Masoud Nili

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Masoud Nili (Persian: مسعود نیلی, born 14 February 1955 in Hamedan) is an Iranian academic and economist. He was an economic advisor to President Hassan Rouhani since 2013 and was appointed as his aide in 2017.

He was born on 14 February 1955 in Hamedan, Iran. He graduated from Sharif University of Technology with a degree in structural engineering. He is also a graduate of Isfahan University of Technology in economic systems design and of Manchester University in economics.

He is the former dean of the Management and Economics Faculty of Sharif University of Technology from 2000 until 2011. He has seven books and many articles that were published in various fields of macroeconomics and political economy. He served as the deputy head of the Management and Planning Organization for three years in the government of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. He also served in this post in the government of Mohammad Khatami.[4] He contributed to the development of the first and second 5-year development plans. He was also the president of the Economy Council from 2002 to 2004 and then the head of the privatization committee from 2004 to 2005. He was also the chairman of the Institute for Research in Planning and Development and has been a professor at the Institute. One of his most important activities was in the development strategy of industrial development when Eshaq Jahangiri was the minister of industries. Nili was part of economic team in Hassan Rouhani’s presidential campaign.[5][6] He was appointed Presidential Economic Advisor and Minister of state for Economic Affairs by Rouhani on 4 September 2013.

  • Birthday: 14.02.1955
  • Birthplace: Hamedan, Hamedan, Iran
  • Interview date: 02.08.2022 – 13.09.2023

Economist and University Professor

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