|History and Biodata
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Economics professor at Montgomery College in Maryland
Member of Supreme Council, (Supervisory Board or Board of Directors) Da Afghanistan Bank, Cetral State Bank of Afghanistan (2002 till today)
Dr. Shah Mohammad Mehrabi has gained his bachelor’s degree in economics from polytechnic university in California. He then completed his Master’s degree in economics from Cincinnati University and obtained his doctorate degree in economics from the US. Dr. Mehrabi has served as senior advisor of economic policies at the finance ministry as well as instructed economics at master’s and bachelor’s level in Maine University. Moreover, he has chaired the Global Awareness Society International and Virginia Association of Economists and later served as Editor-in-Chief of Global Awareness Society’s magazine. Adding to his track record, he has also served as member of North American Economic and Finance Association (NAEFA) and as member of the executive board of Middle East Economic Association. Dr. Mehrabi has great professional knowledge and proficiency in financial and banking fields and holds rich working and teaching experience. He has written many of scientific-professional articles about economics, finance, banking and development. Some prominent titles are: “Financial Sector in Afghanistan”, “Central Banking and Monetary Policy in Mexico”, “Development Planning and Policy-Making in Iran”, “Afghanistan Customs Five-Year Strategic Plan”, “Recent Developments in the Middle East”, “Sudan’s Tax Structure and Agriculture”, “Foreign Direct Investment in Puerto Rico”, “Economic Impact of OPEC”.
Mehrabi is proposing that Washington allow the new government in Kabul a limited amount of access each month, perhaps in the range of $100m to $125m to start with, that would be monitored by an independent auditor. If the assets remain entirely frozen, then inflation will continue to soar, Afghans will not be able to afford basic necessities, and the central bank will lose its main tools for conducting monetary policy, he said.