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Surekha Rao portrait

Surekha Rao

Associate Professor

Dunes Medical/Professional Building, Room 1122
Dr. Rao, a leading India expert recently delivered a keynote address in Wartburg College, Iowa, on “Understanding the Potential Impact of India’s Economic, Political, and Business Environment.”com/view/magazine#!/2011/10/corporation-education-day-keynote.html

Dr. Rao has extensive knowledge of Indian and the other emerging economies and has been actively engaged in providing awareness of the vast business potential of these economies through several community activities in Northwest Indiana. Dr. Rao has been a spokesperson for promoting In
do- US economic, business and academic relations and collaboration through her teaching and research and community activities.

She is the recipient of the national award for excellence in teaching from the National Society for Leadership and Success and is recipient of numerous awards for Teaching Research and Service.

Dr. Rao is passionate about promoting global diversity, globalization of courses and curriculum and a strong advocate for providing global experiences to students through variety of academic and cultural activities.


Undergraduate Students’ Research Papers and Presentations
1. “Do unemployment rates really matter?”. Under my mentorship Prakash Patel prepared and presented this paper at the Missouri Valley Economic Association meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in 2004. This research was funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund, IU Northwest.
2. “Real Estate Economics of Northwest Indiana”. Under my mentorship, Aaron Ingram prepared and presented this paper at the annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences at Westville in 2007. This research was funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund, IU Northwest.
3. “ Obesity and Poverty, a Socioeconomic Analysis, presented by Derek Johnson at the 81st Annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences
4. Project of Student from Statistics class was published as a lead story in the local newspapaer: http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/numbers-crunching/article_aaacc3e9-ff28-5f68-8fdf-b66149f525fd.html

Websites of Interest:
International Society for Bayesian Analysis

Social Science Research Network

Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Federal Reserve Bank

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Ministry of Finance, Government of India

The World Bank

International Monetary Fund

World Factbook by CIA