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Farhad Niami

Farhad Niami joined the District’s Office of Chief Financial Officer Revenue Analysis in July 2004 and is currently serving as the Director of Economic Affairs at the Office of Revenue Analysis and manages the affairs of the Office of Revenue Analysis on behalf of the Deputy CFO in his absence. 

Prior to his current position, Niami served as one of the Senior Regulatory Economists at DC Public Service Commission.  Prior to that, Niami served as the State Economist for the State of Louisiana.  Niami has also worked as the Chief Economist at Louisiana Public Service Commission and prior to that, as the Chief Economist at Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.  He also served as Louisiana Governor’s representative at numerous State and Federal Task Forces. 

Niami obtained his Ph.D. in resource economics from Oregon State University and Master’s in Economics from the University of Oregon. He also obtained a Postdoctoral degree in resource economics from Louisiana State University.  He has served as a graduate faculty in economics at Oregon State, Louisiana State, and Bowie State Universities.  Niami is the author and co-author of numerous articles, reports and studies, and has made presentations to economics and other professional associations and organizations.