Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou, is an assistant professor of economics at American University in Washington DC. Dr. Mohseni is a consultant at the World Bank and has provided expertise to its Treasury, as well as to the Middle East and North Africa Sustainable Development Group, Development Economics Research Group, and Islamic Finance group. He is the co-author of “The Militarization of Persian Gulf: An Economic Analysis”. Dr. Mohseni writes on topics related to development economics, energy economics, Islamic finance, and the economies of the Middle East. He holds a PhD in Economics, an MA in International Development, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering.