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)
- 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
- “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)