Venoo Kakar

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I am an Assistant Professor of Economics in the College of Business at San Francisco State University (SFSU). I received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Riverside (UCR). My research interests are in Macroeconomics, Econometrics, and Time Series with a focus on monetary economics, consumer finances, inequality and housing economics. I have prior professional experience in Development Economics at the World Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). I am an affiliate faculty at the Center for Applied Housing Research.

I have a great passion for teaching and research. I have taught a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level at SFSU and UC Riverside. These include Macroeconomics, Econometrics, and Forecasting/Time Series Analysis with applications to Micro/Macro/Financial data. I regularly work with students to mentor, develop, and collaborate on research.

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

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

Office Hours: MW noon-1pm, M 3-5pm (HSS 150A)

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