Associate Professor of Economics
His research and teaching interests are in the areas of economic development and international trade, with a special focus on South-South economic cooperation, and on the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa.
Political economy is the study of the economy and society through examining the intertwining of class, power, states and markets. This course introduces students to various schools of political economy including Marxist, Keynesian, feminist economics and theories of racial capitalism. We will study how these schools of thought offer both a critique as well as an alternative lens to mainstream economic theory through a critical pluralistic approach. We will use a political economy lens to study key contemporary economic and social challenges such as financial crisis, inequality, development in the global South and the covid-19 pandemic. Students will be expected to undertake an original research project applying course concepts to a topic of interest. Keywords: Smith, Marx, Keynes, Economics, Neoclassical Theory
This is the first of a year-long two semester course taught in conjunction with Security in Context, an international research initiative tackling urgent issues of global importance including climate change, inequalities, and war. Traditionally, security has been understood through the prisms of militaries, policing, borders, and surveillance. However, for many populations around the world, these traditional practices of security lead to insecurity in their daily lives: economic precarity, social dislocation, imprisonment or marginalization. The course will introduce students to alternative notions of security from an interdisciplinary and global South perspective that challenges narrow Western ideas of security. Students who complete the two semesters will co-produce original content for the initiative in the form of articles, interviews, videos, podcasts or other material. Keywords: Climate change, politcal economy, global institutions