Dr. Chander Kant joined Seton Hall University as an Associate Professor in Economics in 1989. He has taught undergraduate courses including Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Development and International Economics. His recent research interests are on long run economic growth, convergence/divergence and institutions and economic development. In the last five years, he has published his research in the Encyclopedia of Globalization, The Journal of Policy Modeling, Economic Globalization and Asia (a book), and at the Global Finance Conference 2005 Proceedings; and presented his research (in addition to Global Finance Conference 2005) at Western Economic Association International Conference 2005 and QQASS Conference on Macro and Financial/Econometrics 2006.
- Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
- "Income convergence and the catch-up index." North American Journal of Economics and Finance. Vol. 48, April 2019, pages 613-627, available at doi.org/10.1016/j.najef.2018.07.017
- "Financial openness & institutions in developing countries", Research in International Business and Finance, Vol. 46, December 2018, pp 240-250, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2018.03.001
- "Are institutions in developing countries malleable", Journal of Policy Modeling, Vol. 38, Issue 2, March-April 2016, pages 272-289, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpolmod.2016.01.002
Recent Conference Presentations:
- Privatization and Growth: Natural Experiments of European Economies in Transition. Presented at the 94th Annual Conference of Western Economic Association International held at San Francisco, CA, June 28, 2019; an earlier version presented at the 35th International Association for Research in Income and Wealth General Conference held August 20-25, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Growth Dynamics, Panel Estimation, and Human Capital. Presented at the 94th Annual Conference of Western Economic Association International held at San Francisco, CA, June 29, 2019.
- South Asia/Frontier Long-Term Income Dynamics and Income-Health Relationships Presented at the IARIW-CRIER conference on Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income, Inequality and Poverty in South Asia held on 23-24 November, 2017 in New Delhi, India.
- Recently served on the Organizing Committee of Society for Economic Measurement Annual Conference, 2019 held at Goethe University in Frankfurt, with co-sponsorship by the European Central Bank, August 16-18, 2019