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Dr Maryam Mirfatah is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics Education in the King’s College London Department of Political Economy and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance at the King's Business School. Prior to joining King’s, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Surrey School of Economics. Maryam holds a PhD (2019) in economics from Iran.

Research interests

Maryam sees herself as an open economy macroeconomist, specialised in monetary policies with specific expertise in DSGE macro-economic, multi-country modelling. She has a strong mathematics background, holding a BSc in statistics. Her current areas of interest include currency pricing issues and their implications for optimal monetary policy rules; optimal unconventional monetary policy and macro-prudential policies in open-economy NK models with financial frictions.


  • 7SSPN402: Advanced Macroeconomics (postgraduate)
  • 6SSPP329: The Economics of Crime (3rd year undergraduate)
  • 5SSPP217: Microeconomics (2nd year undergraduate)
  • 4SSPP105: Principles of Economics (1st year undergraduate)

PhD supervision

Maryam is interested in supervising students researching on all areas of policymaking ranging from the following:

  • Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Financial Macroeconomics
  • Macroprudential Policy
  • Unconventional Monetary Policy
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy

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The impact of exchange rate volatility on foreign direct investment in Iran” with Hosein Sharifi - Procedia Economics and Finance - Vol. 1, pages 365-373, July 2012.

Analysis the Impact of Good Governance on the Non-Oil Export of Oil Exporting Countries” with Hosein Sharifi, Hassan Mollaesmaeili - Journal of Economic Policy and Research - Vol. 8(1), pages 1-14, March 2013.

Money Growth Rules in an Emerging Small Open Economy with an informal sector” with Zahra Nasrollahi, Paul Levine, Vasco Gabriel - International Journal of Business and Development Studies - Vol. 1, pages 365-373, July 2012.

Working papers

Monetary Growth Rules in an Emerging Open Economy” with Paul Levine, Vasco Gabriel. R&R, Economic Modelling.

Imperfect Exchange Rate Pass through: Empirical Evidence and Monetary Policy Implications ” with Paul Levine, Vasco Gabriel. (Job Market Paper)