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Professor Emeritus of Economics

Ohio University

Rajindar came to Delhi, India in 1947 as a refugee when India was divided into India and Pakistan.  Raj received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Delhi in India and a Master’s Degree from the University of Gauhati in India. He furthered his education at the University of Rochester where he received a second Master’s Degree and Doctorate Degree in 1968. In 1965, he joined Ohio University, Athens, OHIO. He has been the recipient of several fellowships including of the research fellowship from the Indian Statistical Institute from 1971-72. In 1980 he was also the recipient of outstanding Graduate Faculty Award.  He has received a number of times Irwin Distinguished paper award at the Midwest Business Economics Association Conference.  He was President, Midwest Business Economics Association in 1992-93 and President of the Association of Economic Studies in 1999-2003. He got married to Manjulika Koshal in 1966 and she joined him in Athens in 1968. He was a professor of economics at Ohio University from 1974-2002 Raj is currently a professor emeritus of economics at Ohio University and continues to publish articles. Raj and Manjulika are the parents of two children Vinita and Vipin. They have five grandchildren.



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1968                Ph.D.     University Rochester USA 
1965                MA       University of Rochester (USA) 
1957                MS        University of Gauhati (India)

1954                BS         University of Delhi (India)


Scholarships, Honors, Fellowships


2004  Listed in Who’s Who in the Social Sciences

2002-2003  Outstanding Leadership as President of the Athens Rotary Club

2000-2002  Outstanding Leadership and Contribution to the Development Studies Program at Ohio University

2000  Irwin Distinguished Paper Award

1994   Irwin Distinguished Paper Award

1990  Irwin Distinguished Paper Award

1988  Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award

1987  Nominated for Outstanding Teaching Award

1985 Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award

1981 Ohio University Research Grant

1980 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award

1978 Ohio University Research Grant

1976  Southeast Asia Travel Research Grant

1975  Ohio University, Research Grant

1975  American Philosophical Society, Research Grant

1975  National Science Foundation Faculty Research Participation Grant

1973  Ohio University Summer Research Grant

1971-72  Research Fellowship from the India Statistical Institute, Calcutta

1961-64  Fellowship for graduate work from the University of Rochester


 Professional Affiliations

                                    Office Bearer

Ø Board of Trustees, the Friends of India Endowment (1985-Present)


ØChairman of the Friends of India Endowment (1985-1995)

Ø President of the Athens Rotary Club (2002-2003)

Ø President of the Association of Indian Economic Studies (1999-present)

ØPresident, Midwest Business Economics Association (1992-93)

Ø President elect, Midwest Business Economics Association (1991-92)

Ø Program Chairman, Midwest Business Economics Association, (1991-92)

Ø Vice President, Midwest Economics Association (1990-91)

Ø Member, Executive Committee, Midwest Economics Association (1987-90)

Ø Chairman, Industry Group, Association of India Economic Studies (1976-Present)

Ø Co-Chairman, undergraduate Conference Ohio Association of Economists and  Political Science, (1975-1978)

Ø Member of the Council of the India Econometric Society (1970-73)


American Economic Association, Indian Econometric Society, India Economic  Association, Regional Science Association, Western Economic Association, Eastern Economic Association, Atlantic Economic Association, Operational Society of America, Association for Indian Economic Studies.


 Teaching Experience


2004 - Present            Professor Emeritus of Economics

1974 - 2004                Professor of Economics,  Ohio University

1972 - 1974                Associate professor of Economics, Ohio University

1971 - 1972                Visiting Professor, Indian Statistical Institute (Planning Unit), New Delhi

1970 - 1971                Associate Professor of Economics, Ohio University

1965 - 1970                Assistant Professor of Economics, Ohio University


Taught Macroeconomics and Public Finance to Ph.D. students at the Indian Statistical Institute (Planning Unit). Taught Managerial Economics and Forecasting courses in the Ohio University Executive MBA Program; also taught Principles, intermediate and advanced economics, Economic History, Mathematics for Economists, and International Trade Courses. I have also taught Economic Development, Statistics, Econometrics, courses in the Quantitative Methods Department and Special Honors College Courses. I have taught a course in Economics in the MBA program. I also taught Economics of Transportation and Economics of Environment. In addition I taught courses in experienced Teacher Programs at a summer NSF institute. I also participated in a study abroad program in Italy in 1968. I have also taught Economics of Health Care.


Administrative Experience


2000 – 2002                Director, International Development Studies, Ohio University

1984 -1990                  Graduate Program in Economics, Ohio University

1981-1984                   Chairman, Department of Economics, Ohio University

1978-1980                   Chairman, Graduate Program in Economics, Ohio University


Professional Work Experience  

I worked for about five years with the planning Commission, Government of India. I was connected with various studies dealing with economic planning, especially transport planning. During the preparation of the Third Five Year Plan, I acquired practical experience in the formulation of plans. I drafted the railroad section in the Third Plan.

I was also associated with various studies undertaken by the Committee on Transport Policy and Coordination, which was set up by the Government of India in 1959 to recommend a long-term transport policy for the country with respect to various economic and other relevant factors; I assisted the Chairman on field trips and in discussions with various state governments.


Consultant For The Following Organizations:

ØGeneral Research Corporation; McLean, Virginia

ØOak Ridge National Laboratory

ØNational Science Foundation; Member, Proposal Evaluating Panel

ØAsian Development Bank; Manila, Philippines

ØPrinceton Economic Association; Princeton, NJ

ØAsian Development Bank; Manila, Philippines

ØWilliam Lewis & Associates; Portsmouth, Ohio

ØKatten, Muchin, Zavis, & Dombroff; Washington D.C.


Workshop Participation

ØApplied Multivariate Analysis.” University Associates.  Princeton, New Jersey.  May, 1982.


ØDevelopment and Technology.” Ohio University. April, 1982.


ØMultiple Time Series Forecasting.” University Associates.  Princeton, New Jersey. June, 1981.


ØSouthern Ohio Faculty Forum on Energy.” Cleveland, Ohio.  November 7-9, 1979.


ØSymposium on Energy Technology and Society Computers Electronics.” Ohio University, October 15-16, 1979.


ØEconomics of Pollution.” National Science Workshop. University of Pittsburgh. July-August, 1973.


ØComputer Workshop.” Bureau of Business and Economics; Boulder, Colorado. August, 1969.


ØEconomics of Steel.” Iron and Steel Institute & West Virginia University. Wheeling, West Virginia. April, 1969.


ØModel Building.” Institute for Advanced Technology. March, 1969.