Center Director and Staff

Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, Director

Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, Patricia and Harvey Wilmeth professor of economics, was appointed to serve as Director of the CRIE in September 1999. Prior to this appointment he served as chair of the Economics Department at UWM from 1992 to 1998. He specializes in international economics with an emphasis on international finance and open-economy macroeconomics. He has published extensively in professional economic journals and currently serves as editor of the Journal of Economic Studies. He is also on the editorial board of ten other journals.


CRIE Research Associates

The following individuals currently serve as research associates for the Center by providing their expertise in their area of specialty:

  • Peter Anker, Aachen University-Germany
  • Martin Bohl, European University Viadrina Frankfurt
  • Salvatore Capasso, University of Naples-Italy
  • Avik Chakrabarti, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Ilker Domac, World Bank
  • Miguel-Angel Galindo, Univerity Complutense of Madrid, Spain
  • Seyed Hesam Ghodsi, Lake Forest College
  • John Heywood, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Magda Kandil, International Monetary Fund
  • Vivian Lei, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Nabil Ltaifa, International Monetary Fund
  • Markos Mamalakis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Ilir Miteza, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Hamid Mohtadi, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Ida A. Mirzaie, Ohio State University
  • Rebecca Neumann, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Farhang Niroomand, University of Huston, Sugar Land
  • Ghiath Shabsigh, International Monetary Fund
  • Ehsan Soofi, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee