About Me

My name is Masoud Movahed and I am a doctoral candidate in Sociology (with minor in Economics) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Broadly, my interests lie at the nexus of economic sociology and social stratification.Most of my works use computational and quantitative methods, but I retain a keen interest for comparative historical methods.

My works have been published in theJournal of International DevelopmentHarvard Economics Review, Harvard International Review,Foreign Affairs Boston Review, Yale Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Development Matters. I have also written a few articles for AljazeeraEnglish and World Economic Forum

Prior to Joining University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Ph.D. student, I completed a master’s in Economics and Sociology at New York University, where I also worked as a research associate for two years.