Abdulaziz Shifa

Assistant Professor, Economics

Abdulaziz Shfa

Contact Information

117 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-3802
Office Hours:
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:00
Curriculum Vitae
Abdulaziz Shifa CV


Ph.D., Stockholm University, 2013


Economic growth, development and political economy

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Spring 2020

ECN 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 to 4:50, Hall of Languages 207

Monday and Wednesday, 2:15 to 3:35, Eggers 010


ECN 487 Economic Growth

Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 to 1:50, Hall of Languages 205





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 PhD macroeconomics course as well as undergraduate courses on macroeconomics and growth.