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Farhang Niroomand

Professor of Economics

Phone: 361-570-4230

University West 214 (Victoria)

Farhang Niroomand

Dean Farhang Niroomand earned a Ph.D in International Economics from Michigan State University. Before coming to UHV as dean, he served as a Professor of Economics and International Business and the Chair for the Department of Economics and International Business at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was the recipient of USM's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1987 and 1993. He was recognized as the BellSouth Outstanding Faculty Member in 1990 and received the Louis K. Brandt Faculty Publications Award in 1999.

Dean Niroomand's list of professional accomplishments include his appointment as Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Omicron Delta Epsilon, one of the world's largest academic honor societies. He was also the Project Director for "From Local to Global: The Internationalization of Business in Mississippi," a Title VI-B Grant from the United States Department of Education. In 2008, he was selected for inclusion in the 2008-2009 Princeton Premier Registry.

Dean Niroomand has published articles in several academic journals, including Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Letters, Weltwirtschaftliches Archive, Journal of Economic Studies, Applied Economics, Journal of World Trade, Journal of Developing Areas, International Trade Journal, Journal of Economics and Finance, Competitiveness Review and Journal of Global Business. His extensive knowledge and research in the fields of International Trade and Finance make Dean Niroomand a foremost authority and well-known leader in these industries.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. - Michigan State University, International Economics, 1983
  • M.A. - Michigan State University, Economics, 1977
  • B.A. - National University of Iran, Economics, 1975

Academic Experience

  • Dean and Professor, School of Business Administration UHV (2009 - Now)
  • Professor of Record, International Studies Abroad, Costa Rica (2008)
  • Editor, Journal of Current Research in Global Business (2005 - 2007)
  • Director and Professor of Record, International Studies Abroad, Business in Spain Program (2000 - 2007)
  • Professor and Associate Dean, The University of Southern Mississippi, College of Business (2000 - 2007)
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Programs, The University of Southern Mississippi, College of Business Administration (1999 - 2000)
  • Professor of Record, International Studies Abroad, British Studies Program (1997 - 2008)
  • Professor and Chair, The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Economics and International Business (1997 - 1999)
  • Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Economics and International Business (1996 - 2009)
  • Associate Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Economics and International Business (1990 - 1996)
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Economics (1984 - 1990)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Connecticut, Department of Economics (1983 - 1984)
  • Lecturer, Michigan State University (1982 - 1983)
  • Instructor, Michigan State University, Department of Economics (1981 - 1982)
  • Research Assistant, Michigan State University (1977 - 1981)

Courses Taught at UHV

  • ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics

Selected Research

  • Hajilee, Massomeh, Al Nasser, Omar, (2014). Exchange Rate Volatility and the Stock Market Development in Emerging Economies Journal of Post Keynesian Economics
  • Niroomand, Farhang, Hajilee, Massomeh, Al Nasser, Omar, (2013). Financial Market Development and Trade Openness: Evidence from Emerging Economies Applied Economics
  • Nissan, Edward, Niroomand, Farhang, (2013). Welfare, Demographic, and Gender Inequalities Among Selected Arab Countries Journal of Economics and Finance
  • Nissan, Edward, Niroomand, Farhang, (2012). Comparing Countries for Economic Indicator Variables International Journal of Business and Management
  • Niroomand, Farhang, (2012). Convergence-Divergence of Technological Efficiency and Productivity Across World Regions Modern Economy
  • Niroomand, Farhang, Nissan, Edward, (2012). Relating Economic Infrastructure Indexes to Investor Protection for Selected Emergin Economies Journal of Economics and Finance
  • Nissan, Edward, Niroomand, Farhang, (2012). Technology Diffusion Indexes Across Countries Journal Of Economic Studies
  • Nissan, E, Niroomand, F, (2010). Distribution of Income and Expenditures Across Nations. Journal of Economics and Finance
  • Nissan, E, Niroomand, F, (2010). Inflow and Outflow of Foreign Direct Investment by Economies International Trade Journal
  • Nissan, E, Niroomand, F, (2010). Sectional Mergers and Acquisitions of Foreign Direct Investment. Journal of Current Research in Global Business
  • Nissan, E, Niroomand, F, (2010). Trends in Global Mergers and Acquisitions Journal of Global Commerce Research
  • Nissan, E, Niroomand, F, (2009). An Exploratory Economy Level of Multinational Investments. Journal of Current Research in Global Business
  • Nissan, E, Niroomand, F, (2009). Geographic and Income Anatomy of International Exports Journal of Economic Studies
  • Nissan, E, Niroomand, F, (2008). Asymmetries in the Compliance of International Banks to Minimum Soundness Level Southwestern Journal of Economics
  • Nissan, E., Niroomand, F., (2008). Linking Labor Productivity to Economic Freedom American Economist
  • Nissan, E, Niroomand, F, (2007). Banking Bigness: Concentration of the World's 50 Largest Banks Multinational Business Review
  • Nissan, E, Niroomand, F, (2007). Financial Liberalization Across Countries Journal of Global Business
  • Niroomand, Farhang, Nissan, E, (2007). Socio-Economic Gaps within the EU: A Comparison International Advances In Economic Research
  • Niroomand, F., Nissan, E., (2006). Determinants of Income: A Probability Approach Journal of Current Research in Global Business
  • Nissan, E., Niroomand, F., (2006). Technological Change and Contribution to Growth and Convergence Journal of Economic Development

Honors and Achievements

  • 2008: Recipient of Mississippi World Trade Center's award for International Trade Education - Mississippi World Trade Center
  • 2007: Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the International Honor Society in Economics - Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • 2007: Named Business Advisory Council (BAC) Professor of Economics and International Business - College of Business
  • 2007: Selected for inclusion in Princeton Premier Registry - Princeton Premier Registry
  • 2006: Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce as a Board member of MS DEC - Mississippi District Export Council
  • 2006: Vice President & Board Member - Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • 2005: Best Paper Award Certificate: Determinants of Income: A Probability Approach - Association of Global Business
  • 2005: From Local to Global: The Internationalization of Business in Mississippi - BIE - Title VI-B Grant awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Education
  • 2002: Research Associate, Center for Research on International Economics - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • 1999: Louis K. Brandt Faculty Research Award - University of Southern Mississippi
  • 1994: Excellence in Teaching Award - University of Southern Mississippi
  • 1990: BellSouth Outstanding Faculty Award - BellSouth
  • 1987: Excellence in Teaching Award - University of Southern Mississippi