Bachelor, Tehran (Iran) University, 1972. Master of Arts, Tehran (Iran) University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1981.
Assistant professor economics University Pittsburgh, 1980-1981. Board directors Bank Sepah, Iran, 1983-1986. Chairman Tehran Stock Exchange, 1984-1986.
Chief economist Iran Overseas Investment Bank, London, 1986-1988, 90—. Assistant professor University Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1989-1990. Visiting professor University British Columbia, Vancouver, 1990.
Married Sima Jamshidabadi, January 10, 1968. Children: Babak, Sarah, Roxana.