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Galal A. Amin

Galal Amin is a Professor of Economics at the American University in Cairo.  He received a L1.B. degree from the Faculty of law, Cairo University (1955), and an  MSc (1961)and PhD (1964) in economics from the London School of Economics. He taught economics at Ain-Shams University and at UCLA as a Visiting Professor and was Economic Advisor to the Kuwait Fund for Economic Development from 1974-78. 

He is the author of many books in Arabic and English on the economic, social and political developments in Egypt and the Arab World,  the best known of which are:  Whatever Happened to the Egyptians (AUC Press,  2000) and Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians (AUC Press,  2004)


Research Interests

  • Economic philosophy
  • Economic and Social problems in Egypt
  • Economic development and the history of economic thought.

Recent Courses Taught

  • Econ 201: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Econ 312: Economic Development
  • Econ 411: Philosophy of Economics
  • Econ 405: History of Economic Thought
Recent Publications
  • “Globalization” (Cairo, Dar Al-Shorouq, 2009)
  • “The Philosophy of Economics” (Cairo, Dar Al-Shorouq, 2008)
  • “Illusion of Progress in the Arab World” (Cairo, AUC Press, 2006)