Homa Zarghamee

Academic Focus: 

Professor Zarghamee's recent research focuses on (i) the impact of mood on economic behavior, (ii) determinants of social preferences, (iii) gender and competition, and (iv) determinants of subjective well-being.  Zarghamee has done consulting work for the World Bank, and her work has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of Public Economics, among other outlets. Professor Zarghamee received her Ph.D and M.A. in Economics and B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University.

Curriculum Vitae



  • Basu, Kaushik, Hyejin Ku, & Homa Zarghamee. 2007. “Determinants of Youth Behavior and Outcomes: A Review of Theory, Evidence and Policy Implications.” Background paper for World Bank’s 2007 World Development Report.




In the News

Since last May, Barnard faculty members were awarded major research grants that support a diverse array of interests, enabling them to continue existing studies and support collaborations with other institutions.

Professor Joshua New and Professor Homa Zarghamee analyze the ways in which we make choices and how these choices impact our individual and collective good.

Profs. Rajiv Sethi, Homa Zarghamee and Belinda Archibong are part of a group of professors who have developed an innovative economics curriculum and interactive and free textbook.

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