Professor Kishore G. Kulkarni, Chief Editor
Kishore G. Kulkarni is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. As an Adjunct Professor, he has also taught at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Korbel School of International Studies - University of Denver, Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Mines. Prof. Kulkarni completed his B.A. (Economics) and M.A. (Economics) degrees from the University of Poona, India, with the “Outstanding Student (First and Second Ranks in Merit respectively) in Economics” Awards. He immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1976 and completed his M.A. (Economics) and Ph.D. (Economics) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He entered into his passion of full-time teaching immediately in 1981. His extraordinary teaching skills have brought him several teaching laurels including 2001 Outstanding Teaching Award by the Golden Key International Honor Society, inclusion of his biography in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (1998), and Best Teaching Award by Student Economic Society, 2014. His simple and humorous teaching style helped him get selected to the Spring 1994 voyage of the Semester at Sea Program. He has also delivered many special lectures and seminars all over the world.
Dr. Kulkarni has been busy in publishing activities. He has authored and or edited (or co-authored and co-edited) eight books, some of which have become famous textbook adoptions in Anerican and Indian universities. His most recent book (co-authored with Edwin Dolan) on Principles of Microeconomics was published by Best Value Textbooks (BVTpublishing.com) in September 2014. He has authored (or co-authored) 135 refereed journal articles which have appeared in such journals as the Indian Economic Journal, Indian Journal of Economics, Prajnan, Journal of Foreign Exchange and International Finance, International Journal of Development Banking, Asian Economic Review, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Margin, Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, SCMS Journal of Indian Management, Amity Business Journal, International Journal of Econometrics and Economic Development, and Indian Journal of Applied Economics. He co-founded with Dr. Bansi Sawhney and organized Indian Journal of Economics and Business for 15 years (2001-2016). The IJEB also organized conferences in USA and in India. His new journal IRBE is the continuation of his previous journal. For his numerous research activities, Dr. Kulkarni was awarded Outstanding Faculty Researcher/Scholar Award by the Golden Key International Honor Society in 1997. In 2004, the Faculty Senate of the Metropolitan State University of Denver awarded him the “Distinguished Service Award” which was followed by the “Extraordinary Service Award” by the University President in 2010. In 2012, the Dean of the College of Business at Metropolitan State University recognized him as the first “Distinguished Professor” in the college of business.
To carry out his research activities, he has held Visiting Research Fellowships at the National Institute of Bank Management in Pune, the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai, the Reserve Bank of India (DRG Project) in Mumbai, the School of Communications and Management Studies (SCMS) in Kochi, and the National Insurance Academy inPune. Professor Kulkarni resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife Jayashree, an accounting professor. Together they have two daughters, Lina and Aditi.
Amitabh S. Dutta, Co-Editor
Dr. Amitabh S Dutta is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Bisk College of Business at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Melbourne, Florida. At FIT, he has developed online classes for an MBA in Finance, and has formerly served as the Director of their Center of Ethics and Leadership. Dr. Dutta has an undergraduate degree in Statistics from the University of Bombay, an MBA from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in Finance from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Dr. Dutta's research interests include debt and dividend policy, investments, and recently, pedagogy. His recent publication evaluates possible spillover effects of cross listing a stock on both the Australian and British stock exchanges. Currently, he is working on a paper looking at hedge fund returns.
Bansi Sawhney, Co-Editor
Dr. Bansi Sawhney earned his Ph.D.in Economics from George Washington University. His research papers have appeared in national and international journals. His research interest ranges from topics in economic development and international trade to income inequality, deficits, public debt, stock market, and defense spending. He has received several research and service awards. He was the recipient of The Harry Wright Distinguished Research Professor of Economics from 2006-13. He was also an editor of IJEB for 15 years, and currently serves on the advisory board of several organizations.
Dr. Sawhney teaches, International Economics, Money & Banking, Managerial Economics, and Business and Public Policy in a Global Economy at the University of Baltimore.