About Manijeh Sabi

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).

Recent Courses Taught

Managerial Economics
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

Research Interests

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

Educational Background

Northeastern University
Ph.D., Economics
Kent State University
M.A., Economics
Wittenberg University
B.A., Economics