Hamidreza Bakhtiarizadeh


PHD Researcher in International Economics

phd thesis


Expected Completion Date: Spring 2025




Hamidreza is a PhD candidate in Development Economics. He holds master’s degrees in Structural Engineering from University of British Columbia and Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University. In his doctoral research, he employs empirical models to investigate the effect of welfare programs and digitalization on households’ income and expenditure and occupational choices. Hamidreza has extensive experience as an independent consultant with several international organizations, such as the ILO, UNCTAD and UNIDO.


research interests


  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Program Evaluation
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises


Relevant Publications and works


  • SantosPaulino, Amelia U. and Trentini, Claudia and Bakhtiarizadeh, Hamidreza, Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs): A New Assessment (August 31, 2023). Transnational Corporations Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2023, Available at SSRN: