Mohsen BahmaniMohsen Bahmani-Oskooee

Wilmeth Professor and UWM Distinguished Professor

Director, Center for Research on International Economics
Editor, Journal of Economic Studies

Office: Bolton Hall, Room 802B
Phone: (414) 229-4334
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Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.A., Michigan State University
B.A., National University of Iran

Research Interests:

International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics

Current Projects:

Asymmetric Effects of Exchange Rate Changes & The J-Curve;  Black Market Exchange Rate; Demand for Money; Currency Substitution

Selected Publications:

The Effects of Exchange-Rate Volatility on Commodity Trade between the U.S. and Mexico”, Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 75 (2009), pp. 1019-1044. (with S. Hegerty).

“Do Real Exchange Rates Follow a Non-Linear Mean Reverting Process in Developing Countries?”, Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 74 (2008), pp. 1049-1062. (with A. Kutan and S. Zhou).

""Corruption, Law and Order, Bureaucracy and Real Exchange Rate," Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 50 (July 2002), pp. 397-404. (with Abm Nasir).

"Panel Data and Productivity Bias Hypothesis," Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 49 (January 2001), pp. 393-402. (with Abm Nasir).

"Exports, Growth and Causality in LDCs: A Re-Examination." Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 36, No. 2 (October 1991), pp. 405-415. (coauthored with H. Mohtadi, and G. Shabsigh).

  "Determinants of International Trade Flows: Case of Developing Countries," Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 20, No. 1, (Jan.-Feb., 1986), pp. 107-123.

"Devaluation and the J-Curve: Some Evidence from LDCs," The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 67, No. 3, (August 1985), pp. 500-504.

"Transaction Costs and Interest Parity Theorem," Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 93, No. 4, (August 1985), pp. 793-799. (with S. Das).