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Ph.D., Economics, Western University, 1979
M. Shahid Alam has been teaching economics at Northeastern University since 1988. Before coming to Northeastern, he had taught at University of Karachi, Queens University, Concordia University and Colgate University. Over the past several years, he has taught the following undergraduate courses: “Economic History of the Middle East”, “History of the Global Economy”, “Critique of Capitalism and Development Economics.” In Spring 2014, he offered a new course – “Critical Perspectives on Economics.” His research interests extend over the following questions – Dynamics of capitalism; Alternative approaches to the study of economics; Critiques of mainstream economics; Political economy of corruption; Economic stagnation in the Middle East since 1500s; and Qur’anic reasoning.
Professor Alam currently serves as faculty adviser to two student clubs – Students for Justice in Palestine and Political Economy Forum.
Recent Articles –
Professor Alam’s translations from the poetry of Ghalib as well as his own poetry have recently appeared (or will appear) in Blackbird, Raritan, Southern Review, Western Humanities Review, Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, and Salamander.