October 7, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Zoom Webinar

The Middle East Institute (MEI), in partnership with, will take a closer look at Iran's domestic economy and the impact of sanctions. Iran remains reliant on oil and gas revenue, despite diversification and "resistance economy" efforts, and like many countries in the region has difficulty meeting water and electricity demand. New developments in opening up the local equity markets to retail investors in 2018 has blossomed, but also created volatility and an income stream for the government to sell-off parts of state-owned firms and to redistribute wealth via "justice shares." Looming over the new government is its ability to generate economic growth and sanctions relief. 
MEI’s Program on Economics and Energy is pleased to host a panel of experts to discuss some of the underpinnings of Iran's domestic economy, the economic impact of current sanctions (and possibly more sanctions), and the legal path to their removal.  
Mohammad Ali Shabani
Bjian Khajehpour
Managing partner, Eurasian Nexus Partners; columnist,
Rachel Ziemba
Adjunct senior fellow, Energy, Economics, and Security Program, Center for a New American Security
Karen Young, moderator
Senior fellow and director, Program on Economics and Energy, MEI


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