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Abdulaziz Shifa

Abdulaziz Shifa

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117 Eggers Hall

Office Hours:

Fall 2022: TBA

Abdulaziz Shifa

Assistant Professor, Economics Department


Fall 2022

ECN 487.001 Economic Growth, Monday and Wednesday, 3:45-5:05, Eggers 010

ECN 613.001 Macroeconomics, Monday and Wednesday, 12:45-2:05, Bowne Hall 108

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Stockholm University, 2013


Abdulaziz Shifa is an assistant professor of economics. His research focuses on understanding the drivers of economic growth and development. Utilizing various economic tools (quantitative macro methods, game-theoretic political-economy models and econometric tools), he explores questions on theories of economic development and policy. His research questions intersect the allocations of production factors in the growth process and their interplay with political incentives.

One of his recent papers on the political economy of state capacity and economic development has been published in the Economic Journal. He teaches the core Ph.D. macroeconomics course as well as undergraduate courses on macroeconomics and growth and is a member of the Maxwell Faculty Council.


Economic growth, development, political economy