Doctor of Philosophy in Social Policy

Global Development and Sustainability Concentration

Hadi Kahalzadeh, PhD student in the Global Development and Sustainability Concentration

Hadi Kahalzadeh

Hadi Kahalzadeh is a PhD candidate in the Global Development and Sustainability concentration and PhD fellow at the Crown Center for the Middle East Studies.  He studies the impact of economic sanctions on Iran’s social welfare particularly poverty, inequality, and vulnerability in Iran. He holds an MA in sustainable international development from Brandeis, an MA in energy economics from the Islamic Azad University, and a BA in economics from Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran. Prior to joining the PhD program, Kahalzadeh worked as an economist with the Department of Economic and Social Planning in the Social Security Organization of Iran (SSO) for eight years. He also served as a member of the board for several political parties and civil society pro-democratic organizations in Iran. Hadi’s research interests are poverty measurement, impact evaluation, health, education and social security, and political economy of policy reforms.