Alireza Naghavi

Alireza Naghavi

Adjunct Professor of International Economics
International Economics

SAIS Europe
Bologna, Italy


  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • Economics
  • International Economics
  • International Political Economy
  • International Trade Theory and Policy
  • Political Economy & Development
  • German
  • Italian

Background and Education

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Bologna. Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bologna (Sept 2014 – April 2016); Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bologna (Nov 2008 – Sept 2014); Consultant, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (Sept 2012 – present); Project Scientific Coordinator of EU project INGINEUS, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan (Jan 2009 – Feb 2012); Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (July 2005 – Nov 2008); Visiting Assistant Professor, International Executives Masters in SMEs and International Management, University of Bologna (Forlì) (2005 – 2010); Visiting Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, University of Bologna (Forlì) (2004 –2007). Post-doc CEPR research fellow, Paris School of Economics (ex CERAS/DELTA); PhD in Economics, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Professor Naghavi's most recent articles include: "Trade Liberalization, Democratization and Technology Adoption," with M. Cervellati and F. Toubal, in Journal of Economic Growth (2018); "The Grand Experiment of Communism: Discovering the Trade-off between Equality and Efficiency," with A. Mihailov and E. Farvaque, in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (forthcoming); "Harmonisation and Globalisation of Intellectual Property Culture," with G. Prarolo, in World Economy (forthcoming); "Trade and Geography in the Spread of Islam," with S. Michalopoulos and G.Prarolo, in Economic Journal (forthcoming); "Intellectual Property Rights and Diaspora Knowledge Networks: Can Patent Protection Generate Brain Gain from Skilled Migration?" with C. Strozzi, in Canadian Journal of Economics (2017); "Relationship-Specific Investments and Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement with Heterogeneous Suppliers," with S.K. Peng, Y. Tsai, in Review of International Economics (2017); "Intellectual Property Rights, FDI, and Technological Development," with X. Yi, in Journal of International Trade and Economic Development (2017); "Political Institutions and Government Spending Behavior: Theory and Evidence from Iran," with S. Faraji Dizaji, M. Farzanegan, in International Tax and Public Finance (2016); "Islam, Inequality, and PreIndustrial Comparative Development," with S. Michalopoulos, G.Prarolo, in Journal of Development Economics (2016); "Oligarchies and Development in a Global Economy: A Tale of Two Elites," with A. Akerman, A. Seim, in Economic Inquiry (2016); "Intellectual Property Rights, Diasporas, and Domestic Innovation" with C. Strozzi, in Journal of International Economics (2015); "Theocracy and Resilience Against Economic Sanctions" with G. Pignataro, in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2015); "Intellectual Property Rights, Product Complexity and the Organization of Multinational Firms," with J. Spies & F. Toubal, in Canadian Journal of Economics (2015); "Cross-Border Intellectual Property Rights: Contract Enforcement and Absorptive Capacity," with Y. Tsai, in Scottish Journal of Political Economy (2015).

2017-06-27 00:00:00 
Fall 2018 
International T...
International Trade Theory gives an overview of the causes and consequences of international trade, as well as the institutional context in which trade (and factor movements) take place in the modern economy. Topics in the general area of trade theory and commercial policy include: determinants of trade, effects of trade on economic welfare and income distribution, trade and economic growth, foreign direct investment, efficiency and redistributive effects of tariff and nontariff protection of domestic industries, the theory of preferential trading agreements, and trade and economic development. Institutional topics include: the history of the global trading system, multilateral trade negotiations and the GATT/WTO system, empirical approaches to capturing trade patterns, and the regionalism movement.