Arslan Razmi

Portrait of Arslan Razmi
Professor
313 Crotty Hall
577-0785

CV: 

Education: 

Ph.D., Economics, American University, 2004
M.S., Civil/Transportation Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1996
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan, 1995

Professional Experience: 

Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015-present
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010-2015
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004-2010

Research Interests: 

Open economy macroeconomics
International trade
Development economics
Political economy of growth and distribution
History of economic thought

Teaching: 

Macroeconomics (graduate and undergraduate)
Open economy macroeconomics (graduate and undergraduate)
International trade (graduate and undergraduate)
Math methods (graduate)

Honors and Awards: 

Erasmus Mundus Research Scholarship (European Union)
Visiting Researcher, Asian Development Bank Institute (Tokyo)
Dean's Doctoral Fellowship (American University)
Hurst Scholar Award (American University)

Grants: 

  • Fulbright Core Grant
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences grant to organize a "Workshop on International Economics"
  • Mellon Mutual Mentoring Grant (University of Massachusetts) in collaboration with Mwangi wa Githinji and Fidan Kurtulus
  • Political Economy Research Institute Research Grant
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Instructional Improvement Grant (University of Massachusetts)

Affiliations: 

American Economics Association
Eastern Economics Association
Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Presentations: 

Is planet Earth as a whole likely to be wage-led? Conference of the FMM Research Network, Berlin, October 21, 2016

Is the demand regime relevant over the medium run? Revisiting stagnationism/exhilarationism in a portfolio framework, Conference of the FMM Research Network, Berlin, October 21, 2016

Investment Surges, Universidade de Brasília, March 14, 2016.

Prospects for Wage-led Growth in an Open Developing Economy, Keynote Address at the workshop on “Economic Growth and Income Distribution,” held at the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Ilhéus, Brazil, on March 10-11, 2016.

Growth and Distribution in Low Income Economies: Modifying Post Keynesian Analysis in Light of Theory and History, Annual Meetings of the Eastern Economic Association, Washington, DC, February 2016.

Investment Accelerations, Annual Meetings of the Eastern Economic Association, Washington, DC, February 2016.

Diversification at the intersection of trade and development, invited presentation to UNCTAD’s Multi-year Expert Meeting on Enhancing the Enabling Economic Environment at All Levels in Support of Inclusive and Sustainable Development, Geneva, December 14, 2015.

Balance of Payments constraints in growth models, invited lecture at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Santiago, July 2015.

Selected Publications: 

"Growth and Distribution in Low Income Economies: Modifying Post Keynesian Analysis in Light of Theory and History," Review of Keynesian Economics, 4(4), pp. 429-49, 2016.

"Correctly Analyzing the Balance of Payments Constraint on Growth," Cambridge Journal of Economics, 40(6), pp. 1581-1608, November 2015.

"North-South Interactions in the Presence of Trade in Environmental Permits: A Structuralist Investigation," Cambridge Journal of Economics, pp. 541-574, 40(2), March 2016.

"The Limits to Wage-Led Growth in an Open Developing Economy," Metroeconomica, 66(4), pp. 740-70, November 2015.

"The Real Exchange Rate and Economic Development," (with Peter Skott and Martin Rapetti), Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 23(1), pp. 151-69, March 2012.

"The exchange rate, diversification, and distribution in a modified Ricardian model with a continuum of goods," Manchester School, 81(3), pp. 356-85, June 2013.

"Can the HOSS Framework Help Shed Light on the Simultaneous Growth of Inequality and Informalization in Developing Countries?" Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv (Review of World Economics), 145(2), pp. 361-372, July, 2009.

"Does pleasing export-oriented foreign investors help your balance of payments? A general equilibrium analysis." Oxford Economic Papers, 61(1), pp. 128-149, January, 2009.