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Manouchehr (Mitch) Mokhtari Ph.D.

Manouchehr (Mitch) Mokhtari, Ph.D.


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Office Phone: 301-405-4014


  1. Ph.D., Economics, University of Houston, 1986
  2. M.A., Economics, University of Houston, 1984
  3. B.S., Economics, University of Tehran, 1977


Mitch Mokhtari has a wide range of research interests, skills and experience including economic development, health system strengthening (HSS), and public financial management (PFM). His theoretical and quantitative research focuses on reducing healthcare costs, childhood obesity, alcohol use, and fiscal reform. In the past, he has taught economics and economics of transition at Princeton University, the New Economic School, Russia, Eurasia University, Kazakhstan, and University of Houston. Mokhtari has over 25 years experience working on international development across 15 countries. He has served as the Chief of Party (COP), Team Leader (TL) & senior expert to a number of governments and parliaments and has received several awards for his services.  His donors' experience includes USAID, EU, MCC, ADB, and others. He has managed large multidisciplinary projects with culturally diverse teams in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and the Middle East. In the past, Dr. Mokhtari taught economics at Princeton University and University of Houston and served as Research Professor at the New Economic School (NES), Russia, and Senior Research Associate at Georgia State University (GSU). He has presented his research findings at Harvard, Cambridge, American Economic Association AEA, American Public Health Association APHA, IMF, World Bank, MCC, USAID, DIW, East-West Center, and other institutions.


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