Dr. Jahangir Boroumand is a Senior Lecturer at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his PhD in Economics in 1981 from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and holds an MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the same university.
Dr. Boroumand’s main work experience has been with the World Bank in Washington DC where he worked for 20 years before he took early retirement to join the academic world. He began his work at the Economics Analysis and Projections Department of the World Bank and worked on a variety of research assignments before transferring to the Bank's operational complex where as an economist and later as a senior economist he worked on numerous economic studies and lending operations in the infrastructure sector particularly the energy sector. In latter years of his career at the World Bank as a Task Manager, Dr. Boroumand managed lending operations of capital-intensive projects with investments of several hundred million dollars. As Task Manager he was responsible for managing multi-disciplinary teams of, economists, financial analysts, engineers, lawyers, and public policy specialists to handle complex investment and policy issues. His country experience includes assignment in: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Caribbean countries, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Angola, Mozambique, and South Africa. Based on his background in applied economics and public policy at the World Bank, Dr. Boroumand developed an interest in research in Internet economics and joined the Fletcher School at Tufts University in 1999 as a visiting scholar and conducted research in quality of service and pricing issues in the Internet.
This was later followed up by teaching courses in telecommunications economics and policy at the Masters in Telecommunications Program at the University of Maryland. Since 2003 Dr. Boroumand has been teaching full time at the Executive and Part-Time MBA programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He has taught core courses in managerial economics and global economics as well as special topics in economics of emerging markets and Telecommunication economics and policy. In addition to teaching, Dr. Boroumand has also served as an academic director of Executive MBA cohorts. Dr. Boroumand is a recipient of 2008-2009 Krowe Teaching Award that is given by the Smith School in recognition of teaching excellence.