SANDEEP KUMAR RANGARAJU
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
OFFICE: WB 237
Sandeep Kumar Rangaraju joined the Weber State University faculty in July 2015 and serves as an associate professor of economics at the Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State University.
Rangaraju received his PhD in economics in August 2015 from Gatton School of Business and Economics at University of Kentucky. He received his bachelor’s degree (B-Tech) in electronics and instrumentation engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, and his MBA and MA in economics from Central Michigan University.
Rangaraju’s primary research interests are in the field of macro and monetary economics, and energy economics. He is especially interested in the macroeconomics effects of news shocks. Two of his recent papers examine how tax news shocks affect the national and state-level aggregate economy. His current research investigates the effect of oil price shocks on total job flows and on the industry level job creation and destruction.
Rangaraju has taught classes in macroeconomics and international trade at different levels and enjoys teaching business statistics courses.
Ph.D., Economics - Gatton School of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, 2015
MS, Economics - University of Kentucky, 2012
MA, Economics - Central Michigan University, 2010
MBA - Central Michigan University, 2008
B-Tech, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering - Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, 2006
WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
- Tax News in Good and Bad Times (with Ana Maria Herrera), Economics Letters.
- The Nonlinear Unemployment-Inflation Relationship and the Factors that Define It” (with Andrew Keinsley), Eastern Economic Journal.
- ”Monetary Policy Shock and Industrial Production: Industry-Level Evidence from the US” (with Nazneen Ahmad), Journal of Economic Studies.
- The Quantitative Effects of Tax Foresight: Not All States Equal (coauthored with Ana Maria Herrera), forthcoming, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.
- The Effect of Oil Supply Shocks on U.S. Economic Activity: What Have We Learned? (with Ana Maria Herrera), forthcoming, Journal of Applied Econometrics.
- Where Do Jobs Go When Oil Prices Drop", (with Ana Maria Herrera and Mohamad B. Karaki), Energy Economics, 64, 469-482.
- Macroeconomic Effects of Consumer Confidence Shock-Evidence for State Dependence, (with Nazneen Ahmad), forthcoming, Journal of Economic Studies.
- Oil Price Shocks and U.S. Economic Activity, (with Ana Maria Herrera and Mohamad B. Karaki), forthcoming, Energy Policy.