Reza Ramazani is professor and former chair of the department of economics at Saint Michaelís College in Vermont. He has been teaching international and environmental economics since 1986. Ramazaniís research has been in the areas of international trade, international finance, environmental economics, and economic development with a primary focus on China. To conduct his research projects, he has traveled to developing countries including Haiti and China. His articles have been published in various books and journals, including the Review of Economics and Statistics.
Ramazani was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1953. He received a BA in economics with honors from Ghazvin College of Economics, Iran; and a MA and PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has been the recipient of several teaching and service awards. At CU, he was awarded both the Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award and the Rueben A. Zubrow graduate fellowship, which was established in 1985 by the university to recognize doctoral candidates for excellence in the teaching of economics. At Saint Michael's, he received the Faculty Appreciation Award, the Rev. Gerald DuPont Award for outstanding contributions to the Saint Michael's College Community (1997 and 2010), and the Joanne Rathgeb Teaching Award. In addition, his teaching and research led him to be selected as a finalist for the 2004 Vermont Professor of the Year Award by Saint Michaelís.