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Kalim is an economist, specialising in Development Economics and International Economics. His work, which combines elements of international and development economics, economic policy, economic history and political economy, often challenges prevailing orthodoxy about which policies promote overall development in less developed countries.

Kalim was born in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh State, India. He gained his MA in Economics from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, where he was taught by Krishna Bharadwaj, Amit Bhaduri, Prabhat Patnaik, Sheila Bhalla, Utsa Patnaik and Shafiqe Naqvi among others. He started his academic career as a research associate at the University of Bergen, Norway in 1989, while also working on his Ph.D. As a result, besides speaking several North Indian languages, Kalim is also fluent in Norwegian. Between 1991 and 1992, he carried out extensive research on the economic conditions of the peasantry in Uttar Pradesh state, India. Due to his keen interest in global development issues, he undertook a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Bradford. Kalim moved from Norway to the UK in 1996.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • International trade 
  • Global uneven development 
  • Growth and distribution 

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India Social Sciences
Muslim Social Sciences
Developing countries Business & Economics
religious minority Social Sciences
religious community Social Sciences
Religion Social Sciences
caste Social Sciences
Trade liberalization Business & Economics

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Research Output 2012 2018

  • 25 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

Austerity as a Tool of Fiscal Consolidation: Theoretical and Empirical Perspective

Siddiqui, K. 23 Mar 2018 Public Finances and the New Economic Governance in the European Union. Owsiak, S. (ed.). Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, p. 117-166 50 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Fiscal consolidation
Public debt
Fiscal rules

Inde: Hindutva, neoliberalisme at crispation nationaliste: Hindutva

Siddiqui, K. Mar 2018 In : Alternatives Sud. 25, 1, p. 39-59 21 p., 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

parliamentary election
party history

Capital Control Reconsidered: Financialisation and Economic Policy

Siddiqui, K. & Armstrong, P. 25 Sep 2017 In : International Review of Applied Economics. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Capital controls
Economic policy
Capital mobility
Fixed exchange rates

Capital Liberalisation and Economic Instability

Siddiqui, K. 5 Mar 2017 In : Journal of Economics and Political Economy. 4, 1, p. 14-32 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Economic instability
Developing countries
Open Access
Economic policy
Developing countries
Capital controls