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Associate Professor, Economics

Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir, PhD
Economics is about more than just people. It's an enriching exploration into the social and economic trends that influence and shape one another, resulting in transformative human experiences.

Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir

Economics at Huron will teach you more than how to crunch numbers. As you progress through your courses, you will refine your understanding of how wealth influences human behaviour – and vice versa. You will start to recognize the significance of social and cultural patterns and develop your capacity for interpreting human and economic trends to more effectively position yourself for work environments that demand your ability to predict outcomes, opportunities and consequences.

Learn how to influence behaviour and enhance your ability to protect and attain monetary stability by engaging with Huron’s robust economics department.


  • PhD, Economics, University of Waterloo
  • MA, Economics, University of Manitoba

Summary of Research:

  • Applied Industrial Organization
  • Intellectual Property
  • R & D
  • Technological Change
  • Merger and Competition
  • Anti-trust
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Immigration


“Productivity, Innovation Spillovers, and Mergers: Evidence from a Panel of U.S. Firms” (with Anindya Sen), B.E Journal of Policy and Analysis, 2023, 23 (2), pp. 397-422

“Innovation Spillover and Merger Decisions,” Empirical Economics (with Saeed Moshiri), 61 (5), 2021, pp. 2419-2448.

“Is Innovation a Factor in Merger Decisions? Evidence from a Panel of U.S. Firms,” (with Saeed Moshiri), Empirical Economics, 57 (5), 2019, pp. 1783-1809.

“Patent Ownership Fragmentation and Market Value: An Empirical Analysis,” International Journal of Innovation Management, 23 (2), 2019, pp. 138-167.

“Mergers and Innovation: Evidence from a Panel of U.S. Firms” (with Saeed Moshiri), Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 27 (2), 2018, pp. 132-153.

“Market value, Mergers, and Market Share: Evidence from a panel of U.S. Firms,” (with Anindya Sen), Managerial and Decision Economics, 39 (4), 2018, pp.498-511.

“Patent Thickets, Defensive Patenting, and Induced R&D: An Empirical Analysis of the Costs and Potential Benefits of Fragmentation in Patent Ownership,” Empirical Economics, 52 (2), 2017, pp. 599-634.

“Obesity, Smoking, and Cigarette Taxes: Evidence from the Canadian Community Health Surveys,” Health Policy, 97 (2), 2010, pp. 180-186 (with Anindya Sen and Alan Wilson).

“The Relation between Inflation and Inflation Uncertainty in Iran,” Iranian Economic Review, 11 (17), 2006, pp. 1-20.

“Why is Iran Experiencing Migration and Brain Drain to Canada?”34th Annual Conference of the Atlantic Canada Economic Association, Papers & Proceedings, 2006.

“Government’s Support for Innovation: A Literature Review,” A Report to the Office of Economic Policy, Ontario Ministry of Finance, Queen’s Park, 2006.