Behzad Azarhoushang

Behzad Azarhoushang is a PhD Candidate of Political Science in Kassel University and Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL). His PhD topic is “The Effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Industrial Development and Regional Inequality: The Case of China”. He got his Master degree in Chinese European Economics and Business Studies (CEEBS) at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) in 2013. His master thesis topic was “FDI’s effect on China economics development; the case of Volkswagen in China”.  He is currently working as a lecturer at the BSEL and teaches International Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics for Strategic Management and General Introduction to German Economy. Azarhoushang has tutored different courses in macroeconomics, such as Advanced Macroeconomics, Wage Policies and Globalization, Global Wage Policies and Economic Policy and the Role of Trade Unions in last 3 years.

Research Interests

  • FDI
  • International Trade
  • Global Value Chain
  • Developments economics

Selected Publications

  • “The effect of price controlling on the Economy“ Arman Daily Newspaper, (In Persian),
  • “The effect of unemployment benefits on labour market; A comparative study“, Tejarat-e-farda, Weekly magazine, (In Persian)
  • B.Azarhoushang and M.Rukavina „ Resource Curse“, Institute of international Political Economy (IPE) working paper. http://www.ipe-berlin.org/fileadmin/downloads/working_paper/ipe_working_paper_30.pdf
  • B.Azarhoushang and M.Rukavina “Oil, Institutions and Economic Performance: a Comparative Study” in Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics, Volume 3(2), 2015, pp. 50–85, ISSN 2329-4175
  • B. Azarhoushang, A. Bramucci, H. Herr and B. Ruoff “ Global Value Chains, Under-Development and Unions Strategy” will be published in International Journal of Labour Research