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Economic Research Institute started its activity with the aim of promoting and expanding fundamental, applied and developmental research in the field of economics based on societal needs in January 1990 and received the definitive license agreement of Ministry of Science, Research & Technology (MSRT) in 1998.


  • Leading the subjects of the MA theses and PhD dissertations for the economics' students of the university;
  • Providing a highly fertile ground for the scientific board, students, economic experts and other individuals who are interested in economic affairs;
  • Offering scientific and practical guidelines for solving economic problems of the society;
  • Promoting research spirit in the society in general and university in particular;
  • Providing consultancy service to executive organizations and policy makers;
  • Fostering the relationships between research centers and the researchers;
  • Training the researchers in different fields.
  • Establishing an appropriate and effective relationship with administrative organizations

bulletDeans and deputies since the institute establishment:


chairmanship period Name & Family Name
1989-1993 Dr. Parviz Davoudi
1993-1995 Dr. Seyyed Mansour Khalili Iraqi
1996-2004 Dr. Hossein Sadeghi
2004-2006 Dr. Morteza Ezzati
2006-2014 Dr. Ali mohammad Ahmadi
2014 to date Dr. Abbas Assari Arani

Research Deputies:

chairmanship period Name & Family Name
1989-1993 Dr. Morteza Sameti
1993-1995 Dr. Alireza Naseri
1996-2004 Dr. Morteza Ezzati
2004-2006 Dr. Ali mohammad Ahmadi
2006 to date Dr. Amir H. Mozayani


  • Localization of the science of economy
  • Expansion of fundamental, developmental and applied research

bulletMajor Missions

  • Doing Fundamental, developmental, and applied research in various fields of social and economic affairs and the related contexts;
  • Offering scientific and technical consultancy services in line with ERI goals;
  • Identifying and studying different scientific and research needs and optimum utilization of the existing facilities for planning research proposals related to and based on real needs;
  • Taking the necessary measures for applying the research findings;
  • Providing the necessary equipment and facilities needed by research plans and programs;
  • Identifying, studying, and meeting the research needs of production, service, and administration sectors;
  • Establishing an active and constructive relationship with other institutes and research and scientific communities inside and outside the country following the related rules and regulations;
  • Establishing an appropriate relationship and coordinating with experts and innovators in scientific and research centers, and providing necessary facilities and equipment for supporting research process;
  • Utilizing the latest research findings and scientific advances in all processes and phases for achieving research goals and programs;
  • Offering short-term courses for managers and experts of different executive organizations.

bulletResearch areas

  • Islamic economics
  • Iran's economy and development
  • Research economics
  • Agriculture economics
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Hidden economy
  • Energy economics
  • Engineering economics