience from the Federal Region of Kurdistan
(published in: Tocha (ed.), Development Economics Research Trends, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010)
3203  Almas Heshmati
Chemen S. J. Bajalan
Arno Tausch
Measurement and Analysis of Child Well-Being in Middle and High Income Countries
(published in: European Journal of Comparative Economics, 2008, 5(2), 227-249)
3198  Arno Tausch
Almas Heshmati
Chemen S. J. Bajalan
On the Multivariate Analysis of the "Lisbon Process"
(published in: History & Mathematics: Processes and Models of Global Dynamics, Volgograd, Russia, 2010, 92 – 137 )
2223  Marcel Neutel
Almas Heshmati
Globalisation, Inequality and Poverty Relationships: A Cross Country Evidence
(published in: Vandana Sjajan (ed.), Globalization and Income Inequality, The ICFAI University Press: Hyderabad, 2010)
2133  Alice Shiu
Almas Heshmati
Technical Change and Total Factor Productivity Growth for Chinese Provinces: A Panel Data Analysis
2097  Amit Kumar Bhandari
Almas Heshmati
Wage Inequality and Job Insecurity among Permanent and Contract Workers in India: Evidence from Organized Manufacturing Industries
(published in: ICFAI Journal of Applied Economics, 2008, 7(1), 80-111)
1734  Almas Heshmati
Jong-Eun Oh
Alternative Composite Lisbon Development Strategy Indices
(published in: European Journal of Comparative Economics, 2006, 3(2), 133-170)
1727  Esfandiar Maasoumi
Almas Heshmati
Evaluating Dominance Ranking of PSID Incomes by Various Household Attributes
(published in: Betti and Lemmi (eds.), Advances in Income Inequality and Concentration Measures, Routledge: London, 2008)
1596  Amit Kumar Bhandari
Almas Heshmati
Labour Use and Its Adjustment in Indian Manufacturing Industries
(published in: Global Economic Review, 2005, 32(3), 261-290)
1578  Amit Kumar Bhandari
Almas Heshmati
Measurement of Globalization and Its Variations Among Countries, Regions and Over Time
(published in: Arno Tausch and Almas Heshmati (eds.), Roadmap to Bangalore? Globalization, the EU's Lisbon Process, the Structures of Global Inequality, Nova Science Publishers, USA, 2007)
1342  Minna Väre
Almas Heshmati
Perspectives on the Early Retirement Decisions of Farming Couples
1338  Almas Heshmati
Growth, Inequality and Poverty Relationships
(published in: A. Heshmati ; A. Tausch (eds.), Roadmap to Bangalore? Globalization, the EU Lisbon Process and the Structure of Global Inequality, Hauppauge and New York, 2007, 109-137)
1307  Almas Heshmati
Regional Income Inequality in Selected Large Countries
(published in: A. Heshmati (ed.), Global Trends in Income Inequality, Hauppauge and New York, 2007, 121-155)
1277  Almas Heshmati
The Relationship between Income Inequality, Poverty and Globalisation
(published in: Nissanke and Thorbecke (eds.), The Impact of Globalization on the Worlds Poor, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2006)
1271  Almas Heshmati
Continental and Sub-Continental Income Inequality
(published in: ICFAI Journal of Applied Economics, 2005, 5 (1), 7-52 )
1267  Almas Heshmati
The World Distribution of Income and Income Inequality
(published as "The World Distribution of Income and Income Inequality: A Review of the Economic Literature" in: Journal of World-Systems Research, 2006, 12 (1), 61-107)
1263  Almas Heshmati
Data Issues and Databases Used in Analysis of Growth, Poverty and Economic Inequality
(revised version published in: A. Heshmati (ed.), Global Trends in Income Inequality, Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2007)
1221  Almas Heshmati
A Review of Decomposition of Income Inequality
(revised version published in: A. Heshmati (Ed), Global Trends in Income Inequality, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2007, 27-48)
1219  Almas Heshmati
Inequalities and Their Measurement
(published in: A. Heshmati (Ed), Global Trends in Income Inequality, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2007, 11-25)
884  Jaan Masso
Almas Heshmati
The Optimality and Overuse of Labour in Estonian Manufacturing Enterprises
(published in: Economics of Transition, 2004, 12 (4), 683-720)
776  Laura Arranz-Aperte
Almas Heshmati
Determinants of Profit Sharing in the Finnish Corporate Sector
(published in: Indian Economic Review, 2004, 39 (1), 55-79)
689  Almas Heshmati
Ilham Haouas
The Effects of Union Wage-Settings on Firms’ Production Factor Decisions
(published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2004, 11 (7), 415-420)
688  Ilham Haouas
Mahmoud Yagoubi
Almas Heshmati
The Impacts of Trade Liberalization on Employment and Wages in Tunisian Industries
(published in: Journal of International Development, 2005, 17 (4), 527-551)
687  Ilham Haouas
Mahmoud Yagoubi
Almas Heshmati
Labour-Use Efficiency in Tunisian Manufacturing Industries
(published in: Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, 2003, 1 (3), 195-214)
 

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