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Elham Mafi-Kreft

Contact Information

(812) 855-2775
emafikre [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Economics


  • Bloomington


  • BS, West Virginia University, 1999
  • MA, West Virginia University, 2002
  • PhD, West Virginia University, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2006-Present
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor of Economics, 2003-2006
  • University of Bonn-Germany, Visiting Researcher, 2004
  • West Virginia University, Graduate Student Instructor, 1999-2003

Professional Interests

International Financial Institutions, Monetary Policy, European Monetary Union

Selected Publications

  • Mafi-Kreft, Elham and Russell S. Sobel (2006), “Does a Less Active Central Bank Lead to Greater Economic Stability? Evidence from the European Monetary Union,” The Cato Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter. Read Abstract ››

  • Mafi-Kreft, Elham and Steven F. Kreft. “Importing Credible Monetary Policy: A Way for Transition Economies to Fight Inflation?” Economics Letters, v 92, No.1, July 2006. Read Abstract ››