• Palgrave Macmillan
email/print EmailPrint

M. Shahid Alam

M. Shahid Alam is an economist, historian, and poet. In his wide-ranging work, he has demonstrated a capacity to cut across disciplinary boundaries, engage the real world, and look at issues spatially, historically and globally. As a social scientist, he believes that his primary task is to stand outside the dominant structures of thought and examine how they falsify reality in the service of power.


Alam has published three previous books, Governments and Markets in Economic Development Strategies (1979), Poverty from the Wealth of Nations (1990), and Challenging the New Orientalism (2006). His articles have appeared in American Economic Review, Kyklos, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Science and Society, and Review of Radical Political Economics. His translations of Ghalib have appeared in Chicago Review, Beloit Poetry Journal and Marlboro Review. His political essays have appeared in Dawn, The Daily Star, Al-Ahram Weekly, CounterPunch, Outlook India and Tehelka.


Currently, Alam is a professor of economics at Northeastern University in Boston.


cover Buy
Israeli Exceptionalism
The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism

Palgrave Macmillan
This book discerns in the history of Zionism the plot of a Shakespearean tragedy. A small band of European Zionists enters the world stage in late 19th...
cover Buy
Poverty From the Wealth of Nations
Integration and Polarization in the Global Economy since 1760

Palgrave Macmillan
An analysis of the disparities in the global economy brought on by not only by disparate power of markets but also the imbalance of powers that shape these...
M. Shahid Alam

Sign up to receive information about new releases, author appearances, special offers, all related to your favorite books and authors.
Sign Up Now!