About Me

I am currenly a PhD Candidate in economics at the City University of New York, the Graduate Center. I currently live in New York. In July 2017 I’ll be joining Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Postdoc where I’ll be working with Jeff Leek.

My background is in a combination of economics and electrical engineering, and control systems. I have a master’s degree in economics from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in control systems and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in Terhan, Iran.

And as you can guess from the previous line, I’m from Tehran, Iran.

One of my main interests in life is teaching. During the past few years, I’ve been teaching various courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels at Barnard College (of Columbia University), Brooklyn College (of CUNY), Yeshiva University, and Texas Tech University.

If you need to contact me, send me an email to hadavand dot a at gmail dot com or tweet at me at @ahdvnd

My research interests are:

  • Economics of Education (especially online education)
  • Economic Inequality
  • The Gig Economy, and
  • Replicability and Reproducibility in Scientific Research