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Ibrahim K. Shikaki
Assistant Professor of Economics
Phone: (860) 297-2681 Office Location: Williams Memorial 312
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Trinity College faculty member since 2019 View office hours for Fall 2019
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Degrees:
Ph.D., The New School (2019)
M.A., The New School (2016)
M.S., Int'l Univ. College of Turin (2011)
B.S., Birzeit Univ. (2006)

Ibrahim earned his PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research, NY in 2019. Prior to pursuing his PhD degree, he worked with local and international institutions conducting economic and policy research in Palestine.

His research revolves around macroeconomics, distribution and inequality, heterodox growth models and political economy. He is particularly interested in identifying and rectifying the shortcomings of macroeconomic analysis when studying the diverse political, social and institutional context of developing countries.  

Ibrahim has taught economics in the US, Italy, and Palestine. His teaching experience and the diverse backgrounds of his students allowed him to identify key strategies that he utilizes in the classroom: keeping students updated on the “meta-picture” of the course, understanding the backgrounds and capabilities of his students, and most importantly, he found that students who are constantly reminded of the direct, daily relevance of what they're learning never ask ‘what is the point of all of this?’.