Dr Kamiar Mohaddes


Research Themes

I am currently working with colleagues at the International Monetary Fund, building a global model of the world including 15 MENA countries in addition to the 33 countries that are currently part of the Global VAR (GVAR) model. The aim is to assess the importance of oil shocks on the different regions and economies in the world, as well as to assess the role of various factors involved in the countries’ macroeconomic processes. This is important for understanding the trends and fluctuations in the economy, as well as for forecasting and policy analysis.

In 2010, I was awarded a research grant by the Economic Research Forum (ERF) to investigate the role of commodity price volatility on economic growth and the channels of growth. I was also awarded a research grant in 2009 by the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) to investigate the role of oil and other natural resources in economic growth and development.

A list of my publications, working papers, and work in progress, which you can download, can be found here.


My teaching is mainly based on applied and theoretical macroeconomics. I currently supervise students from ten different colleges for the core third year macroeconomics paper. In addition, I supervise MPhil dissertations (3 students per year on average) as well as BA dissertations (8 students per year on average). I am also the convenor for the Sutton Trust Summer School Economics course held during July each year.

College Role

Official Fellow