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Nabeela Alam


Nabella Alam

Nabeela Alam is an Assistant Professor of Economics, with teaching and research interests in applied microeconomics, development, political economy and behavioral economics. She studies the political economy of foreign aid allocation, and strategies of political parties under electoral competition. She is also interested in intra-household decision-making, with a focus on gender disparities in bargaining power and resource allocation.

Professor Alam joined the Department of Economics at Grinnell College in August 2013. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Economics and the Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT, and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis IBS.

Email: nabeela.alam[at]grinnell[dot]edu


Campus Phone: 
(641) 269-4566
(641) 269-4985


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On-Campus Address: 
Carnegie 311
1210 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays 1:15pm - 4:15pm and by appointment
Education / Degrees: 
PhD (2012) & MSc (2008) in International Economics and Finance, Brandeis University – International Business School, Waltham, MA; SB (2001) in Economics and Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Courses Taught: 
Microeconomic Analysis, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Decision-Making Under Poverty, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Statistics
Primary Academic Interest: 
Political Economy
Behavioral & Experimental Economics
Applied Microeconomics
Assistant Professor
Other Academic Interests: 
International Organisations, Decision-Making, Applied Econometrics
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