Almas Heshmati is Professor of Economics at the Jönköping University (Sweden). He was professor of Economics at the Sogang University, 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.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 6004
published in: Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2014, 23(1), 25-48.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5737
published in: International Journal of Economics and Finance, 2013, 5(1), 48-64.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5304
Eunho Choi, Almas Heshmati, Yongsung Cho
published in: Korean Journal of Environmental Policy 2011, 10(4), 3-37.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5151
Peng Sun, Almas Heshmati
published in: China Economic Policy Review, 2012, 1(2), 35-60.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4784
published in: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2011, 78 (4), 575-590
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4779
published in: Alternatives, Turkish Journal of International Relations, 2010, 9(4), 3-90.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4393
published in: Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 2011, 44 (3), 1-20
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4199
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