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Shamma Alam

Associate Professor of International Studies (2014)

Contact Information

alams@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 115
717.254.8167
https://sites.google.com/view/shamma-alam

Bio

Shamma Alam’s research focuses on different aspects of international development, such as health economics and health measurements, fertility issues, agricultural economics, public finance, and microcredit. He has worked as a Consultant with different development organizations. He served as a Consultant at the World Bank several times, including in their Economic Policy, Poverty and Gender Group, Development Data Group, and East Asia and Pacific Region group. He also previously served as a consultant in the Agriculture Policy Team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to teaching at Dickinson, Shamma Alam serves as a Research Associate at the CEQ Institute at Tulane University and contributes courses at the U.S. Army War College. Shamma Alam received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington, Seattle, and B.A. in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College.

Education

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

2021-2022 Academic Year

Fall 2021

INBM 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-01.

INBM 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-02.

INST 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INBM 200-01.

INST 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-02.

ECON 214 Econ Growth & Glob Macro Dev
This course will examine global development issues from the lens of macroeconomics. The course will focus on economic growth and the factors that affect a country's economic growth. We will try to understand the role of fiscal and monetary policies on a country's growth and GDP. We will also be looking at historical cases of how some nations thrived while others failed and the role of governments in those cases. We will also be examining the macroeconomic problems faced by many of the current developing countries and how some of them may be able to rise out of poverty.

INST 290 Econ Growth & Glob Macro Dev
This course will examine global development issues from the lens of macroeconomics. The course will focus on economic growth and the factors that affect a country's economic growth. We will try to understand the role of fiscal and monetary policies on a country's growth and GDP. We will also be looking at historical cases of how some nations thrived while others failed and the role of governments in those cases. We will also be examining the macroeconomic problems faced by many of the current developing countries and how some of them may be able to rise out of poverty.

ECON 500 Independent Study

ECON 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch