Faculty


Nake Kamrany

Senior Lecturer of Economics

Contact Information
E-mail: KAMRANY@USC.EDU
Phone: (213) 740-6997
Office: KAP 324D

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Curriculum Vitae
 

Education

  • B.S. agriculture management, University of California, Los Angeles, 6/1959
  • M.A. ECONOMICS, University of Southern California, 6/1962
  • Ph.D. ECONOMICS, University of Southern California, 6/1962
  • J.D. DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE (LAW), University of West Los Angeles, 6/1993

  • Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Kamrany studies the economics of technological change and productivity, economic analysis of law, economic development and the political economy of economic systems.

    Conferences and Other Presentations


    Conference Presentations
    • "Theories of Economic Development", Education Video by KOCE – Coastline Community College, Educational Video, 10/10/2006  

    Other Presentations
    • "The Genesis of socio-economics and political structure of Afghanistan society", Lecture at the Marines at Pendleton, USMC, Pendleton, CA, 08/05/2009  
    • "Afghanistan: Obmas Vietnam?", Lecture at Hammer Forum, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 05/26/2009  

    Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

    • OP-ED, A ROAD MAP TO PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN, IN HUFFINGTON POST 1/24/201, THE KEY TO PEACE IS FIND TRILATERAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN AGHANISTAN,PAKISTAN, AND INDIA., 01/20/2010-01/24/2011  
    • OP-ED, ESTIMATES OF IRAQ WAR DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY THE U.S HAVE RANGED BETWEEN $1 - $3 TRILLION. tHE MASUR OF WAR DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY IRAQ IS ESTIMATED AT #394 BILLION., 08/29/2009-01/03/2011  
    • OP-ED, "TIME TO QUIT AFGHANISTAN NOW, HUFFINGTON POST, 11/23/2010 WITH MICHAEL INTRILIGATOR. U.S OCCUPATION IS IN ITS 10TH YEAR NOW, THE LONGES U.S WAR IN HISTORY, WITH NO VICTORY OR DEFEAT IN SIGHT., 08/20/2009-11/23/2010  
    • NEWSPAPER, "STICK TO TH AFGHAN DEADLINE.", LOS ANELES TIMES. , 01/16/2011-01/22/2011  
    • OPED - POLICY PAPER, "THE GREAT RCESSION OF 2007-2008," HUFFINGTON POST 12/2/11 - THE DANGER OF GREAT DEPRESSION IS LOOMING IF FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICIES ARE NOT IMPLEMENTED TO WARDD OFF THE CURRENT GREAT RECESSION OF 2007-2008 CONTINUING BEYOND 2011, HUFFINGTON POST, 2011-2012   
    • OPED - POLIVY PAPER, AFGHANISTAN GRAND ASEMBLY GAMBIT IN FAVOR OF U.S. STRATEGIC ALLIANCE DRAWING UPON A POLITICAL INSTITUTION - THE GRAND ASEMBLY - LOYA JIRGA FIRST IM PLEMENTED IN THE 1700S. HUFFINGTRON POST, 2011-2012   
    • OPED - POLICY PAPER, CHINA'S GROWING ECONOMIC STRENGTH IN THE 21ST CENTURY- ANALYSIS OF CHINA'S 12TH FIVE YEAR PLAN - CHINA'S TARGET INVESTMENT OF OVER $600 BILLION BILLION IN RENEWABLE ENERGY UNDER THE PLAN IS WORTHY. HUFFINGTON POST, 11/17/2011-  
    • OPED - POLICY PAPER, ESTIMATING IRAQ WAR DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY THE UNITED STATES - ESTIMATING THE PRESENT VALUE OF LIFE AND INJURIES SUSTINED BY SOLDIERS IN THE WAR (2003 - 2011, HUFFINGTON POST, 11/08/2011-  
    • OPE - POLICY PAPER, GERMANY FORCED TO BE EUROPE'S SOLE SAVIOR, IT SERVED GERMANY'S INTEREST AS WELL AS THOSE OF WEAK ECONOMIES IN EUROPE - COOPERATION WITH FRANCE IS HIGHLIGHTED. HJUFFINGTON POST, 10/27/2011-  
    • OPED - POLICY PAPER, ENERGY INDEPENDNECE FOR THE UNITED STATES, THIS IS THE RIGHT TIOME FOR GTHE UNITED STATES TO EMBARK ON A BOLD INVESTMENT OF CREATING TECHNOLOGY IN RENEWABLE ENERGY AND BECOME WORLD LEADER IN EXPORTING RENEWABLE ENERGY. IT WILL RESOLVE THE BALANCE OF TRADE DEFICIT AND CLEAN UP THE ENVIRONMENT. HUIFFINGTON POST, 07/14/2011-  
    • OPED POLICY PAPER, THE ESSENCE OF OUR CURRENT ECONOMIC PROBLEMS - THE GREAT RECESSION OF 2007-2008 DID NOT END IN JULY OF 2009 AS CLAIMED BY THE NBER SINCE THE RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT HAS RFEMAINED AT 9% THROUGH NOVEMBER OF 2011., 02/23/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "The Great Recession of 2007-2008 could be Ruinous if Not Resolved," Huffington Post, 12/02/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "Afghanistan’s Gland Assembly Gambit in Favor of Strategic Alliance with the U.S., Huffington Post, , 11/28/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "China’s Growing Economic Strength in the 21st Century," Huffington Post, 11/17/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "Estimating Iraq’s War Damages Sustained by the United States, 2003 – 2011," Huffington Post, , 11/08/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "The Current Budget Gridlock," Huffington Post, 07/20/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "Ghana’s Recent Economic Surge," Huffington Post, 05/20/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "Reconstruction of Post-War Afghanistan," Huffington Post, , 09/02/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "Ghana’s Recent Economic Surge," Huffington Post, , 05/17/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "A Road Map to Peace in Afghanistan," Huffington Post , 01/24/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "Columbia’s Economic Problem and Prospects," Huffington Post, , 01/24/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "Jobs and Wars: DNC’s Prodigious Resolution," Huffington Post, 03/02/2011-  
    • OP-ED, "China’s Rapid Recovery in the Great Recession," Huffington Post , 02/18/2011-  

    Advisement

    Other Advisement or Time Devoted to Students
    • DIRECTOR, PROGRAM IN LAW AND ECONOMICS, 2009-2010   
    • ADVISOR, OMICRON DELTA EPSILON - ECON. HONORS SOCIETY, 2009-2010   
    • Director, Program in Law and Economics, 2008-2009   

    Honors and Awards

    • USC Associates Award For Excellence In Teaching, 1982  


  • University of Southern California
  • Department of Economics
  • Phone: (213) 740-8335
  • Department Chair: Geert Ridder (213) 740-7432