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Mohsen Javdani is an associate professor of economics in the School of Public Policy and Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University. Prior to joining SFU in 2020, he was a faculty member in the Department of Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus).
Mohsen’s research interests are varied, spanning applied/empirical economics, labour economics, and economic inequality (especially labour market inequalities and discrimination experienced by women, immigrants, and racial minorities). More recently, he has also been interested in examining different aspects of the mainstream economics, including views among economists and economics students, and the role of ideological bias in shaping these views. He is currently involved in a related large-scale research project in collaboration with Dr. Ha-Joon Chang from the University of Cambridge and funded by SSHRC. He is also a co-investigator on a multidisciplinary academic-community SSHRC partnership grant to collaboratively generate and mobilize new knowledge about precarity in and beyond employment in British Columbia (BC) to address its impacts and advance policy solutions.
Despite varied research interests, one identifiable theme in Mohsen’s work is understanding and challenging the mechanisms and processes that hinder plurality and produce inequality, injustice, exclusion, and marginalization.