Reza Kheirandish

Professor and Chair, Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Clayton State University, USA

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Reza Kheirandish is a Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance in the College of Business at Clayton State University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Tech in 2008, his M.S. degree in Economics from Virginia Tech in 2000, and his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 1994.

Reza served as the director of Center for Research in Economic Sustainability and Trends (CREST) in the College of Business at Clayton State University 2010-2015, the President (2014) of Southeastern Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), and the President-Elect (2017) of Southeast Decision Sciences Institute (SEDSI).

He is a board member of Society for Advancement of Management (SAM - 2016 on), a board member and webmaster of SABE (2010 on), as well as CFO, founding member, board member, and webmaster of Connecting Clayton, Inc. (2009 on). He has published in journals such as Journal of Business Research, Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, and Journal of Applied Statistics.

He has presented and published in many conferences including SEDSI, SAM, SEINFORMS, International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), Society for Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE), International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP), Society for Economic Measurement (SEM), and Middle East Economic Association (MEEA).

Reza has been a visiting scientist at the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin during summers from 2014 to 2017 and fall 2016.

He served as the program chair of the SEINFORMS 2011 and SEDSI 2017 regional conferences and the program co-chair for the SABE/IAREP/ICABEEP 2013 international conference. He is a member of AEA, AIRLEAP, DSI, Herbert Simon Society, MEEA, SAM, SEA, SEDSI, SEINFORMS, and SGE.

Research Interests

  • Economics/Applied Economics
  • Optimal Control Theory
  • Poverty
  • Income Distribution

Selected Publications

Kheirandish, R., Shamshirgaran, M.A., Golchin, M., Salehi, M. et al. (2023): Evaluation the efficacy of oral immunization of broiler chickens with a recombinant Lactobacillus casei vaccine vector expressing the Carboxy-terminal fragment of α-toxin from Clostridium perfringens. DOI:

Kheirandish, R., Mousavi, S. (2014): Behind and beyond a shared definition of ecological rationality: A functional view of heuristics. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.03.004

Kheirandish, R., Krishen, A., Kachroo, P. (2009): Application of optimal control theory in marketing: What is the optimal number of choices on a shopping website? DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2009.023944

Kheirandish, R., Tideman, T.N. (2003): Structurally consistent probabilities of selecting answers. DOI: