Dr. Hassan Hakimian is Professor of Economics and Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Department (MESD) at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. During 2010-19, he was Director of the London Middle East Institute (LMEI) and Reader in the Economics Department at SOAS University of London. Prior to that, he was an Associate Dean at Cass Business School, London, where he was responsible for Executive MBA Programs and set up pioneering EMBA programs in Shanghai and Dubai.
His research focuses on MENA economies, specifically labor markets, economic sanctions, inclusive growth and the economics of Arab uprisings. He is the author of "Labour Transfer and Economic Development” (1990), co-editor of “The State and Global Change” (2000 with Ziba Moshaver), “Trade Policy and Economic Integration in MENA” (2003 with Jeff Nugent), “Iran and the Global Economy: Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions” (2014 with Parvin Alizadeh) and “Environmental Challenges in the MENAS Region” (2019 with Hamid Pouran). His latest work is the edited volume “The Routledge Handbook on the Middle East Economy” (2021).
Dr. Hakimian is a Founding Member and a past President of the International Iranian Economic Association (IIEA), a Research Fellow and Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Cairo. He is the Founder and Series Editor for the “Routledge Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa,” which he launched in 2003.
One of the programmes he directed at SOAS at the Centre for International Education in Economics (CIEE), won the Queen’s Prize for Higher and Further Education in 1996.
London Middle East Institute (LMEI); Reader, Economics Department, SOAS (University of London): Leadership and oversight of LMEI, an interdisciplinary, renowned, specialist institute promoting understanding of the Middle East.2010 - 2019
Cass Business School, City University London.2003 - 2007
Faculty of Finance, Cass Business School, City University London.2002 - 2010
SOAS, University of London.1995 - 2002
Centre for International Education in Economics (CIEE), SOAS, University of London.1994 - 1997
SOAS1993 - 1995
Wye College (University of London).1989 - 1993
North Staffordshire Polytechnic.1987 - 1989
Business Management Department, Brighton University.1982 - 1987
University of Sussex, UK1979 - 1987
University of Sussex, UK1977 - 1979
London School of Economics, University of London.1974 - 1977
Edited by Hassan Hakimian; London: Routledge, 2021.
Edited by Hamid Pouran and Hassan Hakimian; London: The Gingko Library (2019).
Hemel Hempstead (UK); Boulder, CO, USA: Harvester Wheatsheaf and Lynne Rienner.1990
by Seyed M. Karimi, Hamid Pouran, Mahdi Majbouri, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh and Hassan Hakimian, Science of The Total Environment, 2020, 139053, ISSN 0048-9697,
The Economic Research Forum, Working Paper No. 1380, December 2019.
Co-authored with Jianwei Han, Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies; DOI: 10.1080/25765949.2019.16823002019
BBC History Magazine, November 2016, pp. 14-15.2016
The Middle East in London, vol. 12, no. 4, June-July 2016, pp. 13-14.2016
Iranian Studies, 44 (6): 851-74.2011
CDPR Development ViewPoint (63):1-2.2011
Commission on Growth & Development (2008), Working Paper No 26; World Bank, Washington DC. Available from: http://www.growthcommission.org/storage/cgdev/documents/gcwp026web.pdf2008
Vanguardia – dossier, No. 24. julio/septiembre, pp. 70-76.2007
Development & Change, 37(3): 571-97.2006
Oxford Energy Forum, no. 64, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies: 5-7.2006
joint paper with M Karshenas, Iranian Studies, 38 (1): 67-90.2005
Encyclopaedia Iranica, edited by E Yarshater, Mazda Publishers, Costa Mesa, California, USA, 2005 (with Massoud Karshenas), ISBN 0-933273-86-X, pp. 110-19.2005
Encyclopaedia Iranica, edited by E Yarshater, Mazda Publishers, Costa Mesa, California, USA, ISBN: 0-933273-84-3, pp. 105-10.2004
Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, 1 (1): 71-85.2003
Ch. 4 in Hakimian and Moshaver (eds, 2001), The State and Global Change.2001