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    Developing a Decision Support System for Generation Expansion Policy Making in Iranian Deregulated Electricity Market

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ebrahimi Takalloo, Maziar (Author) ; Kermanshah, Ali (Supervisor) ; Bahramgiri, Mohsen (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Iranian Power industry has undergone fundamental changes since deregulation started in 2003. Currently, bulk trade of electricity in the industry is mainly conducted through a day ahead wholesale market, representing over 98 percent of the exchange of electricity within the grid. Although the current market regime is under operation for over 4 years, several political, cultural and operational obstacles have hindered effective evolution of the restructuring process. Low political support from privatization of the industry assets backed by lack of confidence and trust in market economies in general, and low economic incentive of the market players has slowed down formation of an effective... 

    Investigating the Effect of Sanctions on Iranian Economy Using System Dynamics Approach

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Samad Motlagh, Sajjad (Author) ; Kianfar, Farhad (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Developing and progressing excavation technology, and distillation and petroleum technology as fuel cause chemical and hydrocarbonic materials have been given an important role in human life. Having petroleum expanded, its effect in countries’ economics has been highlighted and found a substantial role in countries’ development. Iran, considering 11% extractable petroleum reserves which is equivalent to 138 billion barrel, is known as an oil rich country. The petroleum has an eminent role in country’s economics and is the main country’s income source and the most important exports. With regard to the high technology needed for petroleum exploration and purification, Iran requires foreign... 

    Designing an Algorithm for the Resource Investment Problem Considering Calendar

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Parvizi, Saeed (Author) ; Shadrokh, Shahram (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Project scheduling problems can be divided into different categories which one of the most important of them is resource investment problem. In this problem we are faced with a time limit for completion but resources are available unlimitedly and can be allocated to the project by specific cost. One of the most important constraints in real problems is the times that resources are available. In this research, resource investment problem considering calendar for resources has been investigated. Since resource investment problem is NP-Hard, after a brief overview of the different solutions, we used genetic algorithm to solve this problem. For this purpose, after determining chromosome... 

    Transmission Expansion Planning Considering Optimal Wind Farms Integration

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Taherkhani, Morteza (Author) ; Hosseini, Hamid (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    The significant growth of wind generation in power systems, in form of wind farms connected to transmission networks, is changing the present transmission reinforcement planning in the mid-term horizon and transmission expansion planning in the long-term horizon approaches. In this thesis, the optimal wind farms integration to the power system and uncertainty of wind farms output power are considered as two major items in the proposed models and the novel transmission reinforcement and expansion planning models considering optimal wind farms integration are presented. According to these models, the optimal capacity of wind farms and wind farms lines, and the new transmission lines of the... 

    Entrepreneur Perceived Authentic Leadership Effect on Venture Success

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Yaghoobi Andarabi, Elham (Author) ; Kiamehr, Mahdi (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Innovative applicable ideas, are driving engine for technological enhances (developments), that are made in mind of entrepreneurs, inventors, and initiators; and with their serious follow up in the form of new business, reaches to successful outcome and the concept of entrepreneurship commences. But most of these entrepreneurs are brainy young graduates without experience in three main factors for success that is, management knowledge and experience, sufficient financial resources, connection with market and customer in competitive market. Nowadays venture capitals who lean over their precious intuition, with accepting computable or incomputable risks, actively accompany entrepreneurs and... 

    Demand Response Equipments Valuation from a Retailer’s Perspective

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Fayyaz Heydari, Amir (Author) ; Abbaspour Tehranifard, Ali (Supervisor) ; Fotuhi Firuzabad, Mahmud (Co-Advisor)
    Abstract
    Till today types of demand response program have been identified as one of the most effective and usefull programs in order to the energy efficient consumption and followed by, improving the network's reliability. Also some of these plans have reduced the risk of the retailers and as much as possible prevent the likely loss of these companies at the high energy tariffs times. The required for doing some of these types of plans is investing on various parts like infrastructure mutual relationships between retailers and customer and also smart meters which will require valuation. Till now so many various ways have been done for valuation on types of demand response program plans. This thesis... 

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Aminian, Mina (Author) ; Kianfar, Farhad (Supervisor)

    Optimizing the Investment Portfolio Including Life Insurance

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Hakimi, Parsa (Author) ; Moddares Yazdi, Mohammad (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Life insurance is a contract whereby the insurer becomes insured under certain conditions and for an amount known as insurance premium. Consequently, the insurer will pay the insured inheritors some given benefit as in the contract. There are different types of life insurance in the market. Other sectors of our proposed portfolio include risky and risk free investments. Household consumption is also considered as another variable in this package. This problem can be raised in both inflationary and non-inflationary states. You can also include a variable called loan. In the literature, this problem has been addressed by considering a sub-category of life insurance (Term Life Insurance)... 

    Political Conflicts, Uncertainty and Investment in Iran

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Habibpour Moghaddam, Ehsan (Author) ; Barakchian, Mahdi (Supervisor) ; Nili, Masoud (Co-Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Investment is a variable that would determine the future status of the economy. Given the fact that the investment behavior consequences in the economy would appear in the long-term horizons, unlike most other state variables, such as inflation and exchange rates, it may not be a tangible variable. As a result, there may be fewer sensitivities toward it. However, looking at the evidence, it is observable that the level of investment in Iran has experienced a severe reduction since the early 2010s, and this decline in investment has remained stable in its trend. The real aggregate investment level in Iran at the end of the year 2018 was approximately equal to its level in the year 2002. There... 

    Investigating the Structure of Feasibility Studies in Iran

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Mirza Beigi, Reza (Author) ; Alvanchi, Amin (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Creating any project requires investment, time, and resources. Many construction projects have failed despite considerable money invested in them. A common cause of this failure is improper planning. One of the most important parts of project planning is the feasibility study which is missing in many projects in Iran. However, the fundamental reasons that prevent construction project managers and owners from efficiently performing feasibility studies in their projects have not been investigated in the country yet. In this study, we aim to evaluate this aspect of the construction projects in the country by investigating the structure of feasibility studies in the building construction... 

    Market Reaction to Block Transactions of State-owned Firms

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Karimi, Ali (Author) ; Keshavarz Haddad, Gholamreza (Supervisor) ; Ebrahimnejad, Ali (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    In this research, the effect of investment and transfer of state-owned companies on stock transactions on the day of trading in the stock market is investigated using data related to 54 major transactions in the years 2007 to 2020 using the event study method. And the results of this research can provide evidence for the positive and negative effects of major shareholders on the company, including monitoring and tunneling. The results of the research show that investment transactions have a positive return on stock trading days and divestment transactions have a negative effect on stock trading days. This effect in the case of investment transactions first increases and then decreases with...