Dr. Reza Aghdam

Title:Assistant Professor
Room #:1024
Ext. #:2964

Fields of Interest:

Energy Economics and Policy, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Applied Econometrics, Productivity and Efficiency Micro- and Macro-Economic Analysis


2007 PhD in Energy Economics and Policy, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
1994 MSc in Energy Economics, University of Tehran, Iran
1990 BSc in Theoretical Economics, Mazandaran University, Iran
Reza FathollahZadeh Aghdam joined the Department of Economics and Finance Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) as an assistant professor in September 2015. Before joining SQU, he worked as an assistant professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (UPM), taught various economics courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including principles of micro- and macro-economic, international economics, managerial economics and energy economics. Prior to his doctoral candidacy in 2001, he worked as an energy economist in reputable energy institutes as well. His research interests are focused on various policy-oriented energy topics. He is a member of several professional energy associations, including the IAEE.

Selected Publications:

  • Aghdam, R F, Sharma D, Alhajji M and Ulussever T. (2013) “Macroeconomic Impacts of Contemporary Electricity Reform: 19 OECD and 7 Australian States”, tentatively accepted for publication in Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, Volume 7, no. 5, May, ISSN 1934-8975, David Publishing Company, USA
  • Aghdam, R F (2011), “Dynamics of productivity change in the Australian electricity industry: Assessing the impacts of electricity reform”. Energy Policy, Volume 39, Issue 6, June 2011, Pages 3281-3295.
  • Aghdam, R F (2005), “Analysis of Productivity Gains from Australian ESI reform: Methodological Frameworks”, Quarterly Energy Economics Review, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 2-28.
  • Aghdam, R F and D. Sharma, (2004), “Rationale Behind Electricity Industry Reform in the ASEAN: A Review”, Journal of Energy Economics, IRAEE, April&May No. 58/59, pp. 27-32.
  • Aghdam, R F and D. Sharma, (2003), “Impacts of ESI Reform in Australia: A Review of Methodological Framework”, Iranian Journal of Energy, National Energy Committee I.R. Iran, NECI, Vol. 8, No. 17, pp. 2-12.