Vimal Kumar.                                       [Download]

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Assistant Professor                       June 2009 -

Work Areas: Political Economics, Growth Theory.

Economist                                        August 2008 - May 2009

Work Areas: Risk Decisions and Pension Economics.


Ph.D. in Economics                        Sept 2003 - Jun 2008

Dissertation Title: On the Dynamics of Property Rights. 


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Prof. S. Skaperdas +1(949) 824-4167.

Prof. P. Ranjan   +1 (949) 824-1926.


            Fields of Interest: Applied Microeconomics, Political Economy,

                                      Economic Development, Technological    

                                      Change and Growth, Law and Economics. 

B.Tech. & M.Tech., Mechanical Engineering                                July 1998 - July 2003. 




Works in Progress

  • Growth and The Endogenous Emergence of Governance in The Shadow of Conflict.
  • Continuous Product Cycle and International Trade. (with Priya Ranjan)  


Teaching Experience 

Instructor (Money and Banking)                               Summer 2006.
Teaching Assistant:                                                  Fall 2004 - Winter 2008.

Conference and Workshops

  • Conference.
  1.    The Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference on Social Choice and Behavioral Sciences (May 26, 2006), Sponsored by the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California Irvine
  2.  Democracy and its Development, The Fourth Annual CSD Graduate Student Conference (2007-08), Organized by The Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) at the University of California, Irvine.
  3. The Fourth Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development (December 17-18, 2008), Organized by Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi.



            a.    Invited participation at European Science Days 2005 in Steyr, Austria.

            b.  Invited Participation at the Workshop on “New Techniques in Applied Economic Research” on   December 15-17, 2008, organized by The Institute of EconomicGrowth, University of Delhi Enclave.


Awards and Honors 

  1.  Social Science Merit Fellowship 2003-08: \$40,000/Year
  2.  Social Science Summer Fellowship: 2004(\$5000), 2006(\$3000), 2007(\$5000).
  3. Institute of Mathematical Behavioral Science: 2004(\$750), 2007(\$500).
  4. Center for the Study of Democracy Research Grant, 2005(\$2000).
  5. CGPACS-Graduate Student Grant 2007-08: \$1500.
  • Others 
  1. 3rd Place in All India School Quiz 93-94, organized by the Public School Association of India.
  2. Recipient of the National Talent SearchExamination (NTSE) Scholarship 1995, awarded each year to only 750 class10 students from all over India.


Mathematical And Economic Expertise

  •  Dynamic Programming, Optimal Control, and Calculus of Variation.
  •  Game Theory, Differential Games, and Strategy.
  •  Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes.
  •  Analytical and Numerical Techniques in Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations.
  • Various Econometrics Estimation methods including ANOVA  \& Parametric Analysis, Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation. 



  1.  As one of 20 Core Group Members of Mood Indigo 2001, raised over $100,000 and led a team of 200 people in organizing India's largest student event.
  2.  As Core Group Member (Finance) of Mood Indigo 2002 oversaw catering and hospitality groups. Led both groups to profitability for the first time in the event’s 25 year long history.