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Guest Research Scholar Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group
Advancing Systems Analysis Program
Masoud Yazdanpanah holds a PhD in agriculture extension. He joined IIASA in 2010, first as a Guest Research Scholar in the Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program. In 2020, he worked jointly with RISK and the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program, and since 2021 he is a Guest Research Scholar in the Cooperation and Transformative Governance (CAT) Research Group within the Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Program. He also holds a position as Lecturer in Ramin University in Iran, where his main research topics are related to risk management, climate change mitigation and adaptation based on the understanding of views and risk perceptions of different stakeholders, participatory governance and natural resource management and conservation, with particular focus on water and energy.
Dr. Yazdanpanah completed his PhD at the Shiraz University in 2012, with the dissertation "A water governance framework". He worked on projects related to drought and water management, rural and agriculture development, climate change adaptation, energy conservation and renewable energy development, and sustainable fisheries, as well as teaching courses on agricultural extension, environmental sociology and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Last update: 23 MAR 2021
Yazdanpanah, M. & Forouzani, M. (2015). Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to predict Iranian students' intention to purchase organic food. Journal of Cleaner Production 107, 342-352. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.02.071.
Yazdanpanah, M., Feyzabad, F.R., Forouzani, M., Mohammadzadeh, S., & Burton, R.J.F. (2015). Predicting farmers' water conservation goals and behavior in Iran: A test of social cognitive theory. Land Use Policy 47, 401-407. 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.04.022.
Komendantova, N. & Yazdanpanah, M. (2015). Willingness to use solar energy in the Middle East and North African Region. In: 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Solar Energy (ICESE), 30-31 August2015, Tehran, Iran.
Yazdanpanah, M., Komendantova, N. , Shirazi, Z.N., & Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (2015). Green or in between? Examining youth perceptions of renewable energy in Iran. Energy Research & Social Science 8, 78-85. 10.1016/j.erss.2015.04.011.
Yazdanpanah, M., Komendantova, N. , & Ardestani, R.S. (2015). Governance of energy transition in Iran: Investigating public acceptance and willingness to use renewable energy sources through socio-psychological model. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 45, 565-573. 10.1016/j.rser.2015.02.002.
Yazdanpanah, M., Fourozani, M., & Hojjati, M. (2015). Willingness of Iranian young adults to eat organic foods: Application of the Health Belief Model. Food Quality and Preference 41, 75-83. 10.1016/j.foodqual.2014.11.012.
Yazdanpanah, M., Forouzani, M., Abdeshahi, A., & Jafari, A. (2015). Investigating the effect of moral norm and self-identity on the intention toward water conservation among Iranian young adults. Water Policy 18 (1), 73-90. 10.2166/wp.2015.031.
Yazdanpanah, M., Hayati, D., Thompson, M., Zamani, G.H., & Monfared, N. (2014). Policy and plural responsiveness taking constructive account of the ways in which Iranian farmers think about and behave in relation to water. Journal of Hydrology, 347-357. 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.04.015.
Yazdanpanah, M., Hayati, D., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., & Zamani, G.H. (2014). Understanding farmers' intention and behavior regarding water conservation in the Middle-East and North Africa: A case study in Iran. Journal of Environmental Management 135, 63-72. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.01.016.
Yazdanpanah, M., Hayati, D., Zamani, G.H., Karbalaee, F., & Hochrainer-Stigler, S. (2013). Water management from tradition to second modernity: An analysis of the water crisis in Iran. Environment, Development and Sustainability 15 (6), 1605-1621. 10.1007/s10668-013-9452-2.
Yazdanpanah, M., Zamani, G.H., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Monfared, N., & Yaghoubi, J. (2013). Measuring satisfaction of crop insurance - A modified American customer satisfaction model approach applied to Iranian farmers. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 19-27. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2013.04.003.
Yazdanpanah, M., Monfared, N., & Hochrainer-Stigler, S. (2013). Inter-related effects due to droughts for rural populations: A qualitative field study for farmers in Iran. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 31 (2), 106-129.
Yazdanpanah, M., Thompson, M., Hayati, D., & Zamani, G.H. (2013). A new enemy at the gate: Tackling Iran's water super-crisis by way of a transition from government to governance. Progress in Development Studies 13 (3), 177-194. 10.1177/1464993413486544.
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