Economic research (with special emphasis on international economics, industrial organization and development economics) is Dr. Damooei’s subject of choice. As the former Director General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance in Iran and later as a senior economist of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), he conducted a number of studies on the economies of developing countries such as Iran, Somalia and countries in the Horn of Africa. Dr. Damooei has traveled widely and is an international consultant for the UNDP.