Department of Economics, Sogang University, Seoul Korea.
Almas Heshmati, a Swedish citizen, is currently Professor of Economics at Jönköping University, Sweden, and Sogang University, South Korea. He held similar positions at the Korea University, Seoul National University, and University of Kurdistan Hawler. He was Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), during 2001-2004. From 1998 until 2001, he was an Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Gothenburg 1994. His research interests include applied microeconomics, globalization, development strategy, efficiency, productivity and growth with application to manufacturing and services. In addition to more than 120 scientific journal articles he has published books on the EU Lisbon Process, Global Inequality, East Asian Manufacturing, Chinese Economy, Technology Transfer, Information Technology, Water Resources, Landmines, Power Generation, Development Economics and Economic Growth. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Panel Data.