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Dr. Reza Kheirandish

Professor of Economics

Office: College of Business T-237
Accounting, Economics, and Finance
College of Business


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.


Ph D, Economics, Virginia Tech, 2008

MA, Economics, Virginia Tech, 2000

BSc, Electrical Engineering (Control Systems), Sharif University of Technology, 1994

Awards and Honors

President and Council Member, SEDSI, Honor, 2018

Meritorious 2017 Professor of the Year Award, College of Business, Award, 2018

Meritorious 2015 Professor of the Year Award, College of Business, Award, 2016

Bud and Mary Miller University Professorship, Clayton State University, Award, 2014

Honor Society Inductee, Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society, Honor, 2009

Intellectual Contributions

Reza Kheirandish, Shabnam Mousavi, Herbert Simon, Innovation, and Heuristics, Mind and Society – November 2018

Shabnam Mousavi, Reza Kheirandish, Policy making with behavioral insight, Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy – 2017

Shabnam Mousavi, Gerd Gigerenzer, Reza Kheirandish, Rethinking behavioral economics through fast-and-frugal heuristics, Routledge – August 2016

Rosemarie Nagel Nagel, Anna Bayona, Reza Kheirandish, Shabnam Mousavi, Reinhard Selten, the dualist, Routledge – August 2016

Shabnam Mousavi, Reza Kheirandish, Behind and beyond a shared definition of ecological rationality: A functional view of heuristics, Journal of Business Research – August 2014

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Reza Kheirandish, Jesse Zinn, H Lari Arjomand, Nikki M. Finlay, Gay Solomon, Affordable Learning Textbook Transformation , University System of Georgia, State, 25800, Funded –  January 2015 to May 2016

Reza Kheirandish, Ali Dadpay, Measuring the Economic Impact of Fayette County School System, Fayette County Board of Education , Local, 6750, Funded –  July 2012 to February 2013

Nikki M. Finlay, Reza Kheirandish, Michael V. Tidwell, CREST, Bank of America, Private, 25000, Funded –  July 1 2009 to June 30 2010

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

University, Faculty Development Committee, Committee Member –  August 2007 to Present

University, ITC, Committee Member –  Fall 2015 to Present

Service to the Profession

Program Organizer, SEDSI, Regional –  March 2016 to February 2017

Program Organizer, SABE/IAREP/ICABEEP Joint Conference, International –  Spring 2012 to Summer 2013

Program Organizer, SEINFORMS, Regional –  November 2010 to October 2011

Service to the Community

Board Member, Connecting Clayton, Local –  Fall 2009 to Fall 2017