Vasant A. Sukhatme

Edward J. Noble Professor Emeriti
Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics

Carnegie Hall, 303
Telephone: 651-696-6744

Professor Sukhatme teaches courses in microeconomics and economic development, and has long taught a survey course on the work of Adam Smith and Karl Marx. A past chair of the conomics Department, his research, often in collaboration with students, has appeared in journals such as Economic Development and Cultural Change and the Review of Agricultural Economics. In recent years he (with his co-author) has worked on tournament theory using unique data sets from men’s and women’s professional tennis, publishing in Applied Economics and the Journal of Sports Economics. He is a recipient of both major faculty awards conferred by Macalester: The Excellence in Teaching Award and the Thomas Jefferson Award for lifetime teaching, research and service contributions to the college.

BA: Presidency College, University of Kolkata, India
MA: Economics, University of Southern California
PhD: University of Chicago, 1977