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I am an Assistant Professor of Economics in the College of Business at San Francisco State University since 2013. I earned my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Riverside in 2013 with a focus in Macroeconomics, Financial Economics and Econometrics. I was honored with the prestigious Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship Award and Outstanding Teaching Award at UCR. I also have prior professional experience in Development Economics at the World Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

My research focuses on Central Bank (Monetary) Policies, Inflation and Financial Stability. I have taught a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level at SFSU and UC Riverside. These include Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Money and Banking, Econometric Theory, and Forecasting/Time Series Econometrics with applications to Micro/Macro and Financial data.

E-mail: vkakar@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-3461
Fax:       (415) 338-1057

Office:   HSS 150A
Office hours (SP 2016):
W: 11am-1pm
 Th: 12:15pm-2:15pm

Mailing address:

Department of Economics         
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 142
San Francisco, CA 94132
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