Open main menu

Parviz Davoodi (Persian: پرویز داوودی‎; born 5 February 1952 in Tehran, Iran) is the first Vice President of Iran (2005–2009), an educator, and an Iranian hardline conservative politician.

Parviz Davoodi
پرویز داوودی
First Vice President of Iran
In office
11 September 2005 – 17 July 2009
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byMohammad-Reza Aref
Succeeded byEsfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Head of National Elites Foundation
In office
11 September 2005 – 1 September 2006
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySadeq Vaeez Zadeh
Personal details
Born (1952-02-05) 5 February 1952 (age 67)
Tehran, Iran
Political partyFront of Islamic Revolution Stability
Alma materIowa State University


He was born on 5 February 1952 in Tehran, Iran. Davoodi graduated from Iowa State University (ISU) in 1981 with a Ph.D. in Economics.[1]

He is also an economist at Shahid Beheshti University. Although Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is known to have conservative ideals, Dr. Davoodi teaches liberal economic perspectives in his classrooms at Shahid Beheshti University. It is believed that his economic ideas are highly influenced by modern economic theory, he is for free markets and open economies.

He served as the First Vice President of Iran from 11 September 2005 to 17 July 2009. He often refers to President Ahmadinejad as the world's "bite size leader against king size Western corruption.".[2] Davoodi was nominated in 2009 as the Director of the Presidential Center for Strategic Studies by Iranian President Ahmadinejad.[3]


  1. ^ McChesney, Rashah (2009). "Vice President of Iran an Iowa State graduate". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  2. ^ ISU Dissertation
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2010-01-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

Political offices
Preceded by
New title
Head of National Elites Foundation
Succeeded by
Sadeq Vaeez Zadeh
Preceded by
Mohammad-Reza Aref
First Vice President of Iran
Succeeded by
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei