Mehdi Shadmehr

 

 

 

 


Mehdi Shadmehr

This website is mostly up-to-date, but my website has moved to mehdishadmehr.com

I am an associate professor at UNC Chapel Hill Department of Public Policy. Prior to joining UNC, I was an associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary Department of Economics  (2016-2020), and an assistant professor of economics at the University of Miami Business School (2011-2016).  In 2018-2020, I was a visiting associate professor at the  University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. In 2017-2018, I was a member of the Institute for Advances Study in Princeton. In 2015, I was a visiting associate research scholar at Princeton University Department of Politics .

I specialize in political economy and applied game theory.  Methodologically, I focus on developing formal models, but I also use both quantitative and qualitative methods.  I am particularly interested in coordination games in general equilibrium settings, information manipulation, dynamic voting models, and mechanism design.  Substantively, I am particularly interested in political risk, regime change, populism, globalization, capital control, international human rights interventions, leadership, and the interaction between religion and politics. I have also worked on decision making in small entrepreneurial groups, search models, and legal innovations in judiciaries.