Ali Dadpay

An Iranian technician sits in a Peugeot 206 on the final production line at the Iran Khodro auto plant, west of Tehran, Feb. 20, 2016.  (photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Why French carmakers are real winners of Iranian protectionism

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 | Ali Dadpay, Contributor

While Iran's steep import tariffs for vehicles are ostensibly designed to protect local industry, it appears that the primary benefactors are French carmakers.

Why Rafsanjani’s real lasting legacy in Iran isn’t in politics

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 | Ali Dadpay, Contributor

While long considered a pillar of Iran’s post-revolutionary political establishment, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s most lasting legacy is more likely in higher education.

New planes won't solve Iran's aviation dilemma

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 | Ali Dadpay, Contributor

Despite its great potential and the imminent influx of new aircraft, Iran's aviation sector is likely to remain anemic unless there is a genuine shift in the business approach.

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Ali Dadpay is a professor of economics at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, where he focuses on commercial aviation among other things. A regular contributor on economic affairs for the past two decades in Iranian media, his analytical pieces have appeared in Donya-e-Eghtesad, Tejarat Farda, Financial Tribune Daily and Farheekhtegan.

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