M. Najeeb Shafiq
Professor of Education, Economics and International Affairs


  • International Comparisons 
  • PISA

M. Najeeb Shafiq is a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds appointments in the School of Education, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Department of Economics. He also serves as a Consultant for the World Bank. 

As an education economist, he adopts an interdisciplinary approach and advanced quantitative methods to explore the following topics: 

– The effect of education on civic, moral, and political outcomes

– The evaluation of educational privatization and school choice (e.g., the effect of educational vouchers on social cohesion)

– The long-run benefits of early childhood education programs

– The social benefits of education (e.g., support for democracy, and opposition to terrorism and corruption)

– International assessments (e.g., PISA, PIAAC, and STEP Skills Measurement Surveys)

– Education and labor market outcomes

His articles have appeared in economics, education, and international development journals. He received his Ph.D. in Economics and Education from Columbia University in 2005.