Shamma Alam of Dickinson College to Lecture on Aspects of International Development Alam will speak on Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. as part of the W&L/VMI Economics Seminar Series.
Shamma Alam, associate professor and chair of the Department of International Studies at Dickinson College, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. in Huntley Hall Room 327. The event is being sponsored as part of the W&L/VMI Economics Seminar Series.
Alam will speak on his paper titled “Impact of an Asset Transfer Program on Women’s Health: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Bangladesh.” He specializes in development economics, population economics, economics of the household and health economics. Alam’s lecture will focus on the different aspects of international development, including health economics and measurements, fertility issues, agricultural economics, public finance and microcredit.
Alam has extensive experience as a consultant with the World Bank, working with the Economic Policy Group, the Poverty and Gender Group, the Development Data Group and the East Asia and Pacific Region Group. He also currently serves as a consultant with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is a research associate with the CEQ Institute at Tulane University. Alam’s prior experience also includes serving as a risk advisor with Global Risk Intelligence.
Alam holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Franklin & Marshall College, as well as a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington.