Manijeh SabiProfessor, Economics
Emily Mantilia Professor of Economics

Gurley Hall 101 B, Troy
Fax: (518) 244-3160
[email protected]


Ph.D., Economics, Northeastern University

M.A., Economics, Kent State University

B.A., Economics, Wittenberg University

Courses Taught

  • Managerial Economics
  • Statistics
  • Investments
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Principle of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Social Problems
  • Economic Development and Immigrant Experiences
  • Issues in U.S. History, Geography, and Economics  ECO/HIST 125 Economics of Social Problems


Manijeh Sabi was born in Iran and has traveled and worked throughout Europe and Asia. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented research articles in at national and international economic conferences.

She is a former Fulbright Scholar at Technical University of Tajikistan (Dushanbe, Tajikistan 2009-10), Khazar University (Baku, Azerbaijan 1995-96), and Hungary (1993).  In addition, she was a visiting lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade in China and Bilkent University in Turkey. She has directed several projects funded by the Soros Foundation that took her to Kazakhstan, Siberia (Tomsk and Kemerovo), Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, and Armenia.

Her current research is involved with Microfinance Institutions in Central Asia. She received Title VIII grant from the United States Department of State (administered by the University of Delaware) in 2010 to investigate the nature competition among microfinance institutions in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In 2012 she received travel grants from The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research and International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) to investigate the development of Islamic Microfinance in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (Summer 2012).

Research Interests

  • International Banking
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Women in Development
  • Microfinance in Central Asia