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Faculty of Education & Psychology,

University of Tehran,

Gisha Bridge (Pole Nasr),

Jalale Ale Ahmad High Way,

Tehran, Iran.

PoBox:   14155-6456

Tel:  (+98) 021-61117448

Abolghasem Naderi (Ph.D.) 

Professor of

Economics of Education

The University of Tehran




دكتر ابوالقاسم نادري

استاد اقتصاد آموزش دانشگاه تهران

 دانشكده روانشناسی و علوم تربيتي

تهران، بزرگراه جلال آل احمد، پل گيشا

صندوق پستي 6456-14155

تلفن:  61117448


Human Capital

Curriculum Vitae


اقتصاد آموزش

Educational Background

سابقه تحصيلي


 سابقه اشتغال


 زمينه‌هاي مورد علاقه

مباحث پيشرفته 1



Cognitive Learning Outcomes

Multimedia Learning Materials

 مواد يادگيري چندرسانه‌اي

Recent Articles


مباحث پيشرفته 2





Research Projects

 پروژه‌هاي پژوهشي

سرمايه انساني

Development Tree

Work In Progress

 پژوهش‌هاي در حال اجرا

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EoE, Europe

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EUE, Europe


ceet, Australia

NBER, eoe

eohe, USA

aefa, USA

efc, USA

EdBud, USA

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Curriculum Vitaeرزومه -


Educational Background:  [سابقه تحصیلی]

  • Ph.D. in Economics of Education (Human Capital); London University; London-UK. April 1999. 
  • M.A. in Economics; Tehran University; Tehran-Iran; November 1991.
  • B.Sc. in Economics; 'Alame Tabatabaee University, Tehran-Iran; February 1988.

Employment:  [سابقه اشتغال]

  • Professor, University of Tehran (since 2003).
  • Senior Expert in Economics and Planning, Plan & Budget Organization (1990-2003).
  • Associate Research Member of Institute for Trade Studies (1988-1994).

Interests:   [علائق]                                                                                                  

  • Economics of Education 
  • Economics of Training 
  • Economics of School
  • Economics of Universities/Colleges
  • Economics of Learning 
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Educational Entrepreneurship
  • Education Finance
  • Economics Education 
  • Economic and Financial Literacy
  • Economics of Information 
  • Economics of Organization
  • Cognitive Economics
  • Neuroeconomics
  • Bioeconomics
  • Institutional Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Human Development 
  • Social Capital 
  • Labour Economics 
  • Growth Economics 
  • Knowledge Economy / Organization / Society 
  • Education and Comparative Advantage 
  • Multilevel Modeling 
  • Panel Data Analysis
  • Frontier Analysis

Teaching :  [تدریس]

Multimedia Learning Materials: [مواد یادگیری چندرسانه‌ای]

  • Economics of School [Session 1, Outline]
  • Economics of University [Lecture 1, Photo]
  • Education and Labour Market [Lecture]
  • Cognitive Economics [Lecture 1, ]
  • Economics of Intellectual Property [Lecture]
  • Multilevel Frontier Analysis [MSFA 1, 2, 3]
  • Financial Allocation Mechanisms [clip]
  • Knowledge Economy: A Cognitive Approach [Lecture]

Research and Authorship:                                                                             

i. Recent Articles:  [مقاله‌ها]

  1. Multilevel Frontier Analysis of the Efficiency of Higher Education Units. Mimeo.
  2. Measuring Productivity Change in Academic Departments at the University of Tehran. Mimeo.
  3. Efficiency Evaluation of Academic Departments. Mimeo.
  4. The Relationship between Faculty Human Capital and Student Achievement, J. of Educational Administration Innovations, (2017/1395). (with Malekpour and Ezati)
  5. Evaluating the Status of Internationalization of Universities, J. of New Educational Thoughts, 12(4; 2016/1395): 115-149. (with Ismailnia and Araste)
  6. The Application of Production Functions to Iranian Higher Education System, Int. J. Education Economics and Development, 7(1,2; 2016): 53-78. [Abs, Iran’s HETPH]
  7. Financial Strategic Decisions Making in Higher Education: Assessment of the Funding Mechanisms of Higher Education. Int. Journal of Contemporary Applied Sciences, 2(12; 2015): 157-180. (with Mahjub et al.)
  8. Study the Funding Mechanisms of Higher Education. Sing. Journal of Business Economics and Management Studies, 3(9; 2015): 45-65. (with Mahjub et al.)
  9. Financial Strategic Decision Analysis using Cognitive Approach, J. of Human Resource Studies, 17(2015/1394): 85-116. (with Mahjub et al.)
  10. Educational Mismatch and Graduate Unemployment: The Case of Iranian Labour Market. Mimeo.
  11. Higher Educational Production Function: Applications, Challenges and Prospects. J. of Research & Planning in Higher Education, 21(3, 2015/1394): 1-28.
  12. An Integrated Model for Human Capital Assessment in Organizations. Mimeo.
  13. Evaluation of the Effects of General and Higher Education on Iran’s Economic Growth. Education Journal, 31(4, 2015): 69-104.
  14. Role of Higher Education in Human Capital Development (Knowledge Economy Approach). Rahyaft Journal, (1394/2015). (with Nazarzade)
  15. A Comparative Analysis of Organizational Agility at High Schools of Tehran City. J. of Modern Thoughts in Education, 9(3, 1393/2014): 19-32. (with Moradi & Pourkarimi)
  16. Education and Economic Growth in Iran: A Fundamental Evaluation of the Effects of Theoretical and Methodological Challenges. J. of Planning & Budget, 126(3, 1393/2014): 93-130.
  17. Relationship between On-the-job Training and Knowledge Management. J. of Human Resource Management, 22(1393/2014): 179-208. (with Abili & Asarzade)
  18. Cognitive Economics: A New Approach to Revolutionize Economics Education. The Fourth Conference on Economics Education and Research in Iran. 14-15 October 2014. Tehran, Allame Tabatabaee University.
  19. Estimating Returns to Education: Issues, Challenges, and Prospects. J. of Economic Research, 49(2, Summer 1393/2014): 429-461.
  20. The Relationship between Academic Staff Use of IT and Teaching Quality. J. of Research & Planning in Higher Education, 71(Spring, 1393/2014): 1-18. (with Nami and Bazargan)
  21. The Relationship between Participatory Management and Organizational Self-Esteem of Managers and Teachers of the Schools of Zahedan. Educational Administration and Leadership J., 8(1, Spring, 1393/2014): 101-122. (with Abili, Ore’aiyazdani and Nastizaee)
  22. Effects of Participatory Management on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Effectiveness. Orumiya Bulletin, 55(May, 1393/2014): 101-108. (with Abili, Ore’aiyazdani and Nastizaee)
  23. Evaluating Return to Education in Iran for the Graduates. Educational Planning Studies Journal, 5(3, 2013): 11-31. (with Rameshi & Nami)
  24. Perceived Returns to Higher Education in Iran: A Case Study of Graduate Students in Engineering and Education Faculties of Tehran University. J. of Research & Planning in Higher Education, 68(Summer, 1392/2013): 141-160. (with Asadbegi and Enterzari)
  25. Cognitive Economics: A New Approach for Examining Economic Decisions. J. of Planning & Budget, 18(2, Summer 1392/2013): 99-125.
  26. An Evaluation of School Efficiency using DEA: The Case of Babak-city's Guidance Schools. Quarterly J. of Education, 115 (1392/2013): 9-32. (with Hasani & Sadeghi)
  27. Developing a Participatory Model of Management for the Schools of Zahedan. Public Administration Research, 21(Autumn, 1392/2013): 101-122. (with Abili, Ore’aiyazdani and Nastizaee)
  28. Financial Resource Allocation Mechanisms in Higher Education. Human Resource Studies, 10(Winter, 1392/2014): 91-120. (with Kharazi, Entezari and Mahjoob)
  29. Strategic Financial Decisions in Higher Education. Human Resource Studies, 7(Spring, 1392/2013): 75-98. (with Entezari and Mahjoob)
  30. Pricing Strategies in Information Goods. J. of Library and Information Science, 62(2, 1392/2013): 7-28. (with Atapur)
  31. Comparative Analysis of Educational Achievement of Students at Faculty of Psychology and Education of Tehran University. Quarterly J. of Psychology and Education, 41 (4, Winter 1390/2012): 61-72. (with Fouladi).
  32. An Evaluation of Inequality in Financial Resource Allocation among Tehran Educational Districts and Its Effects, Quarterly J. of Psychology and Education, 41(1, Spring 1390/2012): 33-52.
  33. The Relationship between Financial Resources and Educational Performance of Tehran Educational Districts. Quarterly J. of Planning and Budget, 112 (Spring, 1390/2012): 129-160.
  34. Evaluation of Returns to Education for Professional Occupations in Iran. Quarterly J. of New Economy & Commerce, (2011/2012).
  35. A Survey of the Attitude of Faculty Members at Islamic Azad Universities Concerning the Present and Desired Status of Universities in Providing Human Capital. African Journal of Business Management, 5 (29, November, 2011): 11572-11579, 23. (with Ziglari et al.).
  36. Appropriate Resource Allocation Mechanism and Model for Iran’s Education System: Principles, Pre-requirements, Components and Algorithm, Quarterly J of Education, 104 (Winter, 1389/2010): 59-90.
  37. Internationalization of Universities, The Fifth Conference on Internal Evaluation and Quality Assurance, University of Tehran, Tehran, 25/04/2010. (with Ismailnya).
  38. Efficiency and Effectiveness of Educational Evaluation: Challenges and Prospects. The Fourth Conference on Internal Evaluation and Quality Assurance, University of Tehran, Tehran, 25/04/2010. (with Abdollahi) [Slides]
  39. A Model for Development and Empowerment of Managers at University of Applied Science and Technology. Quarterly J. of Psychology & Education, 39 (4; 1388/2009): 2-23. (with Goodarzi et al.) [Abstract]
  40. Educational Cost Function and its Applications: The Case of Tehran Educational Districts. Quarterly J. of Education, 99 (Autumn, 2009): 7-34.  [Full Text]  [Eng. Abstract]
  41. The Effects of Financial Allocations Mechanisms on Educational Performance: The Case Study of the University of Tehran. Quarterly J. of Research & Planning in Higher Education, 52 (Summer, 2009): 23-54. (with M. Ezati). [Full Text]  [Eng. Abstract: html, pdf]
  42. The Effects of Efficiency and Productivity Improvement on Reducing University Financial Constraints. The Conference on University Changes in Iran and the Prospect toward Entrepreneurship, 2009, University of Tehran, Iran.
  43. An Evaluation of the Effects of Financial Resource Differentials on Educational Performance. The Case of Tehran Educational Districts. Mimeo, 2008.
  44. An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Selectivity and Endogeneity Problems on Returns to Education. Quarterly Iranian Economic Research, 34 (Spring, 2008): 1-30. {Indexed in EconLit} [Abstract]
  45. Return to Higher Education: An Evaluation of Self-selection & Treatment Effects. Quarterly J. of Research & Planning in Higher Education, 38 (Summer, 2008): 49-70.  [Full Text] [Eng. Abstract: html, pdf]
  46. Comparative-Efficient Evaluation of Higher Education: An Appropriate Approach to Deal with Methodological Issues of Quality Improvement. Quarterly J. of Research & Planning in Higher Education, 37 (Spring, 2008): 19-51.  [Full Text]  [Eng. Abstract: html, pdf]
  47. The Role of Financial Resource Allocation Mechanisms on Equality and Equity in Education: Challenges and Prospects. Mimeo, 2007. [Abstract]  [Slide , Audio]
  48. Financial Resource Allocation Model for Iran’s Education System. Mimeo, 2007. [Abstract]
  49. The Effects of Financial Resource Allocation Mechanisms on Equality and Equity in Iran’s Education System. Regional Conference on Economics of Education, November 2007, Ministry of Education, Tehran, Iran.
  50. Educational Evaluation using Comparative-Efficient Approach: Challenges and Prospects. Proceedings of The Third Conference on Internal Evaluation of Quality in Higher Education, October 29, 2007. University of Tehran. 
  51. Theoretical Underpinnings of Education Finance, Presented at: Seminar on The Findings of the Research Projects on Iranian Education Outlook, 1/9/1385, Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran.  [Slides]
  52. The Paradox of Insufficient Human Capital Investment and Graduate Unemployment: The Case of Iranian Labour Market, Proceedings of the 13th ERF conference, Dec. 2006. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  53. Internal Evaluation & Economics of Higher Education, Proceedings of The Second Conference on "Internal Evaluation & University Quality Improvement: Achievements, Challenges & Prospects." April 2006. [Slides] [Full Text]
  54. Knowledge Economy as a New Model for Development, Quarterly J. of Trade Research, 35 (Summer 2005): 1-28.[Full Text]
  55. Comparative Evaluation of Economic Return to Human Capital in Iran’s Education Labour Market. Proceedings of the National Conference on Engineering Reforms in Education, Vol. 3: Economics and Planning of Education. Tehran: Institute for Education. (1383/2004).
  56. Multilevel Modelling & Evaluation of Allocative Efficiency in Public Budgeting: The Case of Iran's Higher Education Institutions, Quarterly J. of Research & Planning in Higher Education, 30 (Winter 2003): 1-42.*  [Full Text]
  57. Determinants of Moonlighting Rate in Iranian Labour Market, (Proceedings of The 10th ERF Conference, 16-18 December 2003, Marrakech, Morocco). [Abstract]
  58. Education and Earnings: A Multilevel Analysis; with J. Mace, Economics of Education Review. 22 (2003) [Abstract]
  59. Multilevel Modelling and I-O Data: An Evaluation of Sources of Iranian Economic Growth, (Presented at: The Second International Conference on the Application of Input-Output Techniques in Socio-Economic Planning; Alame-Tabatabaee University, Tehran-Iran; February 26-27, 2003).*
  60. Economics of Higher Education, Encyclopedia of Higher Education. (2003).*
  61. Financing Higher Education, Encyclopedia of Higher Education. (2003).*
  62. Multilevel Modelling and its Applications in Economics. (Proceedings of The "Non-linear Econometric Methods Seminar", Alame-Tabatabaee University, Tehran; 18 May, 2002).* Full Text  
  63. Human Capital and Economic Growth: The Case of Iran. Quarterly J. of Plan & Development, 3-4 (2003). (Presented at the third conference on Iran's Economic Issues, Tehran-Iran, October 2001)*  Abstract 
  64. Main Bottlenecks and Challenges in Iran's Labour Market, J. of Economic Research & Policies, 19 (Autumn, 2001):63-84.* [Full Text ]
  65. Where Are We in Economics of Education?, Quarterly J. of Research in Planning & Higher Education, 21-22 (2001).*  Abstract 
  66. A Critical Evaluation of Empirical Examinations of Human Capital Theory. J. of Plan & Budget. 60-61 (Spring 2001): 41-84.* Full Text 
  67. Higher Education, Human Capital, and Multilevel Modelling: Lessons for Policy Making, Quarterly J. of Research, 2 (Spring 2000).* 
  68. Multilevel Models and Human Capital Theory; with G. Williams, Mimeo, 2000. 

ii. Letters: [یادداشت‌ها]

  1. Higher Education in Iran; Issues and Challenges: A Solution from the Viewpoint of "Economics of Education", Hamshahri Newspaper, (30/04/1384): 12. Full Text;pdf  Full Text;html 
  2. Economics of Education (An Interview), Hamshahri Newspaper, (20/12/1383, 10/03/2005): 12. Full Text;zip-html 
  3. A Letter on: Where Are We in Economics of Education in Iran?, Plan Weekly (September 2004).

iii. Books: [کتاب‌ها]

  1. Assessing and Evaluating Human Capital (Integrated Model). Tehran, University of Tehran Press, 2015/1394. [Cover ; toc ; IMHCA ; Scale]
  2. Education Finance (2nd Edition), Tehran, University of Tehran Press, 2015/1394. [Cover]
  3. Advanced Topics in Economics of Education, Tehran, University of Tehran Press, 1393/2015. [cover]
  4. Education Finance, Tehran, University of Tehran Press, 2010/1388.  [to correct]; toc ; slides
  5. Economics of Education, Tehran, Yastoroon Press, 2004/1383.  [Slides , Audio]
  6. Comparative Advantage and Export Promotion in Iran, Institute for Trade Studies and Research, Tehran, 1992.
  7. Non-oil Exports of Iran, with A. Akhavi and S. Hakimi, Institute for Trade Studies and Research, Tehran, 1990.

iv. Research Projects: [پژوهش‌های انجام شده]

  1. Measuring Malmquist Productivity Index of Higher Education Units Using Multilevel Approach, 1396/2017.
  2. Multilevel Stochastic Frontier Analysis and its Applications (in Evaluating HEUs), 1395/2016.
  3. Higher Education Production Function and its Applications in Human Capital Development, 1394/2015. [Iran’s HETPH]
  4. Scale Development for Human Capital Assessment, 1393/2014. [IMHCA ; Scale]
  5. An Evaluation of Performance of Provincial Tax Offices in Iran Using DEA, 2012/1391.
  6. A Model for Human Capital Assessment in Organizations, 2012/1390. [abstract]
  7. The Effects of General and Higher Education on Economic Growth in Iran, 2011/1389.
  8. An Evaluation of Educational Needs for the Fifth Development Plan, 2009.
  9. Theoretical Underpinnings of Financing and Resource Allocation Mechanisms for Iran’s Education System, 2007.
  10. Paradox of Insufficient Human Capital and Graduate Unemployment in Iranian Labour Market, 2005-6.
  11. Iranian Macroeconomic Performance and Human Development, 2003.
  12. Evaluation of the Effects of Multiple Job Holding on Unemployment in Iranian Labour Market, 2002.
  13. Public Funds and Financing Higher Education in Iran, 2001.
  14. Comparative Advantage and Export Promotion in Iran, 1990.

v. Work In Progress: [کارهای دردست انجام]

1.      Cognitive Economics of Education

2.      Multilevel Frontier Analysis and Resource Allocation

3.      Cognitive Economics

4.     Advanced Topics on Economics of Education, vol. 2, Internal Efficiency and Effectiveness

5.     Knowledge Economy and Education

* In Persian. 
Ten other articles focusing on "International Trade" (published during 1990-1993) are not reported here.