Faculty Profile

Shamma Alam

Assistant Professor of International Studies (2014)

Contact Information

alams@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 115
717.254.8167
http://users.dickinson.edu/~alams/index.html

Bio

Shamma Alam received his Ph.D. in Economics in June 2014 from University of Washington – Seattle. He received his B.A in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College, and M.A. in Economics from University of Washington. His research interests are in Development, Health, and Population Economics with focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In the past, he has worked for the development organizations Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank.

Education

  • B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 2009
  • M.A., University of Washington-Seattle, 2011
  • Ph.D., 2014

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

ECON 214 International Development
Cross-listed with INST 290-03.This course will cover the main topics that are covered in traditional development classes, which include agricultural/subsistence household issues, credit constraints in poor country setttings, issues related to education, child labor, migration, population, and health, and also potential development and sustainability problems that we are going to face because of climate change.

INST 290 International Development
Cross-listed with ECON 214-03.This course will cover the main topics that are covered in traditional development classes, which include agricultural/subsistence household issues, credit constraints in poor country setttings, issues related to education, child labor, migration, population, and health, and also potential development and sustainability problems that we are going to face because of climate change.

INST 290 Global Health
This course will focus on a) historical cases of major diseases and epidemics around the world; b) look at the current burden and distribution of disease and mortality around the world and in multiple dimensions – by geography, social class, race, and gender; c) try to understand the determinants of global health disparities; and d) understand the development of global health policies, and outcomes of global health interventions.