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RePEc plagiarism accused offender: Arshia Amiri


Name: Arshia Amiri
Affiliation at time of decision: GREQAM


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Amiri, Arshia & Zibaei, Mansour, 2012. "Granger causality between energy use and economic growth in France with using geostatistical models," MPRA Paper 36357, University Library of Munich, Germany. (local copy)

Amiri, Arshia & Gerdtham, Ulf-G, 2011. "Relationship between exports, imports, and economic growth in France: evidence from cointegration analysis and Granger causality with using geostatistical models," MPRA Paper 34190, University Library of Munich, Germany. (local copy)

Ribeiro Ramos, Francisco F., 2001. "Exports, imports, and economic growth in Portugal: evidence from causality and cointegration analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 18(4), pages 613-623, December. (local copy)

Sari, Ramazan & Ewing, Bradley T. & Soytas, Ugur, 2008. "The relationship between disaggregate energy consumption and industrial production in the United States: An ARDL approach," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(5), pages 2302-2313, September. (local copy)

Soytas, Ugur & Sari, Ramazan, 2003. "Energy consumption and GDP: causality relationship in G-7 countries and emerging markets," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 33-37, January. (local copy)

The paper by Amiri and Zibaei plagiarizes the four others. More precisely:

Ribeiro Ramos is not referenced.

Response of accused offenders

(In chronological order)

Arshia Amiri has responded by offering a new version of the paper, removing two offending paragraphs and correcting the typos in the equations.

Later, Arshia Amiri offers the following explanation:

We are sorry about this and we forgot to reference these papers. we cut the start of introduction part and to end of it we are the reference of this part (Amiri and Gerdtham, 2011). we also delet the first paragraph of our methodology and in part 2.5.1 we refrence the paper of Soytas and Sari (2003).

I do apologize and promise you to be careful about the plagiarism.

Sorry again and best wishes,

Arshia AMIRI

Subsequently, Arshia Amiri sent the following email:
I want to do a huge apologize from Dr. Zibaei, which he knows nothing about this article and he is not related to this paper at all. With this paper I just wrote his name as an author to say thanks about his classes (when I was a BA student in Shiraz University he was my teacher) but do not know nothing about this paper. I also do apologize from Shiraz University about this happening which is not related to this paper and me and I am not a student of this university now. I also do apologize from Prof. Ulf Gerdtham which also does not know about this fault.
My acts are followed as: I (Arshia) finally do apologize from RePec and I am sorry about this happening and promise to be careful about this fault on the future.

Best, Arshia Amiri

Reaction from Mansour Zibaei:
Nothing is more frustrating than being accused of something you didnot do. I am damned if I know about this paper. How am I to know ?

Corresponding author (Mr Arshia Amiri) was my B. S. student about ten years ago !!!!! and he is not a student of Shiraz University now !!!!!

Please delete the name of Shiraz University and my name from your site as soon as possible.

As a consequence, references to Mansour Zibaei and Shiraz University have been deleted from the record, as Arshia Amiri appears to have faked this affiliation and added a co-author without the latter's knowledge.

Committee decision

YES Notification of offender superiors
YES Notification of editor published plagiarising work
YES Request of removal of plagiarising work
YES Notification of afflicted author(s)
YES Notification of afflicted editor
YES Banning of author from RePEc Author Service
YES Publication on RePEc plagiarism page

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