Bijan Khajehpour

The structure of Iran's government is not conducive to the growth of the private sector. (photo by Ed Woodhouse/Al-Monitor)

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Structural issues cloud Khamenei's economic vision for Iran

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017 | Bijan Khajehpour, Contributor

To realize Iran's economic potential, the supreme leader and the government need to take steps to allow genuine private sector expansion.

Has Rouhani achieved his goals for Iranian economy?

Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017 | Bijan Khajehpour, Contributor

With his first term coming to an end in the next few months, it is time to assess President Hassan Rouhani’s management of the Iranian economy.

Deciphering Iran’s sudden currency fluctuations

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 | Bijan Khajehpour, Contributor

Although Iran's business community has been unsettled by the recent fluctuations in the value of the national currency, the rial rates appear to be on a trajectory to finally become unified.

Will Iran attract international oil firms in post-sanctions era?

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 | Bijan Khajehpour, Contributor

French energy giant Total’s move to return to Iran is a watershed after years of sanctions, but does this represent a broader process of international oil majors returning to the country?

Why Rouhani won't halt costly cash handouts anytime soon

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 | Bijan Khajehpour, Contributor

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is unlikely to discontinue the monthly cash handouts paid to most Iranians any time soon, despite the payouts' steep costs.

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Bijan Khajehpour is a managing partner at Atieh International, the Vienna-based international arm of the Atieh Group of Companies, a group of strategic consulting firms based in Tehran, Iran.

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