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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
politics Social Sciences
consolidation Social Sciences
nationalism Social Sciences
Developing countries Business & Economics
religious minority Social Sciences
Political economy Business & Economics

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 35 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

Agriculture, WTO, Trade liberalisation, and Food Security Challenges in the Developing Countries

Siddiqui, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) World Financial Review.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
Food security
Developing countries
Trade liberalization
Agricultural sector

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
1 Citations (Scopus)

Capital Control Reconsidered: Financialisation and Economic Policy

Siddiqui, K. & Armstrong, P., 2018, In : International Review of Applied Economics. 32, 6, p. 713-731 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Capital controls
Economic policy
Capital mobility
Fixed exchange rates

David Ricardo’s Comparative Advantage and Developing Countries: Myth and Reality

Siddiqui, K., 6 Sep 2018, In : International Critical Thought. 8, 3, p. 426-452 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Comparative advantage
Developing countries
Free trade
Trade policy
Trade theory

Development induced displacement of rural communities in India: A critical review

Siddiqui, K., Jun 2018, In : Turkish Economic Review. 5, 2, p. 226-239 14 p., 9.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
rural community
economic reform