Venoo Kakar

Venoo Kakar, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. Professor Kakar earned her doctorate in Economics from the University of California at Riverside with a focus in Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, and Time Series Analysis.

Her scholarly work has been published in a variety of academic journals including Economic Modelling, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Economics Bulletin, Economics E-journal, and Journal of Family and Economic Issues. She has previously worked at in the area of Development Economics at the World Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). She is currently an affiliate faculty at the Center for Applied Housing Research.

Professor Kakar’s research interests are in monetary economics, consumer finances, inequality, and housing economics. Her current research aims to understand the implications of student loan debt on wealth outcomes for US households as well as the direct and indirect effects of monetary policy.

Professor Kakar also has a great passion for teaching and regularly works with students to mentor, develop, and collaborate on research. She has 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.


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

Office Hours: TBA (HSS 150A)

Department of Economics, San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 142, San Francisco, CA 94132


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