Abdol Soofi

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Abdol Soofi

Professor, Economics

Office: Gardner 251
Tel: 608.342.1834
E-mail: soofi@uwplatt.edu
Web Page: www.uwplatt.edu/~soofi

  • Ph.D. Department of Economics, University of California-Riverside
  • M.S.  Department of economics, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • B.S.  Department of Economics, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Specialties:

  • Financial time series analysis
  • Exchange-rate dynamics and forecasting
  • Inflation dynamics and forecasting
  • Nonlinear interdependence of the stock markets
  • Technology management in the emerging economies
  • Economics of innovation and technical change
  • Social network analysis of techno-economic systems

Courses:

  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • International Financial Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Research Methodology
  • Money and Banking

Research Interests:

  • Technology management in the emerging economies
  • Economics of innovation and technical change
  • Social network analysis of techno-economic systems

Recent Publications:

  • Soofi, A. and S. Ghazinoory (eds.) (2013) Science and Innovations in Iran: Development, Progress, and Challenges,  Palgrave-Macmillan, New York.
  • Hassani, Hossien, Abdol  S. Soofi, and  Anatoly, Zhigljavsky (2013) "Predicting inflation dynamics with singular spectrum analysis," Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Series A,  176, Part 2, 1-18.
  • Soofi, Abdol and Sepehr Ghazinoory (2013) “Introduction” in Soofi A. and S. Ghazinoory Science and Innovation in Iran: Development, Progress and Challenges, N.Y.: Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Soofi, Abdol ,  Sepehr. Ghazinoory, and  Sanam. Farnoodi (2013) “National Innovation System of Iran” in Soofi A. and S. Ghazinoory Science and Innovation in Iran: Development, Progress and Challenges, N.Y.: Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Soofi, Abdol, Zhe Li, and Xiaofeng Hui (2012) ``Nonlinear Interdependence of Chinese Stock Markets,” Quantitative Finance,  Vol. 12, Issue 3, 397-410,  DOI:  10.1080/14697688.2010.547513
  • Soofi, Abdol  (2013) "The current economic problems of Iran and the suggested remedial policies," Alef 29 September 2013 (in Farsi).  
  • Hassani, Hossein, Abdol Soofi, and Mohammad Sadegh Avazalipourd (2011) "Forecasting GDP With Aggregated and Sectoral Data," Fluctuation and Noise Letters, 10, 249.
  • Soofi, Abdol, Sepehr Ghazinoory (2011) "The Network of the Iranian Techno-economic System," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 78: 591-609.
  • Zhang, Yuqin, Abdol  Soofi, and Shouyang Wang (2011) "Testing for Nonlinearity of Exchange Rates: An Information Theoretic Approach," Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 38:637-657.
  • Hassani, H., Zhigljavsky, A. Patterson, K., and Soofi, A.  (2010)  "A Comprehensive Causality Test Based on the Singular Spectrum Analysis," in Mckay, P., F. Russo, and J. Williamson, Causality in the Sciences, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Current Projects:

  • Technology and economic development in Iran
  • Applications of SSA in economics and finance
  • Network analysis and technology modeling

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