Portrait of Dr Kalim Siddiqui Dr Kalim Siddiqui

k.u.siddiqui@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473615


Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics
Qualifications: BA (Hons), MA, PhD (Economics), PGCE, FHEA

Kalim is an economist, specialising in Development Economics, Economic Policy and International Economics. His work, which combines elements of international trade, development economics, economic policy, economic history and political economy, often challenges prevailing orthodoxy about which policies promote overall development in less developed countries. His specific area interests in India, China, Japan, the EU and the US.


Biographical Notes

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.

Kalim’s professional and academic career spans over 26 years in academic institutions in the UK, and Norway. Having gained a PGCE (HE) qualification at the University of Bradford, Kalim began his career in higher education in 1989 and since then, he has gained a wide range of experience, lecturing in Economics at the University of Bergen (1989-1996), the University of Bradford (1997-1999) and at the University of Leeds (2000-2001)

Kalim has taught at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience levels at the Universities in Norway and UK. He has taught at various levels in UK, Norway and Hong Kong and given seminars in many countries. He has taught students of many nationalities from diverse cultural backgrounds at Universities and this has strengthened his belief in the need for a wider approach to development issues. He has been active in curriculum development at undergraduate levels and has developed a range of economics modules. He is a political economist, working mainly on South Asian economies, globalisation, economic policy and international trade. He has contributed articles to a number of academic journals and books, also in newspapers.

To strengthen his knowledge and skills in Ph.D. supervision tasks, Kalim completed the Post-Graduate Certificate in Professional Development in Research Supervision from the University of Huddersfield.

Kalim acts as an external examiner for Doctoral theses in Economics. He also acts as visiting lecturer at Higher Academic Institutions in India. Kalim has presented papers on his research at international conferences in Denmark, Germany, Hungary, India, Pakistan, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Poland, Portugal, Russia, UK, and USA.


Academic Positions

  •  Present Appointment
    January 2002 to-date
    Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
    The Business School, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Previous Appointments

    University of Leeds, UK

    University of Bradford, UK

    University of Bergen, Norway


  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Professional Development in Research Supervision, University of Huddersfield, 2009, student identification number – 0873345/1; HESA reference: 0810618733456
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Post Compulsory Education and Training in Higher Education, University of Bradford, December 2007
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Recognition reference: 35037,   Nov.2010
  • Ph.D. in Economics from University of Bradford, 1995, UK
  • M.A. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India
  • BA (Hons.) in Economics from Jamia Millia University in New Delhi, India

Research and Scholarship

Kalim’s research focuses on international political economy, international trade, global development, growth and distribution. His principal research interests lie broadly in the political economy of development. More specifically he is interested in areas like international political economy, international trade, globalisation, economic policy, poverty and inequality, and development.Kalim has published books, and articles in edited books and also in refereed journals like – International Journal of Political Economy, World Review of Political Economy, Journal of Asian Public Policy, International Critical Thoughts, International Review of Applied Economics, Equilibrium Quarterly Journal of Economics, Research in World Economy, Journal of Economics and Political Economy, International Journal of Social and Economic Research, Turkish Economic Review, Asian Profile, Research in Applied Economics, Social Scientist, and Economic and Political Weekly.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Siddiqui, K (2017) ‘The Bolshevik Revolution and the Collapse of the Colonial System in IndiaInternational Critical Thought , 7 (3), pp. 418-437. ISSN 2159-8282

Siddiqui, K. and Armstrong, P. (2017) ‘Capital Control Reconsidered: Financialisation and Economic PolicyInternational Review of Applied Economics . ISSN 0269-2171

Siddiqui, K (2017) ‘Hindutva, Neoliberalism and the Reinventing of IndiaJournal of Economic and Social Thought , 4 (2), pp. 142-186. ISSN 2149-0422

Siddiqui, K (2017) ‘Capital liberalisation and economic instabilityJournal of Economics and Political Economy , 4 (1), pp. 14-32. ISSN 2148-8347


Siddiqui, K (2016) ‘International trade, WTO and economic developmentWorld Review of Political Economy , 7 (4), pp. 424-450. ISSN 2042-891X

Siddiqui, K (2016) ‘Will the growth of the BRICs cause a shift in the global balance of economic power in the 21st century?International Journal of Political Economy , 45, pp. 315-338. ISSN 0891-1916

Siddiqui, K (2016) ‘The Economics and Politics of Hindu Nationalism in IndiaAsian Profile , 44 (6), pp. 497-508. ISSN 0304-8675

Siddiqui, K (2016) ‘World Trade Organisation, International Trade and ProsperityInternational Journal of Social and Economic Research , 6 (2), pp. 1-28. ISSN 2249-6270

Siddiqui, K (2016) ‘Economic performance of Modi’s governmentThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (2016) ‘A Critical Study of ‘Hindu Nationalism’ in IndiaJournal of Business and Economic Policy , 3 (2), pp. 9-28. ISSN 2375-0766

Siddiqui, K (2016) ‘The Political Economy of Religion and Politics in IndiaJournal of Economic and Social Thought , 3 (1), pp. 79-100. ISSN 2149-0422

Siddiqui, K (2016) ‘The Political Economy of Free Trade, WTO and the Developing CountriesTurkish economic review , 3 (1), pp. 103-121. ISSN 2149-0414

Siddiqui, K (2016) ‘Experiences of developmental state in India and Taiwan’. In: India and Taiwan: from benign neglect to pragmatism. New Delhi – 110002 (India): Vij Books India Pvt Ltd. pp. 155-182. ISBN 9789384464837

Siddiqui, K (2016) ‘A study of Singapore as a developmental state’. In: Chinese global production networks in ASEAN. : Springer. pp. 157-188. ISBN 978-3-319-24232-3


Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘Political Economy of Japan’s Decades Long Economic StagnationEquilibrium: Quarterly Journal of Economics and Economic Policy , 10 (4). ISSN 2353-3293

Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘India's economy: promise and challengeEconomic review , 33 (2), pp. 2-6. ISSN 0265-0290

Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘Institutional CommunalismEconomic and Political Weekly , 50 (33), p. 4. ISSN 0012-9976

Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘Trade Liberalisation and Economic Development: A Critical ReviewInternational Journal of Political Economy , 44 (3), pp. 228-247. ISSN 0891-1916

Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘Reflections on Chinese Political EconomyTurkish economic review , 2 (2), pp. 49-87. ISSN 2149-0414

Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘Economic Policy – State versus Market Controversy’. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Applied Economics: Contemporary Issues in Economy under the title 'Market or Government?'. : Institute of Economic Research and Polish Economic Society. . ISBN 9788393784370

Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘Foreign Capital Investment into Developing Countries: Some Economic Policy IssuesResearch in World Economy , 6 (2), pp. 14-29. ISSN 1923-3981

Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘Challenges for Industrialisation in India: State versus Market PoliciesResearch in World Economy , 6 (2), pp. 85-98. ISSN 1923-3981

Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘Perils and Challenges of Chinese Economic DevelopmentInternational Journal of Social and Economic Research , 5 (1), p. 1. ISSN 2249-6270

Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘Agrarian Crisis and Transformation in IndiaJournal of Economics and Political Economy , 2 (1), pp. 3-22. ISSN 2148-8347

Siddiqui, K (2015) ‘Economic Policy – State Versus Market ControversyEquilibrium: Quarterly Journal of Economics and Economic Policy , 10 (1), pp. 9-32. ISSN 2353-3293


Siddiqui, K (2014) ‘Contradictions in development: growth and crisis in Indian economyEconomic and Regional Studies [Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne] , 7 (3), pp. 82-98. ISSN 2083-3725

Siddiqui, K (2014) ‘Modernisation and displacement of rural communities in IndiaJournal of social business , 4 (2/3), pp. 3-27. ISSN 2045-1083

Siddiqui, K (2014) ‘Growth and Crisis in India’s Political Economy from 1991 to 2013International Journal of Social and Economic Research , 4 (2), pp. 84-99. ISSN 2249-6270

Siddiqui, K (2014) ‘Higher education in the era of globalisationInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences , 3 (2), pp. 9-32. ISSN 2319-393X

Siddiqui, K (2014) ‘Flows of Foreign Capital into Developing Countries: A Critical ReviewJournal of International Business and Economics , 2 (1), pp. 29-46.


Siddiqui, K (2013) ‘Experiences of developmental state in India and TaiwanThink India Quarterly , 16. ISSN 2230-7850

Siddiqui, K (2013) ‘A Review of Pakistan’s Political EconomyAsian Profile , 41 (1). ISSN 0304-8675


Siddiqui, K (2012) ‘Developing Countries’ Experience with Neoliberalism and GlobalisationResearch in Applied Economics , 4 (4). ISSN 1948-5433

Siddiqui, K (2012) ‘Malaysia's socio-economic transformation in historical perspectiveInternational Journal of Business and General Management , 1 (2), pp. 21-50. ISSN 2319-2267

Siddiqui, K (2012) ‘Development and Displacement in India: Reforming the Economy towards SustainabilityJournal of Physics: Conference Series , 364, p. 012108. ISSN 1742-6596


Siddiqui, K (2011) ‘Political Economy of Development in PakistanZNet .

Siddiqui, K (2011) ‘Experiences of Capitalism in India and PakistanResearch in Applied Economics , 3 (1), pp. 1-48. ISSN 1948-5433


Siddiqui, K (2010) ‘Globalisation and Neo-liberal Economic Reforms in India: A Critical Review’. In: Globalization in India : new frontiers and emerging challenges. New Delhi: Prentice Hall India. pp. 219-243. ISBN 9788120340381

Siddiqui, K (2010) ‘The Political Economy of Development in SingaporeResearch in Applied Economics , 2 (2), p. E4. ISSN 1948-5433


Siddiqui, K (2009) ‘Japan: et stagnert mirakelKlassekampen , pp. 10-11.

Siddiqui, K (2009) ‘The Political Economy of Growth in China and IndiaJournal of Asian Public Policy , 2 (1), pp. 17-35. ISSN 1751-6234

Siddiqui, K (2009) ‘Politics and Religion in Modern IndiaZNet .

Siddiqui, K (2009) ‘Japan’s Economic RecessionResearch in Applied Economics , 1 (1), pp. 1-25. ISSN 1948-5433

Siddiqui, K (2009) ‘Financial Crisis and Its Impact on the Economies of China and IndiaResearch in Applied Economics , 1 (1). ISSN 1948-5433


Siddiqui, K (2008) ‘Free-Market Illusion and Global Financial CrisisMainstream weekly , XLVI (49).

Siddiqui, K (2008) ‘Globalisation and developing countries: opportunities or marginalisation?’. In: Globalisation at the Crossroads. New Delhi: Sarup and Sons. pp. 46-72. ISBN 81-7625-851-7

Girdner, E. and Siddiqui, K. (2008) ‘Neoliberal Globalization, Poverty Creation and Environmental Degradation in Developing CountriesInternational Journal of Environment and Development , 5 (1), pp. 1-27. ISSN 0973-3574


Siddiqui, K (1999) ‘New Technology and Process of Differentiation: Two Sugarcane Cultivating Villages in UPEconomic and Political Weekly , 34 (52), p. A139-A152. ISSN 0012-9976


Siddiqui, K (1998) ‘Agricultural Exports, Poverty and Ecological Crisis: Case Study of Central American CountriesEconomic and Political Weekly , 33 (39), p. A128-A136. ISSN 0012-9976


Siddiqui, K (1997) ‘Credit and Marketing of Sugarcane: A Field Study of Two Villages in Western Uttar PradeshSocial Scientist , 25 (1/2), pp. 62-93. ISSN 0970-0293


Siddiqui, K (1996) ‘Markedets magiske evner ['Free markets' and it's illusion]Klassekampen .

Siddiqui, K (1996) ‘A new strategy for the debt crisisInternational The News . ISSN 1563-9479

Siddiqui, K (1996) ‘Industrialisation under colonial regime: industrial development in British India, 1900-1946Pakistan Journal of History & Culture , 17 (1), pp. 11-59. ISSN 1012-7682


Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘Kapitalisme og forbruk [Capitalism and agriculture]Nationen .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘Food security and sutainable agricultureThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘Chile as a laboratory of economic reformsThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘Economic reforms and the poorThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘Role of the state in South-East AsiaThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘India: okonomireformer forsterker klasseskiller [India's recent economic reforms and its impact]Morgenbladet .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘Aid conditionality and the Third WorldThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘Global baerekraft [Estimation of National income, GDP & PPP]Klassekampen .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘North-South and global sustainabilityThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘Population and environment - a critical assessment I & IIThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘The origin of the marketThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1995) ‘The myth of free tradeThe Nation .


Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Evaluating Indian economic reformsThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Population, poverty and environmentThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Globalisation and the Third WorldThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Media, politikk og den tredje verden [Media, Liberalism and the Third World]Morgenbladet .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Hvordan fjerne sulten? [How do we remove hunger?]Morgenbladet .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Hvordan fjerne sulten? [How do we remove hunger?]Morgenbladet .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Media, politikk og den tredje verden [Media, Liberalism and the Third World]Morgenbladet .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘World development report 1993 - prescription for disasterThe Nation .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Konsekven sar av Frihandel for Utviklingsland [the consequences of Free Trade and developing countries]Det Norske Samlaget , pp. 20-39.

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Frihandel for hvem? [Free Trade for whom?]Morgenbladet .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Global ulikhet [Global inequality]Morgenbladet .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘World Bank vs environment in the Third WorldHumanekologi .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘Gatt og overprod [GATT trade and developing countries]Klassekampen .

Siddiqui, K (1994) ‘International trade and problems of inequality in the developing countries’. In: Miljø Årboka. Oslo, Norway: Det Norske Samlaget. .


Siddiqui, K (1991) ‘Economic development and 'free market'New Dehli newspaper .

Siddiqui, K (1991) ‘Indias feilslatte gronne revolusjon [Crisis of India's green revolution]Bergens tidende .


Siddiqui, K (1990) ‘Indien pa en skillevej [Current economic crisis in India]Information .

Siddiqui, K (1990) ‘Arsaker til volden i Kashmir [Causes for current violence in Kashmir]Bergens Tidende .

Girdner, E. and Siddiqui, K. (1990) ‘The Political Economy of Communalism in IndiaAsian Profile , 18 (2). ISSN 0304-8675

Siddiqui, K (1990) ‘Statskapitalism ingen losning for Indiens fattiga [State capitalism in India]Kommentar .

Siddiqui, K (1990) ‘Narkotika probleme - fra galt til verre [Poverty, illegal drugs and violence]Besten Tidende .

Siddiqui, K (1990) ‘Fremskreden kapitalisme, og kampen for kontollere verdensmarkedet [Capitalism and control of the world's market]Materialisten , pp. 140-147.

Siddiqui, K (1990) ‘Historical roots of mass poverty in India’. In: Trends and Strains. New Delhi, India: Peoples Publishing House. pp. 59-76.

Siddiqui, K (1990) ‘Political economy of terrorism - the process of capital accumulation in Latin America’. In: Genesis of Indo-Pakistan conflict on Kashmir. New Delhi, India: Patriot Publishers. pp. 212-225. ISBN 9788170501244


Siddiqui, K (1989) ‘Derfor er India sa fattig [Reasons behind mass poverty in India]Bergens Tidende .

Siddiqui, K (1989) ‘Kolonialisme sult og den tredje verdens tilbakeliggenhet [Colonialism, poverty and hunger in the Third World]Materialisten .


Siddiqui, K (1985) ‘Mer enn religion bak uroen [Religious violence in India]Bergens Tidende .

Siddiqui, K (1985) ‘U-landene vil hjelpe seg selv [Prospects of North-South economic cooperation]Bergens Tidende .


Kalim is a member of a number of professional organisations, including the Academy of International Business (AIB), Association for Heterodox Economics and other professional bodies such as: 

  1. Association for Heterodox Economics
  2. International Initiative for Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE)
  3. Post-Keynesian Economics Study Group (PKSG)
  4. International Political Economy Group (IPEG)
  5. International Development Economics Association (IDEAs).
  6. British International Studies Association (BISA)
  7. World Economics Association (WEA)
  8. The Royal Economic Society, UK
  9. The Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics
  10. Development Studies Association
  11. Fellow Status, The Higher Education Academy, UK


Academic Journals

Research Degree Supervision

Kalim’s main research focus is on trends in global economic development, especially the nature and role of the state and market. He has also been concerned with problems of growth, unemployment, economic development and poverty in the developing countries. He has written extensively on globalization, trade, foreign capital investment and economic reforms as well as on the political economy of development for chapters in books, academic journals and newspapers since 1985.

He is currently supervising Ph.D. students in Economics, particularly in areas of Development Economics, Trade and International Economics. To strengthen his knowledge and skills in Ph.D. supervision tasks, Kalim completed the Post-Graduate Certificate in Professional Development in Research Supervision from the University of Huddersfield.

Kalim has also acted as an external examiner for Doctoral theses at universities in UK, also acts as a visiting lecturer at several Higher Academic Institutions in India and has also delivered courses at other universities in the UK, Norway and Hong Kong. 

He has presented papers on his research at both international conferences in  Germany, India, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Pakistan, Hungary, Poland, USA, and UK.

Enterprise Activities

Since 1985, Kalim has contributed regularly as a paid columnist in Norway and Indian Subcontinent in Newspapers and Magazines. Kalim has also delivered guest lectures at Higher Education Institutions in India.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Kalim has taught a number of Economics courses which explore different economic perspectives but his main interests lie in the area of the political economy of international development. Kalim has been Course Leader for BSc Economics from June 2014 to July 2016 and teaches a variety of Economics and Business courses at the post-graduate and undergraduate levels. He was course leader for the BA (Hons.) in Business Management Programme full-time route at University Centre Oldham from January 2002 to June 2009. Kalim has developed undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the UK.

Kalim also has been Course Leader for undergraduate programme in Economics at Business School from September 2014 to August 2016.

Modules currently taught

  • International Economics
  • Emerging Markets (BRICS)
  • Economic History

Modules previously taught

  • Micro and Macro-economics
  • Economics for Industry
  • Managerial Economics
  • International Business
  • International and Pacific Asian Economies
  • History of Economic Thoughts
  • Theories of Value and Distributions
  • Contemporary issues in Business
  • Rural Development & Agrarian Economies
  • International Trade
  • International Political Economy, Society and Development
  • Development in South-East Asian Economies
  • Globalisation and Developing Countries
  • Managing International Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Methods