Arman Rezaee

Arman Rezaee Portrait

Position Title
Assistant Professor

1149 Social Science and Humanities
One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616
Office Hours
Fridays 1-2pm


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, San Diego, 2016
  • M.P.P., John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2009
  • B.A., Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, 2007


Arman Rezaee is an assistant professor of economics at UC Davis. Before obtaining his Ph.D. in economics from UC San Diego, he earned his Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow. Professor Rezaee’s work has been supported by the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative, the Center for Effective Global Action and East African Social Science Translation Collaborative, the Gates Foundation, the International Growth Center, J-Pal Governance Initiative, the Policy Design Evaluation Lab, Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries, and the University of California Labs.

Research Focus

Arman Rezaee is a development economist focused on intersections of service delivery, political economy and technology. Professor Rezaee’s research makes use of large-scale field experiments that leverage cellular technology, as well as natural experiments using historical archival data. Much of his work focuses on Pakistan. He also has active projects in Uganda and the Philippines.