Dr Motasam Tatahi

Position: Principal Lecturer
Email: tatahim@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Business & Management

Professional Biography

Dr Motasam Tatahi is a specialist in areas of Macroeconomics, Financial Economics and Financial Econometrics. Dr Tatahi gained his PhD from the University of London in economics and a master’s in the same discipline from the same university. Dr Tatahi graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Razy in Iran.

He worked with SOAS and Birkbeck College-University of London and the University of Greenwich covering econometrics with PhD students and macroeconomics at SOAS and international trade at UCL-University of London.

He has written books on privatization performance in European countries, performance measurement and enterprise performance including public and private both. Dr Tatahi is well published in the International Journal of Economics and Perspectives. He brings with him a focus on the economic impact and dimension on industrial democracy. In addition Dr Tatahi has presented many papers at international conferences including Washington DC, Shanghai and Stockholm.  

 

Dr Tatahi has experience as a Director of Studies and first supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Economics, University of London, 2000-03
  • MSc Economics (grade merit), University of London, 1999-2000
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Finance and Economics, University of London, 1998-99
  • BSc Mathematics, University of Razy, Iran, 1974-77

Relevant Past Employment

  • Sep 2009 - Present: Principal Lecturer,  Regents University London
    • Teaching:
      • Financial Econometrics (postgraduate-MSc level)
      • Monetary Policy (postgraduate-MSc level)
      • Corporate Finance (Undergraduate-Third year)
      • Quantitative Analysis for Finance (Undergraduate-Third year)
    • Other Duties:
      • MSc in Finance Dissertation Coordinator
  • Sep 2007-2009: Senior Lecturer, Regent’s College        
    • Teaching
      • Financial Econometrics (postgraduate-MSc level)
      • Monetary Policy (postgraduate-MSc level)
      • Corporate Finance (Undergraduate-Third year)
      • Advance Macroeconomics (postgraduate-MSc level)
    • Other Duties:
      • MSc in Finance Dissertation Coordinator
  • Sep 2005-2007: Lecturer, Birkbeck College, University of London
    • Teaching:
      • Macroeconomics (Diploma level)
      • Quantitative Economic Methods (Diploma level)
      • Applied Data Analysis and Interpretation (Diploma level)
      • Mathematics for Economics (Diploma level)
  • 2005-2007: Member of the Board of Directors, University of Kurdistan, Erbil, Iraq
  • 2006-2007: Lecturer, University of Greenwich
    • Teaching:
      • Econometrics (postgraduate-MSc)
      • Applied Quantitative Methods (postgraduate-MSc level)
      • Economic and Financial Framework for Business (Undergraduate-First year)
      • Economic Decision-Making for Business (Undergraduate-Third year)
  • Sep 2000-Jun 2005: SOAS-University of London, Lecturer
    • Teaching:
      • Macroeconomics (Undergraduate-Third year)
      • Microeconomics (Undergraduate-Third year)
      • Econometrics (postgraduate-MSc level)
      • Quantitative Economic Methods (Undergraduate-Third year)
      • Econometrics (Undergraduate-Third year)
  • Jan 2005-Jun 2005: Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire
    • Teaching:
      • Macroeconomics (Undergraduate-Third year)
  • Jan 2005-Jun 2005: Lecturer, American Institute (London), Lecturer
    • Teaching:
      • Comparative Economic System (Undergraduate-Third year)
  • Sep 2004-Jun 2005: Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, Lecturer
    • Teaching:
      • Research Methods (postgraduate-MSc & PhD level)
      • Quantitative Methods (Undergraduate-First year)
      • Finance (Undergraduate-Third year)
      • Macroeconomics (postgraduate-MSc level)
  • Sep 2004-Jan 2005: Lecturer, University College London (UCL)
    • Teaching:
      • International Trade (Undergraduate-Third year)
  • Sep 2004-Jun 2005: Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, Lecturer
    • Teaching:
      • Research Methods (postgraduate-MSc & PhD level)
      • Quantitative Methods (Undergraduate-First year)
      • Finance (Undergraduate-Third year)
      • Macroeconomics (postgraduate-MSc level
  • Sep 2002-Jun 2003: Lecturer, London College of Management and IT
    • Teaching:
      • Research Methods (postgraduate-MSc level)
      • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance (Undergraduate-Third year)
      • Econometrics (Undergraduate-Third year)

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • The World Econometric Society
  • The OxMetrics Society
  • The Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies

Teaching & Course Development

  • Module Leader on MSc Global Banking and Finance (GBF) modules GBF404, GBF401 and GBF457.  Motasam currently modifying GBF modules 404 and 401.

Research Supervision

Dr Motasam Tatahi has supervised more than 150 MSc students in the area of economics and finance in the last 17 years.

Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Performance (Efficiency, Productivity and Growth) Studies with applications to various private and public sectors producers of goods and services, Industrial Economics,  Military expenditure, Econometrics, Panel Data Analysis, Labour Studies, Income Inequality, Globalization, Foreign Direct Investment, Innovation, Information and Communication Technology.

Publications

Books

  • Tatahi M. (2006) Privatisation performance in major European countries since 1980, Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  1. Tatahi, M., E. I. Cetin and M.K. Cetin (2014) The Cause of Higher Economic Growth: Assessing the long-term and short-term relationship between economic growth and government expenditure. Macroeconomic Dynamics.
  2. Tatahi, M. (2013), Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Finland. Journal of Economics and Behavioural Studies (JEBS), Mar2013, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.122-135.
  3. Tatahi, M. (2013), Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Poland. Journal of Research in Economics and International Finance (JREIF) (ISSN: 2315-5671) Vol. 2(3) pp. 49-61, March, 2013.
  4. Tatahi, M. and Kabaklari, E. (2013), The Financial and Operating Performance of Privatised Firms in France. Journal of Money Banking Finance, Volume 1, Issue 1, (January-June 2013): 27-51.
  5. Tatahi, M. (2012), The Financial and Operating Performance of Privatized Firms in Sweden. International Journal of Money, Banking and Finance (IJMBF), 1, (2), July-December.
  6. Tatahi, M. (2012), Enterprise performance, privatization and the role of ownership in Bulgaria. South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics, 2, pp. 131-153.

Work under Review for Publication in Journals 

  1. Tatahi, M., E. I. Cetin and M.K. Cetin (2014) The Cause of Higher Economic Growth: Assessing the long-term and short-term relationship between economic growth and government expenditure. Macroeconomic Dynamics. 
  2. Tatahi, M. (2013) Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Norway. Journal of Economic and Social Studies
  3. Tatahi, M. (2013) Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Portugal. Journal of Knowledge Management
  4. Tatahi, M. (2013) Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Italy. African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development
  5. Tatahi, M. (2013) Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Sweden. International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences (IJEMS). 
  6. Tatahi, M. and Y, Zhizhaeva (2013) Performance Assessment: Privatisation of British Passenger Railway Services, a Success or a Failure. The Economic and Social Review. 
  7. M. Tatahi and M. K. Cetin (2013) What Internal and External Factors Affecting Most the Returns and Volatility of the Turkish Stock Market. Research in International Business and Finance.

Published working Papers

  1. Tatahi, M. and Heshmati, A. (2009) The Financial and Operating Performance of Privatized Firms in Sweden. Social Science Research (IZA), No. 3953.
  2. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Belgium”, Econpaper (27051).
  3. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Austria”, Econpaper (27053). 
  4. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Bulgaria”, Econpaper (27054). 
  5. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Finland”, Econpaper (27055). 
  6. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in France”, Econpaper (27056). 
  7. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Germany”, Econpaper (27057). 
  8. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Italy”, Econpaper (27059). 
  9. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Norway”, Econpaper (27060). 
  10. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Poland”, Econpaper (27062). 
  11. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Portugal”, Econpaper (27063). 
  12. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Denmark”, Econpaper (27064).
  13. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in the UK”, Econpaper (27065).
  14. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Sweden”, Econpaper (27066).
  15. Tatahi M. (2010), “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in the Netherlands”, Econpaper (27067).

PAPER REVIEW: 

  1. Reviewer: Tatahi M. (2011), “Expansion of output: Organisational misbehaviour in public enterprises” reviewed for “Economic and Industrial Democracy”.
  2. Reviewer: Tatahi M. (2010), “Expansion of output: Organisational misbehaviour in public enterprises” reviewed for “Economic and Industrial Democracy”.

Other Outputs

 

Paper Review:

  1. Reviewer: Tatahi M. (2014), “The role of community organisations in the identity formation of Turkish Cypriot, Kurdish and Turkish youth in London” reviewed for “Journal of Kurdish Studies”.
  2. Reviewer: Tatahi M. (2011), “Expansion of output: Organisational misbehaviour in public enterprises” reviewed for “Economic and Industrial Democracy”.
  3. Reviewer: Tatahi M. (2010), “Expansion of output: Organisational misbehaviour in public enterprises” reviewed for “Economic and Industrial Democracy”.

Conference Papers Given

March 2014:

  • “The Cause of Higher Economic Growth: Assessing the long-term and short-term relationship between economic growth and government expenditure “, 14th OxMetrics conference,Washington DC, March 20-21, 2014.

October 2012:                  

  • “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Bulgaria”, paper presented at 1st International Conference on Sustainable Business and Transitions for Sustainable Development, Konya, Turkey October 11-13, 2012.

June 2012:            

  • “Conference on History and the Role of Women”, paper presented at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden June 25-26, 2012.

June 2011

  • “Enterprise Performance, Privatization and the Role of Ownership in Poland”, paper presented at Conference on privatisation and liberalisation with a focus on network industries and Eastern Europe, Sӧdertӧrn University and Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, June 16‐17 2011.

April 2011:           

  • “The Middle East and North African Countries (MENA Countries) in a Changing World- An Economic Assessment”, paper presented at Stockholm University, Sweden, April 2011.

March 2010:         

  • “Privatisation in Europe Since 1980”, paper presented at Institute of  Contemporary European Studies, Regent's University London, March 17, 2010

Conference attendances:

March 2012

  • 11th OxMetrics conference, Washington DC, March 15-16, 2012.

August 2010

  • The Econometric World Society Congress, Shanghai, China August 17-21, 2010.

March 2010

  • Conference on ‘New Instrument on Monetary Policy: The Challenges, Cambridge, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, March 12, 2010.

Last updated: 08 December 2017