Tahereh Alavi Hojjat

Dr. Tahereh Alavi Hojjat is Chair and Professor of Economics at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree from Tehran University, Iran, a master’s degree in Economics from the American University, Washington, D.C. and a Ph.D. in Economics and Business from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is a past recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from the Eastern Council of Business School and Programs (ECBSP). She has authored book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals of Economics & Business. She is a proposal reviewer for numerous conferences and publishers, as well as a reviewer for Economics and Finance textbooks. Dr. Hojjat has served as an advisory board member of Houghton-Mifflin Publishing and McGraw Hill companies. Dr. Hojjat is ex-officio of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Association.


Religious Economies and Religious Mobility: The Christian West and the Islamic East and Africa
Hasan Shahpari, Tahereh Alavi Hojjat. © 2021. 37 pages.
Religious economies are a novel idea with potential application in a free market economy. They bring the idea of the existence of the supernatural and concern with ultimate...
Structural-Functionalism, Stratification and Historical Background of Islamic Economic Thought: Transitions and Ruptures
Hasan Shahpari, Tahereh Alavi Hojjat. © 2021. 17 pages.
A thorough analysis of the Islamic economy requires a multi-disciplinary analysis of the political, religious, and ethical aspects, and how they influence the workings of the...
Revisiting Companionship and the Socio-Economy of the Islamic Guilds: Sufism, the Guilds' Vertical and Horizontal Structure of Communication, and the Islamic Economic System
Hasan Shahpari, Tahereh Alavi Hojjat. © 2021. 36 pages.
This chapter is an introduction to the history of the formation of guilds and how they connect them to the religious and social structures that molded them. The craft-guilds are...
Islamic Economy and Social Mobility: Cultural and Religious Considerations
Hasan Shahpari, Tahereh Alavi Hojjat. © 2016. 372 pages.
In an era of globalization and cross-cultural awareness, an interest in the relationship between economics and religion, politics, and social behavior is alive and well. In...