Professor Eshragh Motahar (also a member of the Asian Studies Program), at Union since 1984, received his B.S. (Honours) and M.S. from the University of London, and his M.A. and Ph.D., all in economics, from the Johns Hopkins University. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank in Central Asia and has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard University Vietnam Program in Public Policy in Ho Chi Minh City, and a scholar-in-residence at NYU. He is the recipient of the Stillman Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and the Donald C. Brate Distinguished Advisor Prize (twice).
His primary research interests are in macroeconomics, international economics, and the political economy of the New Silk Road.
He teaches courses in macroeconomics and international economics, as well as the College’s Sophomore Research Seminar.