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Rao Singamsetti

Rao Singamsetti

Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Phone: (860) 768-4779
singamset@hartford.edu





Courses:

QNT 720
Business Forecasting

QNT 230
Business Statistics

QNT 130
Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Business

Rao Singamsetti, after teaching economics for ten years in the Andhra University, went to SUNY, Buffalo, New York and earned Ph.D. in Economics. He joined the faculty of the AACSB accredited, Barney School of Business of the University of Hartford.  He is now Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Finance and Insurance. His articles appeared in journals like the Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Southern Economic Journal, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Explorations in Economic Research.

Education:
PhD Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Interests:
Status of War on Poverty in the U.S. since 1960’s and forecasting foreign exchange rates using econometric methods.

Selected Scholarship Books and Articles: “Circumstances in which Different Criteria of Estimation can be applied to Estimate Policy Effects” with DR. P.A.V.B. Swamy and J.S.Mehta.

“Innovation and the Personality Profiles of Firms,” with Dr. M.Gort.

“Concentration And Profit Rates: New Evidence on an Old Issue,” with Dr.M.Gort.

Currently working on writing a book, entitled, “Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Business,” with Dr. Bharat R. Kolluri.

Recent Achievements and Honors:
President, Connecticut Valley Hindu Temple Society from 1983 – 1999.
Recipient of State of Connecticut, General Assembly official Citation for Community Service, in 1997.
Established Endowment in the University of Hartford to honor the best student of the Barney School of Business on an annual basis.

Professional Activities:
Member, American Economic Association

Consultancies: Wiremold Co., West Hartford.

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