Mehdi Haririan, Professor, Department Chair

Mehdi Haririan, Professor, Department Chair


Mehdi Haririan

Department of Economics
Sutliff Hall 231 | 570-389-4682 | mhariria@bloomu.edu

Dr. Haririan joined Bloomsburg University in fall 1982, before which he was a lecturer at the New School for Social Research, Fordham University, Baruch College and assistant professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 with concentration in Economic Theory and Public Finance from The New School University. Dr. Haririan received his bachelor’s degree from the National University of Iran, Master’s degree in Economics/Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

He has taught courses in Managerial Economics (MBA Program), Special Topics (Transition in Central and East European Countries), International Economics, Money and Banking, Public Finance, Business and Economic Statistics I, Business and Government, Labor Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics (Honors), Principles of Macroeconomics, and Principles of Microeconomics.

Dr. Haririan was the recipient of the Dean’s salute to excellence award in 2009. His book entitled “State-Owned Enterprises in a Mixed Economy: Micro verses Macro Objectives,” was published by Westview Press. An annotation of his book was published in the Journal of Economic Literature. His research has been published in dozens of articles in scholarly journals and presented at numerous national and international conferences. Dr. Haririan is a lifetime member of the International Atlantic Economic Society and Southern Economic Association.

Research Interests:
Economics of Happiness, Economics of Obesity, Privatization and Marketization in Airports, Economics of Transition and Globalization.

Publications:

Book:
 1. Haririan, M., "State-Owned Enterprises in a Mixed Economy: Micro Versus Macro Objectives,” Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 1989.
2. An annotation of the above book was published in the Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, September 1990, P. 1299.

Papers and Articles:
1. Haririan, M., Bilgin, M. H., and Karabulut, G., “The Relationship between GDP Growth and Unemployment: Evidence from MENA,” The Journal of Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business, May, 2010.
2. Haririan, M., “Privatization, Investment, and Economic Growth: Lessons from Latin American Experience,” The Journal of Money and Economy, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 2006.
3. Haririan, M., “The Effects of Privatization on Bank Performance: Lessons from Empirical Observations,” The Journal of Money and Economy, Vol. 3, No. 4, 5, Spring, Summer, 2005.
4. Vasigh, B. and Haririan, M., “An Empirical Investigation of Financial and Operational Efficiency of Private Versus Public Airports”, Journal of Airport Transportation, Vol 8, No 1, pp. 91-110, 2003.
5. Haririan, M. and Vasigh, B., “Ownership, Structure, Pricing Policy and Performance of Commercial Airports”, The Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of the Air Transport Research Society, Seattle, Washington June 2002.
6. Vasigh, B. and Haririan, M., “It’s Time to Privatize Our Airports,” The Leader, Spring 1998, pp. 20-21.
7. Haririan, M. and Vasigh, B. “Ownership, Structure, Pricing Policy and Performance of Commercial Airport”, The Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of the Air Transport Research Society, Seattle, Washington June 2002.
8. Vasigh, B. and Haririan, M., “It’s Time to Privatize Our Airports,” The Leader, Spring 1988, pp. 20-21.
9. Haririan, M. and Bonomo, T. A., “Privatization and the Emergence of For-Profit Prisons,” Central Business Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, Winter 1996.
10. Vasigh, B. and Haririan, M., “Airport Privatization: A Simple Welfare Analysis,” Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 20, No.3, Fall 1996.
11. Haririan, M., “J-Curve Pattern of Output and Employment During Economic Transition in Central and East European Countries,” Kentucky Journal of Economics and Business, Winter 1996.
12. Vasigh, B., Tacker, T., and Haririan, M., “Privatization Pros and Cons,” Airport Business, Vol. 10, No. 4, April 1996.
13. Vasigh, B., Tacker T., and Haririan, M., “Talking Privatization: As Europe Takes the Lead, the Effort Gets Mixed Reviews in the U. S.,” Airport Business, vol. 10, No. 3, March 1996.
14. Haririan, M., “Price Liberalization of Necessary Goods After Transition in Central and East European Countries,” Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall 1995.
15. Vasigh, B., Greiner, K. T., and Haririan, M., “Economic Damage Awards: Procedures and Methods,” Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Economics, Spring 1995.
16. Haririan, M., “Price Shock and Output Decline After Transition in Central and East European Countries,” Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Economics, Spring 1995.
17. Haririan, M., “J - Curve Pattern of Output and Employment During Transition in Central and East European Countries,” The Kentucky Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 14, 1995.
18. Haririan, M. and Vasigh, B., “Airport Privatization: Procedures and Methods,” Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 48, No. 4, Autumn 1994.