Edward J. Noble Professor Emeritus
Microeconomics, applied microeconomics, and economic thought
Professor Sukhatme, now retired from full-time service, teaches courses in microeconomics, sports economics, and a survey course on the work of Adam Smith and Karl Marx. A past chair of the Economics 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 and from professional golf, 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. Also in the recent past he has held Fulbright professorships in Kerala, India, and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
BA: Presidency College, University of Kolkata, India
MA: Economics, University of Southern California
PhD: University of Chicago, 1977