Nasim Baghban Ferdows
Health Economics, Production Function, Healthy Aging, Successful Aging
Principles of Microeconomics
PhD in Economics, WSU, Detroit, MI, U.S.A. (2011-current)
Field: Health Economics
Advisor: Prof. Gail A. Jensen
M.A. in Economics, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran. (March 2009)
Field: Industrial Organization
B.S. in Mathematics, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran. (Feb 2006)
Field: Theoretical Mathematics
Health and Retirement Study (HRS) workshop:
Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, (June 8th -12th, 2015).
§ Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
§ Midwest Economics Association (MEA)
§ International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
§ Elizabeth Olson Memorial Award for Best Paper in Gerontology, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University (2016)
§ Wayne State University Graduate and Postdoc Research Symposium (2016): Second place poster award
§ Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award, 2015-2016 academic year.
§ Institute of Gerontology Pre-Doctoral Training Fellowship, Wayne State University, 2014-present; 2 consecutive years.
§ Wayne State University Travel Award, 2 times (2015)
§ Institute of Gerontology Supplemental Travel Award, 2times (2015)
-Ferdows, N.B., Jensen, G.A., Tarraf, W. (2016) “Healthy Aging after Age 65: A Life Span Health Production Function Approach”, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, under review.
-Ferdows, N.B., Jensen, G.A., Tarraf, W. (2015) “Direct and Indirect Effects of Childhood Circumstances on Healthy Aging among Older Adults”, Health Economics, under review.
-Jensen, G.A., Salloum, R.G., Hu, J., Ferdows, N.B., Tarraf, W. (2015). “A slow start: Use of preventive services among seniors following the Affordable Care Act's enhancement of Medicare benefits in the U.S.”, Preventive Medicine, Vol. 76, P 37–42.
-Feizpour, M.A., Ferdows, N.B., Ghorbani, A. (2009). “Industrial Structure and the Minimum Efficient Scale of Iran’s Industry: Case Study of Food Processing Industry”, Knowledge & Technology Journal of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, No.1, Vol.1, P 1-23.
Ferdows, N.B., Keshvari, A., Ferdows, A.B. (2010). “Productivity Analysis of Iranian Manufacturing Industries: Data Envelopment Analysis”, Performance, Management and Measurement with Data Envelopment Analysis, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of DEA, December 2010, P 82-89.
- “A longitudinal Study on Stability and Changes in Healthy Aging over a one Decade Period“, (Ferdows, N.B., Jensen, G.A., Tarraf, W.).
- “Physical and Mental Health Production Function after Age 65: A life Span Health Production Function Approach“, (Ferdows, N.B., Jensen, G.A., Tarraf, W.).
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award, 2015-2016 academic year.
Graduate Research Assistant of , Institute of Gerontology, WSU (Sep 2014-present)
Professors Gail Jensen-Summers and Wassim Tarraf
Research Area: Health Care Disparities
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, WSU (Aug 2012- Aug 2014)
Instructor for Principles of Microeconomics; ECO 2010
Research Assistant of Prof. Ikram, School of Business Administration, WSU (May 2012- Aug 2012)
Research Area: Corporate Finance
Research Assistant of Prof. Mougoue', School of Business Administration, WSU (Jan 2012- Aug 2012)
Research Assistant of Prof. Tangari, School of Business Administration, WSU (Jan 2012- May 2012)
Research Area: Product Labelling
Instructor of Principles of Microeconomics; ECO 2010, Department of Economics, WSU (Aug 2012- Aug 2014; 6 semesters)
-Midwest Economics Association’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Orrington, Evanston, IL. (April 1st-3rd, 2016), Accepted.
-2016 Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI. (March 4th, 2016).
-The Gerontological Society of America's 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Florida. (Nov 18th – 22nd, 2015).
-2015 Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. (March 13th, 2015).
-2015 Lifespan Alliance Graduate Research Day, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, (Feb 13th, 2015).
-8th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA2010), Performance, Management and Measurement, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. (June 10th-12th, 2010).
-5th Annual Pediatrics Research Day: Immunity and Child Health, VanAndel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI. (March 23rd, 2015), Accepted.
-WSU 2016 Graduate and Post-Doctoral Research Symposium, Wayne State University (March 22nd, 2016), Accepted.
- 2016 Lifespan Alliance Graduate Research Day, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, (Feb 12th, 2016).
-14th Annual Pediatrics Research Day, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. (March 18th, 2015).