M. Najeeb Shafiq

  • Professor

M. Najeeb Shafiq is Professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education (primary appointment), Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (joint appointment) and Department of Economics (secondary appointment). He earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Education from Columbia University and previously held appointments at the World Bank and Indiana University-Bloomington.

Dr. Shafiq uses large data sets, advanced quantitative methods, and traditional and behavioral economics to understand education and political economy issues in low- and middle-income countries. Typically, he adopts a comparative approach by using data from multiple countries to examine similarities and differences between countries. His research on educational privatization, the social benefits of education, and human capital have appeared in American Journal of Education; Economics of Education Review; Education Policy Analysis Archives; Encyclopedia of Educational Economics & Finance; Education Economics; International Journal of Educational Development; Journal of Asian Economics; Journal of Conflict Resolution; Journal of Development Studies; Journal of Education Finance; Journal of International Development; Research in Higher Education; Review of Middle East Economics and Finance; and World Development.