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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
neoliberalism Social Sciences
economy Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
political economy Social Sciences
austerity policy Social Sciences
Developing countries Business & Economics

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Research Output 2012 2019

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

A century of India’s economic transformation: a critical review

Siddiqui, K., 8 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Perspectives on Financing and Regional Development. 6, 4, p. 407-428 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Economic transformation

Economic Transformation of China and India: A Comparative Political Economy Perspective

Siddiqui, K., 22 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Asian Profile. 47, 3, p. 43-60 17 p., 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Government debts and fiscal deficits in the United Kingdom: A Critical Review

Siddiqui, K., 1 Mar 2019, In : World Review of Political Economy. 10, 1, p. 40-68 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

austerity policy
debt policy
money supply

Inde: des réformes au détriment de l'industrialisation

Translated title of the contribution: India: reforms to the detriment of industrializationSiddiqui, K., 6 May 2019, In : Alternatives Sud. 26, 2, p. 119-134 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Economic reform
Economic growth
Infrastructure projects
Economic cooperation
Regional economics

Press / Media

Capitalism, Globalisation and Inequality

Kalim Siddiqui


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Hindu Nationalism and the Consolidation of Hate Politics in India

Kalim Siddiqui


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment