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