Amal Ahmad

Amal Ahmad

Postdoctoral Fellow, Economics

University of Göttingen


I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Göttingen, in the department of Economics and the Center for Modern Indian Studies, having completed a PhD in Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2021). In my research, I use theoretical and applied microeconomics to study how poor rural populations respond to economic opportunities and constraints, as well as to study conflict and cooperative behavior in a range of settings. I will be on the 2022-2023 job market.


  • Development microeconomics
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Conflict, cooperation, and games


  • PhD in Economics, 2015-2021

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • MSc in Development Economics, 2013

    SOAS, University of London

  • BA in Economics and Black Studies, 2012

    Amherst College

Work in progress

Early age of marriage and child health (with Sebastian Vollmer).

Water user associations and collective action in developing countries (with Leonard Krapf and Sebastian Vollmer).

Teaching Experience

Average student reviews 4.9/5 (available upon request).


Main instructor

Economics Department at UMass Amherst

Jan 2019 – Jan 2021
  • Graduate mathematics camp
  • Graduate econometrics camp
  • Undergraduate intermediate microeconomics

Lab instructor, R

Economics Department at UMass Amherst

Sep 2017 – Dec 2017
  • Undergraduate econometrics

Teaching assistant

Economics Department at UMass Amherst

Aug 2015 – Dec 2020
  • Graduate mathematical economics
  • Graduate macroeconomics
  • Undergraduate game theory
  • Undergraduate introduction to macroeconomics

Technical Skills





  • Waldweg 26, Göttingen, 37073