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Mitch Mokhtari

Mitch Mokhtari

Professor

Dr. Mitch Mokhtari has extensive experience in international development, tax administration and tax policy (JSR, DRM), public financial management (PFM), cost-benefit-analysis (CBA), health system strengthening, strategic planning and change management, econometrics (big data), micro- and macroeconomic modeling and policy analysis. He has served as Visiting Associate Professor Economics at Princeton, Research Professor of Economics at New Economic School (NES), Senior Research Associate at Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University (GSU), and the the Chief of Party (COP), Team Leader (TL) and Senior Adviser on several donors (USAID, MCC, EU, FCO, ADB, WB) funded projects across 18 countries.

Contact

mokhtari@umd.edu

SPH | Room 1142M

(301) 405-4014

Departments/Units

  • School of Public Health

Areas of Interest

Economic Development, Finance, Tax Administration and Tax Policy, Public Financial Managment, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Analytical CGE Modeling and Econometrics.

Dr. Mokhtari has extensive experience in international development, domestic resource mobilization (tax policy & tax administration (JSR, DRM), public financial management (PFM), health system strengthening (HSS), organizational change and change management, sovereign wealth fund (SWF) and analytical modeling and policy analysis.

Dr. Mokhtari has served as Visiting Associate Professor Economics at Princeton, Research Professor of Economics at New Economic School NES, and Senior Research Associate at Andrew Young School of Policy Studies-Georgia State University.

He has taught economics and economic systems at Princeton University and macroeconomics and money and banking at the University of Houston. He has presented his findings at the World Forum, Harvard, Cambridge, American Economic Association AEA, American Public Health Association APHA, IMF, WB, MCC, USAID, DIW, East-West Center, etc. Dr. Mokhtari has served as the Chief of Party (COP), the Team Leader (TL), or Senior Adviser on several donors funded projects in more than 18 countries.

Dr. Mokhtari has authored articles in journals, such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, International Economic Review, Economic Inquiry, Explorations in Economic History, International Economic Journal, Empirical Economics, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Policy Modeling, Journal of Global Drug Policy & Practice, Economic Journal-HSE, Economic Policy and Poverty Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, Journal of economics and Family Issues, and Economic Systems.

Recent and past Editorial Position includes: Editor, “Affordable Health Care” (JFEI); Editor, “Health and Consumer Finance” (JFCP); Editor, “Health, Economics and Family Role,” (JFEI); Associate Editorial, Health: Journal of Family and Economic Issues. Dr. Mokhtari's current interest includes international development, public finance, applications of blockchain technology to healthcare and personal finance. Dr. Mokhtari is on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals.

PhD, Economics

 

George F. Kramer Outstanding Practitioner Award

Appointed by President as a Commissioner on the New Tax Code of Kyrgyz Republic

Recipient of offcial appreciations & honors as a Senior Advisor to the governments of several countries receiving USAID funded Technical Assistance during the last couple of decades.

The Review of Economics and Statistics

International Economic Review

International Economic Journal

Economic Inquiry

Economic Systems

Empirical Economics

Explorations in Economic History

Journal of Consumer Affairs

Journal of Policy Modeling

Economic Journal

Economic Policy and Poverty Journal

Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Journal of Economic Surveys