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Welcome to Vamsi Vakulabharanam

Welcome to new Associate Professor Vamsi Vakulabharanam. Vamsi worked previously at the University of Hyderabad and the City University of New York (2004-2014). He obtained his Ph.D. from the Economics Department in 2004 and held fellowships at the Institute for Economic Thinking (INET) and the India China Institute of the New School (NY) between 2008 and 2014. His research interests are in the areas of Political Economy of Inequality, and Economic Development with a focus on the Asian Context.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 17, 3:30 p.m.
Applied Microeconomics Workshop

Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University
"Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan"
919 Thompson Hall

Monday, September 22, 4:00 p.m.
Economic Theory Workshop
Naoki Yoshihara
"Technical Change, Capital Accumulation, and Income Distribution"
919 Thompson Hall

Friday, September 26, 3:00 p.m.
Political Economy Research Institute and
History & Development Workshop
Denny H. Kalyalya, Executive Director, Africa Group I, The World Bank
"Financing for Development"
3rd floor Conference Room, Gordon Hall

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