AMobasheriWith over 30 years of experience in the private sector and academia, Ardavan Mobasheri comes to the institute as an economist specializing in macroeconomics, financial economics, corporate and international finance, industrial organization, economic history, and corporate strategy. He spent over 25 years on Wall Street, in areas such as investment management, economic research, quantitative analysis, and macro and corporate strategy development. Between 2008 and 2012 he was Group Chief Economist at the American International Group, involved with many facets of the largest bailout in U.S. government history. He has over two decades of experience in academia most recently as a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of Economics at the University of Richmond. Over the years he has also been affiliated with Fairfield University, The City University of New York, Seton Hall University, Rice University, and presently with George Mason University. He pursued his doctoral studies in economics at the City University of New York, holds a master’s degree in financial engineering from New York University, and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Lehigh University.