Dr. Mahmoudi joined the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Fall 2019. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from University of Nevada, Reno in 2017 with research focused on applied macroeconomics. Her early education includes an M.S. degree from University of Tehran, Iran and a B.S. degree from University of Shiraz, Iran in Agricultural Economics.
Her primary research fields of interest include applied macroeconomics, financial economics, behavioral and experimental economics, and empirical studies of economic growth and development. One of her recent published research papers examines the macroeconomic effects of the stock market crash of 2008 on the U.S. and European financial links. She extended her research areas to economic growth and development, particularly after starting to work as a researcher with the Nevada State Controller’s Office. In addition, she turned her focus to topics in behavioral and experimental economics by designing economic experiments to analyze the bounded rationality concept and decision-making under ambiguity.
Currently, Dr. Mahmoudi teaches Intermediate Macroeconomics and International Economics courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In her future research, she intends to design and implement laboratory experiments as a means of testing individual decision-making behavior in financial markets.