Sandeep Kumar Rangaraju


PHONE: 801.626.6094



ADDRESS: 1337 Edvalson St Dept 3807, Ogden, UT 84408


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 and oil price 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.


Sandeep is a die-hard Cricket lover and has an insatiable appetite for this game and its history. He also enjoys going for a hike and driving in the mountains.



  1. “The Confidence Channel of U.S. Financial Uncertainty: Evidence from Industry level Data” (with Mohamad Karaki), Economic Modelling, Vol. 129, 106557, December 2023
  2. "Oil News Shocks and the U.S. Stock Market" (with Zeina Alsalman and Ana Maria Herrera), Energy Economics, Vol. 126, 106891, October 2023
  3. "Tax News in Good News and Bad Times" (with Ana Maria Herrera), Economics Letters, Vol. 207, October 2021.
  4. "The Nonlinear Unemployment-In ation Relationship and the Factors that Define It" (with Andrew Keinsley), Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 47, 354{377, June 2021
  5. "Monetary Policy Shock and Industrial Production: Industry-Level Evidence from the US” (with Nazneen Ahmad), Journal of Economic Studies, Vol.48, Issue 6, 1207-1227, August 2021
  6. "The Effect of Oil Supply Shocks on U.S. Economic Activity: What Have We Learned?", (with Ana Maria Herrera), Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 35 (2), 141-159, March 2020.
  7. "The Quantitative Effects of Tax Foresight: Not All States Are Equal" (with Ana Maria Herrera), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 107, Oct 2019.
  8. "Oil Price Shocks and U.S. Economic Activity," (with Ana Maria Herrera and Mohamad B. Karaki), Energy Policy, Vol. 129, 89-99, 2019.
  9. "Macroeconomic Effects of Consumer Confidence Shock-Evidence for State Dependence," (with Nazneen Ahmad), Journal of Economic Studies, Vol 46, Issue 7, Nov 2019.
  10. "Where Do Jobs Go When Oil Prices Drop," (with Ana Maria Herrera and Mohamad B. Karaki), Energy Economics, Vol. 64, Issue C, 469-482, 2017.


  1. The Private and Public Economic Impacts of Fracking in Wyoming (with Gavin Roberts). In When Fracking Comes to Town: Governance, Planning and Economic Impacts of the US Shale Boom (Sabina Deitrick, and Ilia Murtazashvili, eds.), Under contract, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.