Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
International trade and finance, Islamic economics, economic development in the Middle East
Professor Askari received his B.S. in Civil Engineering, attended the Sloan School of Management and received his Ph.D in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to GW in 1982, he was a Professor of International Business and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Askari served on the Executive Board of the IMF, Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Saudi Arabia and as consultant to the OECD, the World Bank, the IFC, the UN, the Government of Saudi Arabia, and a number of multinational corporations. He has acted as a mediator between the governments of Iran and Saudi Arabia and Iran and Kuwait.
- Conflicts and Wars: Their Fallout and Prevention. Palgrave Macmillan, July 2012
- Risk Sharing in Finance: The Islamic Finance Alternative, co-authored with Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor, and Noureddine Krichene. (John Wiley, December 2011)
- Islam and the Path to Human and Economic Development (Palgrave Macmillan, August 2010), co-authored with Abbas Mirakhor;
- The Stability of Islamic Finance (John Wiley, January 2010), co-authored with Zamir Iqbal, Noureddine Krichene and Abbas Mirakhor;
- Corruption and its Manifestation in the Persian Gulf (Edward Elgar, August 2010), co-authored with Scheherazade Rehman and Noora Arfaa;
- Globalization and Islamic Finance (John Wiley, November 2009);
- New Issues in Islamic Finance: Progress and Challenges (John Wiley, September 2008), co-authored with Iqbal and Mirakhor;
- The Militarization of the Persian Gulf (Edward Elgar, December 2009), co-authored with Amin Mohseni and Shahrzad Daneshvar; and
- The Middle East Exporters: What Happened to Economic Development? (Edward Elgar, December 2006).
Professor Askari has written professional journal articles on international finance and trade, on oil, on agriculture, Islamic economics and finance and on the Middle East, and a number of opinion-editorials for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Asia Times Online, and In the National Interest.
IBus 4303 International Monetary and Financial Issues
IBus 6301 International Business Finance
IBus 6306 Seminar: International Financial Markets