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Saeed Ghasseminejad

Research Fellow

Biography:

Saeed Ghasseminejad is an Iran Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in Iran’s economy, politics, and the effects of terrorism and political unrest on financial markets.

Born and raised in Iran, Saeed is a co-founder of the Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates organization in Iran. He is currently a PhD candidate in finance at Baruch College in New York, where he teaches undergraduate finance. Saeed has a Bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Tehran and a Master’s in engineering from Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics in Paris.

Saeed’s work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Business Insider, The Weekly Standard, The National Interest, National Post (Canada), Hurriyet (Turkey), The Jerusalem Post, and The Times of Israel.  He has also been quoted and interviewed by The New York Times, France24, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, BBC Persian, Radio France Internationale, and Israel Radio.

Saeed Ghasseminejad is an Iran Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in Iran’s economy, politics, and the effects of terrorism and political unrest on financial markets.

Born and raised in Iran, Saeed is a co-founder of the Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates organization in Iran. He is currently a PhD candidate in finance at Baruch College in New York, where he teaches undergraduate finance. Saeed has a Bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Tehran and a Master’s in engineering from Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics in Paris.

Saeed’s work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Business Insider, The Weekly Standard, The National Interest, National Post (Canada), Hurriyet (Turkey), The Jerusalem Post, and The Times of Israel.  He has also been quoted and interviewed by The New York Times, France24, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, BBC Persian, Radio France Internationale, and Israel Radio.

Iran’s New Central Bank Governor Tied to Sanctioned Entities

3rd August 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s New Central Bank Governor Tied to Sanctioned Entities

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Saeed Ghasseminejad

On July 25, Abdolnasser Hemmati replaced Valiollah Seif as the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).  more...

Analysis & Commentary

6th August 2018 – Quoted by John Bennett - CQ Roll Call

White House’s Mixed Messages to Iran Continue With Sanctions

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Trump administration reactivated sanctions Monday on Iran in an attempt to further squeeze its stumbling economy, a tough move that is the latest in a volley of mixed signals from Washington. more...

3rd August 2018 – Quoted by Bel Trew - The Independent

Thousands protest for a fourth consecutive day in Iran on eve of US sanctions

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Thousands of people have rallied for a fourth day in Iran against soaring unemployment and a dramatic drop in the currency, as the country braces for the return of crippling US sanctions next week. more...

3rd August 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s New Central Bank Governor Tied to Sanctioned Entities

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Saeed Ghasseminejad

On July 25, Abdolnasser Hemmati replaced Valiollah Seif as the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).  more...

2nd August 2018 – Manoto

Manoto

Saeed Ghasseminejad

FDD's Saeed Ghasseminejad joins Manoto to discuss the recent protests in Iran and the falling economy. more...