Reza Kheirandish

Professor of Economics, Clayton State University, USA

Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

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Reza Kheirandish is a Professor of Economics and the Chair of Department of Accounting, Business Law, Economics, and Finance in the College of Business at Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia. He received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Virginia Tech in 2008, his M.S. degree in Economics from Virginia Tech in 2000, and his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 1994. He has published in journals such as Journal of Business Research, Mind and Society, Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, and Journal of Applied Statistics. Reza has contributed, as a co-author of several chapters, to the Edward Elgar Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Smart Decision-Making as well as Routledge Handbook of Behavioral Economics. He has presented and/or published in many conferences including SEDSI, SAM, SEINFORMS, ICAP, SABE, IAREP, SEM, MEEA. Reza has been visiting Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin during summer, from 2014 to 2018. Reza served as the director of CREST in the College of Business at Clayton State University between 2010 and 2015.

Research Interests

  • Economics/Applied Economics
  • Optimal Control Theory
  • Poverty
  • Income Distribution


Selected Publications

Kheirandish, R., & Mousavi, S. (2018). Herbert Simon, innovation, and heuristics. Mind & Society, 17, 97-109.

Mousavi, S., Meder, B., Neth, H., & Kheirandish, R. (2017). Heuristics: fast, frugal, and smart. In Handbook of behavioural economics and smart decision-making (pp. 101-118). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Mousavi, S., & Kheirandish, R. (2017). Policy making with behavioral insight. Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, 1(1), 41-46.

Kheirandish, R., Mousavi, S. (2014): Behind and beyond a shared definition of ecological rationality: A functional view of heuristics. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.03.004