Fariborz Ghadar

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Professor of Finance, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Management, Policies and Planning, Director of Center for Global Business Studies

Office Address 388B Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-0544
Email Address fxg9@psu.edu

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Dr. Ghadar is the author of fifteen books on global economic topics, including the release of Global Tectonics: What Every Business Needs to Know, Financing Growth in Developing Economies and New Information Technology and Its Impact on Global Business Management, as well as numerous articles. In March 2014, his book on immigration titled Becoming American: Why Immigration is Good for Our Nation's Future— a culmination of two years of in-depth research and interviews was published. The most recent publication released is the new edition of his Global Tectonics book, which includes a new chapter on robotics. In addition to identifying this new trend in robotics, Global Tectonics: What Every Business Needs to Know – Revisited reassesses the critical global trends included in the original publication 10 years ago.
Dr. Ghadar is frequently quoted in such internationally circulated publications as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and the Christian Science Monitor. He has been a featured speaker and interviewee on the major television networks as well as the business broadcasts of CNN, CNBC, and Nightly Business Report.
He received his BA and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and his MBA and Doctorate from the Harvard Business School.

Expertise

International Finance and Banking. Global Economic Assessment. e-Business. Global Corporate Strategy and Implementation. Global Oil Industry Past, Present and Future.

Education

Ph D, International Business (International Strategy), Harvard University, 1976

MBA, Business Administration, Harvard University, 1972

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970

BS, Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969

BS, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968

Courses Taught

MGMT 561 – Global Strategy and Organization (2)
Course focuses on three major aspects of international business: competitive strategy, organization design, and management processes.

B A 535 – Global Perspectives (1)
An overview of the global business environment.

FIN 555 – Global Finance (2)
Analyze international business finance problems, impact of evolving inter- national payment systems on business, financial management in modern multi- national enterprise.

I B 555 – Global Finance (2)
Analyze international business finance problems, impact of evolving inter- national payment systems on business, financial management in modern multi- national enterprise.

Selected Publications

Ghadar F., "For Undocumented Immigrants, Simply Existing Has Become a Crime." HuffingtonPost.com, 2016.
Ghadar F., "Immigration is a Win-Win Economic Strategy." HuffingtonPost.com, 2016.
Ghadar F., "Welcome to America: Why Immigration Matters for Business." Risk Management Magazine, 2016.
Ghadar F., "Look For Gas Prices to Increase Soon." Philly.com, 2016.
Ghadar F., "Obama's Nuclear Deal Sparkes Iranian Mini-Revolution." HuffingtonPost.com, 2016.
Ghadar F., "Beneath the Surface, Iranian Elections Show Progressive Populace is Heard." OpEdNews.com, 2016.
Ghadar F., "Oil produces agree to limit production- not really." MarketPlace.org, 2016.
Ghadar F., "For Congress, Iranian-Americans Just aren't American enough." PennLive.com, 2016.
Ghadar F., "Steep drop in crude prices poses challenge to natural gas industry." Center County Gazette, 2016.
Ghadar F., "Where in the World Will Your Customers Be?." Inside Supply Management, 2016.
Ghadar F., "Grey Zones of Europe." OpEdNews, 2015.
Ghadar F., "It's Time for the IMF to Recognize the Importance of Yuan." OpEdNews, 2015.
Ghadar F., "Emerging Clusters Take Up The Technology Challenge." AreaDevelopment online, 2015.
Ghadar F., "Immigration and the Pope- What is the Issue?." OpEdNews, 2015.
Ghadar F., "What Does Being a World-Power Have to do with Character?." OpEdNews, 2015.
Ghadar F., "Exports From The Valley Are At An All-Time High." Of the Morning Call, 2015.
Ghadar F., "Promise, Risk Await Post-Sanction Iran." Marketplace, 2015.
Ghadar F., "The GOP Can't Let The Donalds 2016 Ambitions Trump it's Own." PennLive Op-Ed, 2015.
Ghadar F., "OPEC Eyes New Normal as U.S. Shale Firms Hang Tough." Investor's Business Daily, 2015.
Ghadar F., "5 Reasons To Add Tunisian Olive Oil To Your Shopping List!." Zester Daily, 2015.
Ghadar F., "Other Cities Should Follow NYC Municipal Identification Card Program." Huffington Post, 2015.
Ghadar F., "Why Financial Inclusion Depends on Lending." Profit Magazine, 2015.
Ghadar F., "If We Don't Reform, Can We Still Be Called The Land Of Opportunity?." Huffington Post, 2015.
Ghadar F., "Here's one way to attract the best and brightest to the U.S.- and keep them here." Pennlive.com, 2015.
Ghadar F., "No Conspiracy When It Comes to Saudi Arabia Oil Price Plummets." Oil & Gas Monitor, 2015.
Ghadar F., "Strong Dollar Hurting U.S. Steel Mills as Imports Flood Market." Bloomberg News, 2015.
Ghadar F., "The LIttle Hybrid might still be the right choice." Wilkes Baree Times-Leader, 2015.
Ghadar F., "China Premiere Lays Out Economic Reform Plan." Women's Wear Daily, 2015.
Ghadar F., Loughran K., "Knowledge Dissemination." Industrial Management Magazine, 2014, Invited.
Ghadar F., "Becoming American- The Immigrant Story." RealClear Radio Hour, 2014.
Ghadar F., Loughran K., "Urbanization." Industrial Management Magazine, 2014, Invited.
Ghadar F., Peterston E., "Global Tectonics: What Every Business Needs to Know - Revisited." 2014.
Ghadar F., "Economic ramifications of our increasingly aging world." Voice of America, 2014.
Ghadar F., "Becoming American- The Immigrant Story." MIT-Alum Books Podcast: Becoming American, 2014.
Ghadar F., "Becoming American- The Immigrant Story." Live talk show "Fresh Outlook", 2014.
Ghadar F., Loughran K., "Population Trends." Industrial Management Magazine, 2014, Invited
Population trends: Shifting demographics ~ While worldwide population is increasing, the overall population growth rate - contrary to what many believe - - is decreasing. In fact, global population is projected to stabilize short of 10 billion people and start declining by 2050. And population increases aren't happening symmetrically across the globe, which creates significant future challenges. Some of the countries that can least afford to support a burgeoning citizenship will find their resources stretch to the limit. Their resultant your bulge will create political, social and economic challenges. Meanwhile, some developed countries will battle declining birthrates combined with an aging population, a problem resulting in increased immigration that will further complicate policies, economic opportunities and challenges..
Ghadar F., Loughran K., "Information Technology." Industrial Management Magazine, 2014, Invited.
Ghadar F., "Becoming American: Why Immigration is Good for our Nation's Future." (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.), 2014.
Ghadar F., Loughran K., "Nanotechnology." Industrial Management Magazine, 2014, Invited.
Ghadar F., Fong H., "Biotechnology." Industrial Management Magazine, 2014, Invited.
Ghadar F., "The chalice that helped make possible the Iran nuclear deal." Los Angeles Times, 2013.
Ghadar F., "It Is Time to Reassess Our Long-Term Alliances in the Middle East?." DefenceOne, 2013.
Ghadar F., "Budget and debt level issues." 2013, www.voanews.com.
Ghadar F., "Iran Nuclear Talks: Why there's room to strike a deal." CNN Opinion, 2013, Invited.
Ghadar F., "A China Syndrom?." Oil/Gas Monitor, 2013, Invited.
Ghadar F., "Who Wins if Immigration Passes?." MSN Money Magazine, 2013.
Ghadar F., "Better U.S. Immigration Policy would help midstate, analysts say." Central Penn Business Journal, 2013.
Ghadar F., "Dispel the Immigration Myths." CNN, 2012.
Ghadar F., "Global Economic Slowdown and its Impact on Key Sectors." Marketplace Radio (NPR), 2012.
Ghadar F., "The Effects of Population Growth on Supply Chain Management." Inside Supply Management, 2012.
Ghadar F., Sviokla J., Stephan D., "Why Life Science Needs its Own Silicon Valley." Harvard Business Review, 2012.
Ghadar F., "Tehran Stands at a Crossroads: Iran's Political Future Is Uncertain, but as the Government Starts to Phase out Subsidies and with US Sanctions Beginning to Bite, Ahmedinejad Could Soon Find H." MEED Middle East Economic Digest, 2012.
Ghadar F., "Tit for Tat: Dealing with Iran." Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2012.
Ghadar F., "Oil Supply Concerns Trump Sagging Demand." Resource Investing News, 2012.
Ghadar F., "Oil Price Spike from Iran Sanctions Seems Unlikely." CNNMoney.com, 2012.
Ghadar F., "Obama and Jobs Council will visit here." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2011.
Ghadar F., "Voice of America (Money in Motion)." Global Tectonics -book review, 2011.
Ghadar F., "Could President Trump fix America?." Money.MSN.com, 2011.
Ghadar F., "Central Penn Business Journal." Riding it out. Fuel spikes drive pricing concerns, 2011, Invited.
Ghadar F., ""It's the Economy, Stupid." Trials and Tribulations of the Iranian Economy." 2011, pp. 22-26.
Ghadar F., "The Atlantic." Will Fukushima Force Iran to Reconsider Nuclear Program?, 2011
Anarticle about the effect of the Japanese nuclear disaster on Iran's nuclear energy ambitions. "While Japan's unfolding nuclear and humanitarian crisis resurrected longstanding fears in the West about the safety of nuclear power and the potential vulnerabilities of the world's over 400 operational nuclear power plants, among Iranians it seems to have inaugurated a long overdue debate," Ghadar and his coauthor write. (Will Fukushima Force Iran to Reconsider Nuclear Program). This article was excerpted on CNN.com..
Ghadar F., "The Hill's Congress Blog." Iran's Crisis Amid Middle East Turmoil, 2011
Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, writes about the economic challenges facing Iran and makes recommendations for U.S. policy toward the country. "The challenges facing Iran’s economy remain the same as three decades ago: corruption, mismanagement of Iran’s natural resources, lack of foreign investment, unemployment, brain drain, squeezing out the private sector, and, last but not least, putting ideology before national economic interests," Ghadar and a coauthor write. (Iran's Crisis amid Middle East Turmoil). This article also appeared on Iranian.com..
Ghadar F., "Renminbi Dispute Looks Set to Haunt Sino-U.S. Economic Talks." Financial Times, 2010
Fariborz Ghadar comments on legislation targeting China for its currency valuation. "The bill itself would only be symbolic since it would urge the Obama administration to do something that it doesn't want, or have, to do," Ghadar says. "But it would lead to a real decline in relations with China." (Renminbi Dispute Looks Set to Haunt Sino-U.S. Economic Talks)..
Ghadar F., "Iran's Gas Swells Economic Frustration." Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, 2009, pp. 6-7.

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"NPR Marketplace", NPR Marketplace, Radio
"The PennStater Magazine", The PennStater Magazine, Journal or Magazine
"PennLive.com", Web
"Innovation Hub", Innovation Hub, Radio
"Investor's Business Daily", Investor's Business Daily, Journal or Magazine
"Wall Street Journal", Wall Street Journal, Journal or Magazine
"ICAS.com", ICAS.com, Web
"New American Economy", New American Economy, Journal or Magazine
"CYRUS Institute of Knowledge", CYRUS Institute of Knowledge, Web
"Rigzone (Energy News)", Rigzone (Energy News), Journal or Magazine
"Keyston Crossroads/WPSU", Keyston Crossroads/WPSU, Radio
"Huffington Post", Huffington Post, Web
"Huffington Post", Huffington Post, Web
"Huffington Post", Huffington Post, Web
"HuffingtonPost.com", HuffingtonPost.com, Web
"Risk Management Magazine", Risk Management Magazine, Journal or Magazine
"Huffington Post", Huffington Post, Web
"Philly.com", Philly.com, Web
"Marketplace", MarketPlace, Web
"OpEdNews", OpEdNews, Web
"Center County Gazette", Center County Gazette
"Inside Supply Management", Inside Supply Management, Journal or Magazine
"PennLive.com", PennLive.com, Journal or Magazine
"OpEdNews", OpEdNews, Journal or Magazine
"OpEdNews", OpEdNews, Journal or Magazine
"AreaDevelopment online", AreaDevelopment online, Web
"OpEdNews", OpEdNews, Journal or Magazine
"OpEdNews", OpEdNews, Journal or Magazine
"Of the Morning Call", Of the Morning Call, Journal or Magazine
"Marketplace", Marketplace, Radio
"Investor's Business Daily", Investor's Business Daily, Journal or Magazine
"Huffington Post", Huffington Post
"Zester Daily", Zester Daily, Journal or Magazine
"Huffington Post", Huffington Post, Journal or Magazine
"Profit Magazine", Profit Magazine, Journal or Magazine
"Bloomberg News", Bloomberg News, Journal or Magazine
"Oil & Gas Monitor", Oil & Gas Monitor, Journal or Magazine
"Patriot-News- Pennlive.com", Patriot-News- Pennlive.com, Web
"Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader", Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader, Journal or Magazine
"Fortune.com", Fortune.com, Web
"U.S. News & World Report", U.S. News & World Report
"Women's Wear Daily", Women's Wear Daily, Journal or Magazine
"PennLive.com", PennLive.com, Web
"ARD German TV- Weekly German television news", ARD German TV- Weekly German television news, Television
"MarketPlace", MarketPlace, Newspaper
"StateCollege.com", StateCollege.com, Web
"Knowledge Dissemination", Industrial Management Magazine, Journal or Magazine
"RealClear Radio Hour", RealClear Radio Hour, Radio
"Urbanization", Industrial Management Magazine, Journal or Magazine
"WROM Radio Detroit", WROM Radio Detroit, Radio
"Voice of America", Voice of America, Radio
"Voice of America", Voice of America, Radio
"MIT-Alum Books Podcast: Becoming American", MIT-Alum Books Podcast: Becoming American, Web
"Population Trends", Industrial Management Magazine, Journal or Magazine
"Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin", Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin, Web
"Immigration reform: An issue Congress cannot afford to overlook.", The Hill's E-News, Journal or Magazine
"OpEd", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Newspaper
"OpEd - Attracting educated immigrants will ensure prosperity says Ghadar.", PennLive & The Patroit News, Journal or Magazine
"Information Technology", Industrial Management Magazine, Journal or Magazine
"Nanotechnology", Industrial Management Magazine, Journal or Magazine
"Biotechnology", Industrial Management Magazine, Journal or Magazine
"The chalice that helped make possible the Iran nuclear deal", Los Angeles Times, Newspaper
"Budget and debt level issues", Voice of America -Persion TV station, Television
"Iran nuclear talks: Why there's room to strike a deal", CNN, Television

Editorship

Public and Municipal Finance (PMF), Editorial Board, December 2011 - Present
Editorial Board member