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.