Mesbah Motamed

  • Lead Economist
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation


Research affiliates

Dr. Motamed has worked on issues of agriculture and economic development, both in research and applied settings, over the past 15 years. Currently at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), he helps develop and design high-return public investments geared towards stimulating economic growth and reducing poverty in developing countries. Dr. Motamed also serves on the faculty of George Washington University’s program in Sustainable Urban Planning.

Prior to MCC, he worked at the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) where he researched and published on issues of agricultural policy, risk management, land use and trade. While at ERS, his work appeared in a variety of outlets, including leading peer-reviewed journals, formal government reports and public-facing outreach.