Professor Zarghamee's recent research focuses on (i) the impact of mood on economic behavior, (ii) determinants of social preferences, (iii) gender and competition, and (iv) determinants of subjective well-being. Other areas of research include the economics of child labor, youth in developing countries, and transition from education to the labor force in Iran. Zarghamee has done consulting work for the World Bank, and her work has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Happiness Studies, Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, and in the World Bank's 2007 World Development Report. Professor Zarghamee received her Ph.D and M.A. in Economics and B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University.
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