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Shapoor Vali

Associate Professor of Economics

Lincoln Center Campus: Lowenstein 921E
Phone: 212-636-6240


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh


  • Regional Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical Economics


Shapoor Vali graduated from the National University of Iran with a BA in Political Economy. After graduation, he worked for the Institute for Social Research, University of Tehran for over 4 years, the last two years of it as coordinator of socio-economic study of the ancient city of Shiraz, which was part of the city’s master plan. After receiving his MS degree in Economics from University of Pittsburgh, he returned to Iran and taught at Motahedin University and then joined Iran Statistical Center (ISC), the information arm of the Organization for Planning and Budget. At ISC, He was the director of the division of Housing and Construction. He received his Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh in 1988 and joined the teaching staff of Fordham College at Lincoln Center. His most recent article “Deriving the Trace of Optimal Output for a Noncompetitive Firm” appeared in March 2012 issue of the Atlantic Economic Journal. His book, Principles of Mathematical Economics, was published by Springer (Atlantis Press) in December 2013.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles
Deriving the Trace of Optimal Output for a Noncompetitive Firm. Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol 40, Number 1, 2012, pp. 49-60.

Simulation Evidence Bearing on the Structure of Errors in the Multiregional Input-Output Models. Environment and Planning A, Vol 25, 1993, pp. 159-178.

Pitfalls in Estimation of a Differenced Model, with A. Maeshiro. American Statistical Association, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Vol. 6, No. 4, October 1988, pp. 511-515.

Economic Structure and Errors in the Multiregional Input-Output Model, Ricerche Economiche, Vol. XLII, No. 2, 1988, pp. 367-389.

Books and Book Chapters
Principles of Mathematical Economics, Springer (Atlantis Press), 491 pages, 2013.