Dr Mamad Pourhosseini – Adjunct Associate Professor

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Dr Mamad Pourhosseini

Dr Mamad Pourhosseini : Adjunct Associate Professor

Mamad joined Richmond The American International University in London in September 2007. Mamad teaches courses in Applied Econometrics, Research Methods, Principles of Investment, Money and Banking, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Country Risk Analysis at Richmond.

He graduated with a first class Honours degree in Economics from Pahlavi University in Shiraz. At postgraduate level he studied Economics at Birmingham University and won the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce prize for the best Masters’ student. Following the completion of his PhD in Economics, he worked for the Treasury in Papua New Guinea, later becoming the Economic Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minster for Finance. He later joined the PNG Commission for Higher Education and participated in the Commonwealth Secretariat meeting in Apia-Western Samoa, New Delhi and Bangalore-India.

Between 1989 and 1995 Mamad worked as a consultant for the following international organisations:

United Nations Development Plan – In 1989 he joined the UNDP, first as a project manager and later as the team leader of a group of 9 international advisers providing advisory services for the implementation of the first Structural Adjustment Programme  in the Pacific Rim and finally as the UNDP Chief Technical Advisor. In this job he participated in :

1990 World Bank Consultative Group Meeting , Tokyo,

1991 World Bank Consultative Group Meeting , Singapore

International Labour Office – In 1993 Mamad was appointed the Chief Technical Adviser of the ILO Manila Office. He was in charge of a research project on the Human Development Index. In 1995 he was the ILO member of the UN Inter-Agency Mission to Bougainville assisting in the preparation of a comprehensive plan for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the island. Following the completion of the ILO job he became a freelance consultant. His consultancies included:

Research consultant, Deloitte, Touche & Tomatsu (PNG), Port Moresby, PNG

Consultant, Tanorama Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra, Australia

Risk Adviser, Pacific Insurance Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia

Consultant, Asian Development Bank Project, IDP Education Australia Ltd, Canberra, Australia

Econometrician, JCE Consulting (UK) ‘Nigerian Import Supervision Scheme’, Cobham, UK

World Bank Employment: In September 1995 he became the advisor to the Structural Adjustment Programme Secretariat through an assignment funded by the Japanese Grant Facility for Structural Adjustment and executed by the World Bank. Following the completion of this project he moved to the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC working in the East Asia Research Division for 3 years: 

1996   World Bank East Asia Div. Washington DC.         Long term consultant (PNG and Fiji) 

1997   World Bank Indonesia Div. Washington DC.        Fiscal decentralization Consultant

1998   World Bank, Research Dept, Washington DC      Research Task Manager- Agglomeration Economies