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M. Shahid Alam

M. Shahid Alam is a professor of economics at Northeastern University, Boston. He has gained minor notoriety on the Northeastern campus for his subscription to radical idealogies as well as his controversial publications, and inclusion in the 2006 book The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America.

His writings have appeared in leading economic journals, including Economic Development and Cultural Change, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, American Economic Review, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Studies in Contemporary Islam and Kyklos; in popular newspapers and web sites including Dissident, Counterpunch, Al Ahram,, Dawn, Holiday, Asia Times, Scoop, and Outlook India; in literary journals, including Chicago Review, Marlboro Review and Beloit Poetry Journal. He has published many books including Poverty from the Wealth of Nations (Macmillan, 2000), Governments and Markets in Economic Development Strategies (Praeger: 1989), and Is There An Islamic Problem (Kuala Lumpur: The Other Press, 2004).

Professor Alam was born in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. He holds a BA from the University of Dhaka, MA from the University of Karachi, and Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario.

He lives in a suburb of Boston. He is the brother of famous Pakistani fighter pilot M. M. Alam.




  • Citations at IDEAS
  • Official webstie of Harowitz's The Professors
  • Criticism of M. Shahid Alam's comparison of the September 11th terrorist attacks to the American Revolutionary War

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