Prof Almas Heshmati

 

Title of Presentation: “Political Economy of Sustainable Development in Rwanda”, Jonkoping International Business School, E-mail: Almas.Heshmati@ju.se

 

Biography:

Almas Heshmati, Professor of Economics, Jönköping University, Sweden and Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, E-mail: almas.heshmati@gmail.com

Almas Heshmati is Professor of Economics at Jönköping University and Sogang University. He held similar positions at the Korea University, Seoul National University, University of Kurdistan Hawler, and the MTT Agrifood Research (Finland). He was Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), The United Nations University 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 applied microeconomics, globalization, development strategy, efficiency, productivity and growth with application to manufacturing and services. In addition to more than 150 scientific journal articles he has published books on EU Lisbon Process, Global Inequality, East Asian Manufacturing, Chinese Economy, Technology Transfer, Information Technology, Water Resources, Landmines, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Development Economics, World Values, Poverty and Economic Growth.