Welcome to my website! 

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 with a focus in Macroeconomics, Time Series, and Applied 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). 

I have a great passion for teaching and 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.

My hobbies include traveling, yoga, basketball, and photography. 

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

Office hours (SP 2018):
Mon Thurs 2-4pm
Office:   HSS 150A

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

"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."  -George Bernard Shaw