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Mehdi Barati

Dr. Mehdi Barati

Assistant Professor


Dr. Mehdi Barati serves as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Barati received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2017. Barati's research interests are in applied microeconomics with a particular focus on health economics and economics of crime. His research is concerned with issues related to efficiency in the production and consumption of health and healthcare. He also researches the causes and consequences of crime, as well as the ways to reduce the costs of crime to society. Dr. Barati is an expert in economic modeling and applies advanced econometric, statistic, and machine learning techniques in his empirical research.

  • PHD - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2017)
  • MS - University of Tehran (2010)
  • BA - Shahid Beheshti University (2007)

Basic Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Price Theory
Health Economics
Economics of Crime
Labor Economics
Business Statistics

  • Asymmetric effect of income on the US healthcare expenditure: evidence from the nonlinear autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach, Empirical Economics, 2020
  • Technology progress and rising healthcare expenditure in the US, Applied Economics Letters, 2020
  • Enhanced penalties for carrying firearms illegally and their effects on crime, Economic Analysis and Policy, 2019
  • Punishment Severity and Crime: The Case of Arkansas., Review of Law & Economic, 2018
  • Extended Perioperative Antibiotic Coverage in Conjunction with Intraoperative Bile Cultures Decreases Infectious Complications after Pancreaticoduodenectomy., HPB Surgery, 2016
  • New evidence on the impact of concealed carry weapon laws on crime., International Review of Law and Economics, 2016
  • Validation and testing of the AquaCrop model under full and deficit irrigated wheat production in Iran., Agricultural Water Management, 2011
  • Investigation of Replacing the Oil’s Revenues from Dollar to Euro., The Journal of Economic Policy , 2010
  • American Economic Association
  • Southern Economic Association
  • Western Economic Association International
  • Persian (Native or Bilingual)
  • English (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

Economics of Crime, Health Economics, Policy Analysis