M. Shahid Alam

Northeastern University

220 B RP

Boston, MA 02115

United States

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“  I am currently working on capitalism and freedom, the ideology and reality for workers.  ”

Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Economic Impact of Colonialism, 1800-1950

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2012
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Colonialism, Imperialism, Civilizing Mission, De-Industrialization, De-Schooling, Industrialization, Years of Schooling, Human Capital, Literacy, Growth Rates of GDP

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Native Orientalists in Pakistan

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 May 2012 Last Revised: 06 May 2012
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Native Orientalists, Native Informers, Native Informants, Neocolonialism, Edward Said, Dabashi, Pakistan, Newspapers, Global War Against Terror, Islam, Afghanistan, Taliban, Fanon, Cesaire, Brown Sahibs, British, Britain, United States

3.

A Eurocentric Problem

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 22 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2010
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Eurocentric, Eurocentrism, Imperialism, Europe, the West, Islam, Arabs, India, China, Modernity, Science, Enlightenmen, Modern Science, Physics, Cartography, Cartographic Violence, Paradigm, al-Haytham, al-Hazen, al-Beruni, Montesquieu, Hume, Kant, Hegel, James Mill, John Stuart Mill, Marx, Weber

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Colonialism and Industrialization: A Critique of Lewis

Review of Radical Political Economics, pp. 217-240, Spring 2004
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2013
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Industrialization, Industry, Manufacturing, Manufactures, Colonialism, Imperialism, Economic growth, Market size, Terms of Trade, Economic backwardness, Arthur Lewis, W. A. Lewis

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Some Economic Results of the Civilizing Mission

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Dec 2006
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Civilizing mission, sovereignty, colonies, growth rates, free trade

6.

How Eurocentric is Your Day?

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 17 Aug 2012
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Europe, Islam, West,, China, India, Eurocentric, Orientalism, Orientalist, science, scientific method, algebra, orange, arabic numerals, paper, tooth brush, courtly love, courting, tea, coffee, check, pajama, algorithm, college, sherbet

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Has Imran Khan's Political Tsunami Hit Pakistani Shores?

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 03 May 2012
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Imran Khan, Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan, Islam, Politics, Elections, Fundamentalist, Liberal, Ghazzali, Terrorism, Islamic Modernism, Iqbal, Brown Sahibs, Orientalist, Pashtun, Pakhtun, Taliban, Bhutto, Pakistan Peoples Party, Imperialism, Corruption, Elites

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Bernard Lewis: Scholarship or Sophistry?

Studies in Contemporary Islam, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 53-80, Spring 2002
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 May 2007
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Middle East, Islam, Bernard Lewis, decline, world economy, capitulations, open door treaties, catch-up, women's rights, minority rights

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A Short History of the Global Economy Since 1800

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2010
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Global economy, Growth, Global Disparities, Fossil-fuels, Organic Energy, Centralization, Periphery, Center, Imperialism, Karl Marx, Energy, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century

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Colonialism and Industrialization: Empirical Results

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 31 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2012
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Colonialism, Colony, Industrialization, De-Industrialization, Manufactures, Culture, Institutions, Gregory Clark, David Landes, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Civilizing Mission, Economic Development, Open Door Treaties, Unequal Treaties, Dependencies, Sovereignty, Decolonization

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Two Approaches to Global Competition: A Historical Review

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 May 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2013
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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global, competition, trade, globalization, laissez faire, dirigiste, dirigisme, advanced, lagging, countries, commodities, economics, mercantilist, classical neoclassical, Austrian, development, disequalizing, rich, poor

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Does Sovereignty Matter for Growth? An Analysis of Growth Rates between 1870 and 1950

ECONOMIC GROWTH AND CHANGE: NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PATTERNS OF CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE, Aldershot, UK: Elgar, 1999
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Dec 2006
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Economic growth, Sovereignty, Colonies, Dependencies, Quasi-Colonies, Open door treaties, Washington consensus, WTO

13.

Pragmatic Arguments for Belief in the Qur’an

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2018
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Quran,Koran, Islam, Pascal's Wager, God, William James, Pragmatic Arguments, Prudence, Maududi, Proof, Existence, Ali, Ghazzali, Ghazali, Reason, Rhetoric, Belief, Skepticism, Skeptic, Pagan, Paganism, Afterlife, Hell, Heaven, Judaism, Christianity, Accounting, Accountability, Probability

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Global Disparities Since 1800: Trends and Regional Patterns

Journal of World-Systems Research, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 36-59, July 2006
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Dec 2006
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Global economy, Disparities, Regional patterns, Per capita income, Real wages, Labor productivity, Agriculture, Eurocentric

15.

A Clash of Civilizations? Nonsense

The Journal of the Historical Society, pp. 379-395, Summer/Fall 2002
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Dec 2010
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Clash of Civilizations, Islam, the West, China, India, United States, Samuel Huntington, social science, the Core, the Periphery, Bloody Borders, Blowback, September 11, Hijackers, Ottoman Empire, Safavid Empire, Cold War

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Bringing Energy Back Into the Economy: Examining Economic Growth With Energy

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2014
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Economy, energy, capital, labor, growth, sources of growth

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Constant Returns to Scale: Can the Market Economy Exist?

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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constant returns to scale, neoclassical economics, Austrian, efficiency, competitive paradigm, inconsistency, existence, second-best, Arrow, Adam Smith, Leon Walras, Pareto, ideology, free trade, Allyn Young, Kaldor, Samuelson, Stiglitz, Ricardo, market failure, behavioral economics, equilibrium

18.

A Theory of Limits on Corruption and Some Applications

KYKLOS, Vol. 48 - 1995 - Fasc. 3, 419-435
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Apr 2015
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Corruption, countervailing actions, income, education, rights, police, human rights, political rights, income distribution, post office, monopoly, protests, bribes, bribery, banks, losers, winners, transparency

19.

The Quranic Paradigm: A Contest Over Man

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2022
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Qur'an, Quran, Koran, God, Man, Iblis, Salvation, Reason, Reasoning, Rationality, Contest, Islam, Muhammad, Mohammad, Epic

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Anatomy of Corruption: An Approach to the Political Economy of Underdevelopment

American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 Apr 2015
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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corruption, politics, economic development, economic growth, efficiency, policy implementation, markets, administrative efficiency, bribery, bribes, extortion

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Racism Across Civilizations: Greece, Western Europe, Islam and China

Science and Society, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 205-217, Summer 2003
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Autocentrism, Racism, Racial Superiority, Markers, Discrimination, Legal Discrimination, The West, Western Europe, Medieval Europe, China, Rome, Greece, Islam, Islamicate, Aristotle, Judaism, Bible, Christianity

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Corruption and Countervailing Action in Pakistan

S. Borner, M. Paldam, M. Kaser, eds., Political Dimension of Economic Growth (Palgrave, 1998).
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 May 2013
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Corruption, Pakistan, countervailing actions, empirical analysis, newspapers

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Ishmael and Isaac: An Essay on the Moral Economies of the Qur'an and the Torah

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2013
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Sacrifice, Qur'an, Quran, Koran, Torah, Bible, Old Testament, Jewish Bible, Genesis, New Testament, Individual, Community, Autonomy, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Autonomy, Responsibility, Accountability, Afterlife

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Is There an Islamic Problem?

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Apr 2012
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Islam, Modernity, Democracy, Incompatible, Decline, Orientalist, Iran, Ottoman, Egypt, Tunisia, Constitution, West, Britain, Bernard Lewis

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Free Trade, Imperialism and Unequal Development in the Global Economy, 1800-1950

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2012
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Free trade, imperialism, manufacturing, Comparative Advantage, global economy, unequal development, divergence, cumulative causation, colonial policies, food production, cash crops, education, skills, technology, backward linkages, forward linkages, external economies, increasing returns to scale

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Global Disparities: Of People and Pets

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Dec 2006
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Global economy, Disparities, Pets

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Did Colonialism Retard Human Resource Development? Theory and Cross-Country Evidence

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2013
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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colonialism, human capital, economic development, economic growth, years of schooling, literacy rates, 1950s, 1960, 1965, cross-country, regressions, sovereign countries, open door treaties, dependencies, colonies, discrimination

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Some Economic Costs of Corruption in LDCs

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 04 Apr 2015
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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corruption, bribes, extortion, costs, efficiency, allocation, supply, gains, auction

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The Israel Lobby: Creating an Engine of Geopolitics

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Mar 2013
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Israel, Israel Lobby, United States, Arabs, Islam, Palestine, colonial-settler state, settler colonialism, ethnic cleansing, Holocaust, Jews, Antisemitism, Arab nationalism, Herzl, Ben-Gurion, Britain, France, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Six-Day War

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How Different are Islamicate Societies?

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Apr 2012
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Islam, democracy, modernity, bloody borders, economic development, per capita income, West, Clash of Civiilzations

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Commodities in Economics: Loving or Hating Complexity

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Apr 2016
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Commodities, Complexity, Mercantilism, Physiocracy, Classical, Neoclassical, Increasing Returns to Scale, Division of Labor, Diminishing Returns, Adam Smith, Ricardo, Friedrich List, Botero, Bacon, Serra, Mun, Arrow, Heckscher, Ohlin

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Some Notes on Work Ethos and Economic Development

World Development, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1985
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 21 Feb 2015
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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work ethos, rationality, effort propensity, social efficiency capital, Colombia, Japan, economic growth, deveopment

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Tenure and Turnover: Re-Creating Markets for Tenured Faculty

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 11 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 12 May 2016
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Professor, academic, university, college, tenure, market, re-creating markets, football, baseball, trade, trading players, flexibility, rigidity, mobility, labor markets, hiring

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The War Against Global Terrorism

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2012
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Terrorism, State-Terrorism, Collateral Damage, Violence, Resistance, Delegitimize, Civilians, Corporations, State, Non-State Actors

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Breaking the Golden Handcuffs: Recreating Markets for Tenured Faculty

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2019
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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College, University, Tenure, Tenure-Track, Faculty, Professor, Mar-Ket Closure, Trading Professors, Inefficiency, Markets, Professional Sports, Trading Players, Expand Markets

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Capitalists Are Dispensable, Laborers Are Not

Real-World Economics Review, 98 (December 2021): 33-41.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Jan 2022
M. Shahid Alam
Northeastern University
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Capitalism, capital, capitalists, laborers, worker cooperatives, Adolf Berle, Gardiner Means, Paul Samuelson, Arrow, Kenneth, Gérard Debreu, Michael Perelman, David Landes, Stephen Marglin

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Occupational Freedoms: Comparing Workers and Slaves

Posted: 26 May 2020 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2022
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Northeastern University
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wage-workers, self-employed workers, proletariat, chattel slaves, freedom, capitalism, occupational freedoms, wage-slavery, Tory radicals, Ricardian socialists