Abolfazl Shahabadi

Abolfazl Shahabadi
Alzahra University · Department of Economics

Professor of International Economics and Development Economics

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Introduction
R&D Spillovers, TFP, FDI, International Economics, Development Economics, Iran
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December 2017 - present
Alzahra University
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In the twenty-first century, the knowledge embedded in productive structure of each country plays a crucial role in the value of its firms and companies. Since economic complexity reflects the amount of knowledge that is embedded in the productive structure of an economy, therefore, in this study we adopted a generalized method of moments approach...
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High-tech exports play a crucial role on the growth and prosperity of the national economy due to higher added value and higher profitability; however, gaining a competitive advantage and increasing high-tech exports is arduous because of the highly competitive environment in global markets. Also, increasing the value of the national brand through...
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Brain drain is one of the challenges that many countries have been facing for ages and it is considered as one of the most damaging issues in the countries. So far, economists have always emphasized and focused on the factors affecting brain drain, including economic growth, quality of innovation, human capital, unemployment rate of graduates, inst...
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While Romer (Journal of Political Economy, 98(5, Part 2), S71-S102, 1990) and Weitzman (The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 113(2), 331-360, 1998) consider the importance of the effect of supply-side factors on innovation, Schmookler (1966) emphasizing the importance of demand-side factors. On the other hand, Acemoglu and Robinson (The American Eco...
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Insurance as a central risk-taking institution as well as one of the investment institutions increases economic participation, investment development and stimulating economic growth. Therefore, identification of the effective factors on the insurance penetration in developing countries seems necessary. In this regard, the present study attempted to...
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Inequality in global wealth distribution has led to a growing gap between developing and developed countries with regards to income levels, consumption rates, and living standards. In view of that, the difference between these two groups of countries in terms of levels of knowledge and technology infrastructure, human capital, and innovation-based...
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nowadays, innovation considered as the most important factor, which can affect economic growth extraordinarily. Therefore, investigating the effect of variables affecting innovation has priority. In this study, we try to investigate 1) the natural resource curse hypothesis and 2) the effect of institutional quality on the way in which natural resou...
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Western societies had enforced sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iran’s supreme leader presented a new concept, i.e., the resilient economy and explained its effective components as an efficient and suitable solution before regime authorities to take advantages of this opportunity and putting the country on the path of economic dev...
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Many countries in the world have long been trying to find a solution that would allow them to achieve economic growth and development through which more wealth, prosperity and utility can be achieved. Economists consider entrepreneurship the most important solution, which has recently attracted the attention of many countries. Knowledge-based econo...
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Pharmaceutical distribution industry, as one of the most important parts of the drug supply chain, is in an environment where, on the one hand, internal factors and, on the other hand, competition with large multinational corporations has exposed it to various risks and dangers. Investigating the impact of different in-house variables and outsourci...
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This essay evaluates the impacts of knowledge-based economy factors on the total factor productivity (TFP) of emerging economies (the countries known as emerging economies are Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Korea, South Africa, and Singapore) and compares them with G7 economies using panel data analysis during 1996–2013. The results indicate t...
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The impact of education on income inequality remains a challenging issue at the core of economic debates. The present study attempts to investigate the effect of income inequality in a selection of Islamic countries during 1990-2013. Method of panel data has been implemented, and the fixed effects are examined against the random ones by the Hausman...
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The importance of knowledge in the economy is so notable that many economists consider its role even stronger than the traditional production factors such as labor forces and capital. Term of knowledge-based economic represents the significance of the mentioned issue. Hence, identification of the components of knowledge economy and its influence on...
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Nowadays, conservation, maintenance and monitoring of natural resources according to estimated benefits and costs, plays an important role in economic growth and sustainable development. Economic development along with environmental protection, while preserving economic competitiveness by providing eco-friendly technologies, will prevent of loss an...
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Among the food products, grains play an important role in the consumption patterns of people, especially in the developing countries. Since Iran's main source of public dietary energy comes directly from grains, investigating and identifying the determinants of import of these products can be an important step towards food security. Most experiment...
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Natural resources as wealth in general and oil and natural gas in particular can have a potentially beneficial impact on the economic prosperity. However, economic experience implies that many of the major oil exporting countries are facing instability in economic growth, Dutch Disease, corruption and under- development. Owing to the fact that natu...
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In the current structure of world economy, imports play an important role in the economic development strategy. Although taking the suitable policies for the imports of goods and services is important, but taking the correct strategy is subject to factors affecting imports. In the most of empirical studies, imports are a function of real income and...
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Parties and candidates in the election campaign try to raise the community to vote for them by offering a variety of social policies. However, the public health expenditures have been raised among the candidates as one of the most important tools to attract votes. Thus, this study uses panel data to investigate whether the components of electoral c...
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In modern literature of economic growth, economists look for fundamental causes of economic development. Institutional performance and adopting appropriate rules are two of those causes. There are some main components in the quality of rules and regulations adopted by counties. Indicators of business environment can be one group of those components...
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The goal of this study is to investigate the effect of trade liberalization on economic growth in Iranian economy using a Cobb-Douglas production function, which is expanded to take into account political instability and trade liberalization. The empirical results show that in the long run the real export and import duty have positive effect on GDP...
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Recent theories of international economics deal with oriented innovation in reaction to economic incentives as a main engine of technological progress and competitiveness. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of real variables such as stock accumulation of domestic R&D activities and stock accumulation of foreign R&D activities (via the...

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We are trying to find out the relationship between entrepreneurship and natural resources.