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Saeed Moshiri Professor; Department Head, Economics

STM 222

Research Area(s)

  • Applied Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Economic Growth
  • Development Economics


  • 1993-1997       PhD, Economics, University of Manitoba
  • 1991-1993       MA, Economics, University of Toronto
  • 1983-1985       MA, Economics/Development, University of Tarbiat Modarres, Tehran
  • 1976-1980       BA, Economics/Business, University of Allameh Tabatabaie, Tehran

Research Projects

  • Innovation, Technological and Organizational Changes in Canadian Firms using the Workplace-Employee Survey Data, STM Research Grant, 2018.
  • Investigation and demonstration of close coupled gasification of novel fuel pellets developed from agricultural residues, A joint project with Ajay Dalai, Department of Bioenergy and Chemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan and Agricultural Development Fund, Saskatchewan, Canada. 
  • Firms’ Performance in a Natural Resource Based Economy, SSHRC Productivity Partnership Grant, with Wessel Vermeulen and Gry Østenstad, 2017. 
  • Energy Prices and Macroeconomic Performance
  • Technological Change and Productivity
  • Natural Resources and Economic Growth

Selected Publications and Presentations

Published Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Moshiri, S., Kheirandish, E. (2023), Global Impacts of Oil Price Shocks: The Trade Effect. Journal of Economic Studies. Forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1108/JES-08-2022-0455.
  • Moshiri, S., Østenstad G. and Wessel N. Vermeulen W. N. (2023).  Manufacturing in a Natural Resource Based Economy: Evidence from Canadian Plants. The Energy Journal, vol 44 (1). 269-295.
  • Azargohar, R., Dalai, A., Hassanpour, E. and Moshiri, S. (2021). “Agri-pellets as alternative fuels for coal-fired power plants in Canada.” International Journal of Energy Sector Management, Vol. 16 (1). December, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJESM-06-2021-0005.
  • Entezarkheir, M. and Moshiri, S. (2020). Innovation Spillover and Merger Decisions. Empirical Economics, 61(5), 2419-2448, November, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-020-01973-6
  • Abdolshah, F., Moshiri, S., and Worthington, A. (2020), Macroeconomic Shocks and Credit Risk Stress Testing the Iranian Banking Sector, Journal of Economic Studies, 48(2), PP 275-295, September.
  • Moshiri, S. (2020), Consumer Responses to Price and Non-Price Gasoline Price Policies, Energy Policy, V. 137, February, Article 111078.
  • Moshiri, S., and Daneshmand A. (2020), “How Effective is Government Spending on Environmental Protection in a Developing Country?” Journal of Economic Studies, February, https://doi.org/10.1108/JES-12-2018-0458
  • Moshiri, S., Ostenstad, G., Vermeulen, W. N. (2019), "Manufacturing in a Natural Resource Based Economy:  Evidence from Canadian Plants," Oxford Center for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCARRE), Department of Economics, University of Oxford.  
  • Moshiri, S., and Bakhshi Mogaddam, M. (2018), “The Effects of Oil Price Shocks in a Federation; The Case of Interregional Trade and Labour Migration,” Energy Economics, Vol. 75, 206-221. 
  • Entezarkeir, M. and Moshiri, S. (2018), “Is Innovation a Factor in Merger Decision? Evidence from a Panel of US Firms,” Empirical Economics, doi.org/10.1007/s00181-018-1515-7.
  • Moshiri, S. (2018),” Trade and Labour Migration Effects on the Oil-Macroeconomy Relationship,” Energy Forum, International Association for Energy Economics, Third Quarter.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, and Martinez Santillan, Miguel (2018), “Welfare Effects of Energy Price Changes due to Energy Market Reform in Mexico,” Energy Policy, 113, 663-672. 
  • Entezarkeir, M. and Moshiri, S. (2018), “Mergers and Innovation, Evidence from a Panel of U.S. Firms,” Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 27 (2), 132-153.
  • Moshiri, Saeed and K. Aliyev (2017), “Rebound effect of efficiency improvement in passeng er cars on gasoline consumption in Canada,” Ecological Economics, 131, 330-341.
  • Moshiri, S. and S. Hayati (2017), Natural Resources, Growth, and Institutions, A Cross Country Analysis,” Iranian Economic Review, 3, fall.
  • Moshiri, Saeed (2016), “ICT Spillovers and Productivity in Canada, Provincial and Industry Analysis,” Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 25, 8.
  • Moshiri, S. and N. Duah (2016), “Changes in Energy Intensity in Canada,” The Energy Journal, 37 (4), 315-342.
  • Moshiri, Saeed (2015), "Asymmetric Effects of Oil Price Shocks in Oil-Exporting Countries; the Role of Institutions,” OPEC Energy Review, Vol. 32, Issue 2, 222- 246.
  • Moshiri, Saeed (2015), “The Effects of the Energy Price Reform on Households Consumption in Iran,” Energy Policy, Vol. 79, 177-188.
  • Moshiri, S., H. Taie, and H. Pashazadeh (2015),”Labour Force Participation in Iran, The Role of Education” Economic Research (Pajouhesh-ha-e Eghtesadi), 15, 2, 72-49, http://ecor.modares.ac.ir/article_12748_5232.html.
  • Moshiri, S. and M. Nadali (2013), “Determinants of Banking Crisis in Iranian Economy,” Iranian Journal of Economic Research Review, 13, 48.
  • Moshiri, S., and S. Kianpour (2013),”Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: A Cross-Country Analysis,” Quantitative Economics (Eghtesad-e Meghdari), 9, 2, 1-30, summer.
  • Moshiri, Saeed (2013), Energy Price Reform and Energy Efficiency in Iran, Energy Forum, International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), 2nd quarter.
  • Moshiri, S., Sh. Bagheri, and H. Mousavi-Nik (2012), “An Estimation of Fiscal Policy Dominance in Iran Using a DSGE Model,” Economic Growth and Development Research, 2, 5, 69-90, winter. 
  • Moshiri, S., F. Atabi, M. H. Panjeshahi, and S. Lechtenbohmer (2012), “Long Run Demand for Energy in Iran; A Scenario Analysis”, International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 6, 1. 120-144.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, and Shole Bagheri (2012), “Financial Development and Economic Growth, Does Linear Relationship Hold?” Iranian Economic Research, Macroeconomics, 6, 12, 153-158, 
  • Moshiri, Saeed, and Wayne Simpson (2011), “Information Technology and the Changing Workplace in Canada; Firm Level Evidence,” Industry and Corporate Change, 20, 6, 1601-1636.
  • Moshiri, Saeed and Farhad Maleki (2011), Testing for Efficiency Wage in Iran, Iranian Economic Review, 15, 28, 53-71.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, and Abdella Abdou (2010), “Privatization, Regulation, and Economic Growth in Developing Countries,” International Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No 3, PP 70-106.
  • Moshiri, S., K. Pakizeh, M. Dabirian, and A. Jafari (2010), “Stock Returns and Inflation: A Wavelet Analysis in Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE),” Quarterly Iranian Economic Research (Farsi/ English, Indexed in JEL/ECONLIT), Vol. 43, 2, summer (listed in top 10 download list in SSRN, January 2011).
  • Khaleghi Moghadam, Hamid, Saeed Moshiri and Kamran Pakizeh (2010), Forecasting  Volatility in Tehran& International Stock Exchanges, Iranian Accounting Studies(Farsi/English), 24, 1-34.
  • Abdela Abdou and Saeed Moshiri (2009), “Privatization and Capital Formation in Developing Countries,” International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 23, No. 5, 557-575, September.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, and Ibrahim Eltejaei (2008), “Structural Change and Economic Growth in NICs,” Quarterly Iranian Economic Research (Farsi/English indexed in JEL/ECONLIT), 37, 3.
  • Sepehri, A, S. Moshiri, S. Sarma, and W. Simpson (2008), “Taking Account of Context, How Important Are Household Characteristics in Explaining Individual Health Seeking Behaviour? The Case of Vietnam,” Health Policy and Planning, 1-11, September.
  • Moshiri, Saeed and Forough Seifi (2008), “Nonlinear Dynamics in Exchange Rate,” Iranian Economic Review, 21. 
  • Sepehri, A,  S. Sarmas,  W. Simpson, and S. Moshiri (2008), “How important are individual, household and commune characteristics in explaining inequities in utilization of maternal health services? The case of Vietnam,” Social Science and Medicine, 67, 1009-1017.
  • Moshiri, Saeed and S. Nikpoor (2008), “International ICT Spill over,” Quarterly Iranian Economic Research (Farsi/English, Indexed in JEL/ECONLIT), 33, winter.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, A. Shahmoradi (2007), “Estimation of Demand for Natural Gas and Electricity in Iran: A Micro Approach,” Journal of Economic Research, Vol 72.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, H. Morovat (2007), “Forecasting TEPIX using non linear models,” Business Research(Farsi/English, Indexed in JEL/ECONLIT), 41.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, and E. Jahangard (2007), “The Information and Communication Technology impact on the Manufacturing Industries, A Multilevel Analysis,” Iranian Economic Review, 12, 18, winter.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, and F. Foroutan (2006), “Forecasting Nonlinear Crude Oil Futures Prices,” the Energy Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, 83-98.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, and M. Rezvan (2006), “The IT Impact on Productivity of Airline Industry,” Quarterly Iranian Economic Research (Farsi/English, Indexed in JEL/ECONLIT), Vol. 26, No. 1, spring.
  • Gholami, R. and Sang-Yong T. L., S. Moshiri (2004), “ICT and Productivity of the Manufacturing Industries in Iran,” Electronic Journal of Information systems in Developing Countries, Vol. 19, 4, 1-19.
  • Sepehri, A. and S. Moshiri (2004), “Inflation-Growth Profiles across Countries: Evidence from Developing and Developed Countries,” International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 18, No. 2, April, 191-207.
  • Moshiri, S., and L. Brown (2004), “Unemployment Variation over the Business Cycles: A Comparison of Forecasting Models,” Journal of Forecasting, 23, 497-511.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, and R. Ghadimi (2004), Forecasting Growth Using ANN Model with Genetic Algorithm, Iranian Economic Review, 9 (11), 67-83.
  • Moshiri Saeed, and E. Jahangard (2004), “ICT and Economic Growth, the Case of Iran,” Quarterly Iranian Economic Research(Farsi/English, Indexed in JEL/ECONLIT), Vol. 19, No. 2, Spring, 55-78.
  • Moshiri, Saeed and F. Soltan Ahmadi (2002), “Non-linearity in Inflation – Growth Nexus, The Case of Iran,” Proceeding of the 13th Monetary and Banking Conference, The Central Bank of Iran.
  • Moshiri Saeed, N. Kohzadi, and N. Cameron (2002), “Testing for Chaos and Stochastic Non-linearity in Rational Expectation Permanent Income Hypothesis,” Iranian Economic Review, 6 (6), 63-78.
  • Moshiri Saeed, and Norman Cameron (2000), “ANN versus Econometric Models in Forecasting Inflation,” Journal of Forecasting, 19, Feb.
  • Sepehri A., Moshiri S.,  and M. Doudongee (2000), “The Foreign Exchange Constraints to Economic Adjustment: The Case of Iran with,” International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 14, No. 2, 235-251.
  • Moshiri, Saeed (2000), “Forecasting Inflation Using Structural, Time Series, And ANN Models,” Journal of Economic Research (Farsi/English, Indexed in JEL/ECONLIT), 58,147-184.
  • Moshiri Saeed, Norman Cameron and David Scuse (1999), “Static, Dynamic, and Hybrid ANN in Forecasting Inflation,” Computational Economics, 14 (3), December, 219-235
  • Moshiri Saeed (1999), “Producing Quality Graphs by Econometrics and Statistics Software,” Economic Journal, 109 (459), F756 - F771, Nov.
  • Moshiri Saeed, Darren Prokop (1998), “Application of the ANN Models in Transportation Economics,” Proceeding of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum conference, Edmonton, June.
  • Moshiri Saeed (1988), “Pricing and Its Economic Consequences in Iran,” Journal of Plan and Development (Farsi/English), 10.

Chapters in a Book

  • Moshiri, Saeed (2014), Fossil Fuel Trade in Persian Gulf, in Persian Gulf Energy Atlas, by MERC-BLP, UN-Habitat.  
  • Abdella, Abdou, and Saeed Moshiri (2012), Economic and Social Profile of Emerging Economies, in “Private Equity in Emerging Markets: The New Frontiers of International Finance”, edited by Darek Klonowski, Palgrave McMillan, 21-30.
  • Moshiri, Saeed, and Somaieh Nikpour (2010), International ICT Spillover, in “ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives,” edited by Jacques Steyn, and Graeme Johanson, Information Science Reference, U.S., 283-296.
  • Banking Industry in Manitoba, Encyclopedia of Manitoba, Great Plains Publications, 2007.


  • Moshiri, S. and S. Lechtenböhmer (2015), Sustainable Energy Strategy for Iran, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy, Germany, December.
  • Moshiri, Saeed (2014 and 2008), Study Guide Accompanying Macroeconomics, Abel, Bernanke, Smith, and Kneebone, 6th Canadian edition, Pearson Canada.
  • Findlay, D. and S. Moshiri (2009 and 2006), Study Guide for Macroeconomics, Blanchard & Johnson, 4th Canadian Edition, Pearson Canada.
  • Moshiri, S. and H. Bahmanpoor (2011), Money and Banking (Farsi), Nashr’e Nei.
  • Moshiri, S. (2008), Freakonomics (translated to Farsi), Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Nashr’e Nei, 2008.

Test Banks and Book Reviews

  • Test bank for Macroeconomics, Abel, Bernanke, Smith, and Kneebone, 4th- 9th Canadian edition, Pearson Canada, 2005- 2017.
  • Online resource for Macroeconomics, Abel,  Bernanke, Smith, and Kneebone, 4th Canadian edition, Pearson Canada, 2005.
  • Book review, Macroeconomics, Parkin and Bade, 5th Canadian edition, Pearson Canada, 2005.
  • Test bank for Macroeconomics, Parkin and Bade, 5th Canadian edition, Pearson Canada,  2003.
  • Book review: Economics of Money and Banking, Mishkin, and Serletis, 2nd Canadian edition, Pearson Canada, 2003.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introductory Macroeconomics (ECON 114)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON 214) 
  • Statistical Applications in Social Sciences, STM College, Department of Economics, U of S
  • Price Theory and Resource Allocation, STM College, Department of Economics, U of S
  • Energy Economics, STM College, Department of Economics, U of S
  • Money and Income, STM College, Department of Economics, U of S
  • Economics of Environment (ECON 277.3)
  • Graduate Energy Economics (ECON 898.3)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Head, Department of Economics, STM College, 2018-2024.
  • Faculty Member of STM Board of Governors, 2021-2024.
  • Equity and International Committee, College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2020-2023.
  • Academic Planning Committee, STM College, University of Saskatchewan, 2013-2014 (T1), and 2018-2024.
  • STM Faculty Union Executive Committee, 2018-2020.
  • Appointment Committee, STM College, University of Saskatchewan, 2019-2021.
  • Executive of Faculty Council, STM College, University of Saskatchewan, 2019-2021.