Associate Professor, Economics Department
Highest degree earned
Abdulaziz Shifa is an associate 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.