Surekha Rao

Business and Economics IU Northwest

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Areas of Expertise

Gender and science, globalization and international business, Indian economy, economic development and regional economic development, statistical modeling, applied economic issues.

Expert Bio

Professor Surekha Rao is an expert in the areas of gender inequality and sustainability, globalization, the Bayesian paradigm, and forecasting. She is a passionate advocate for global diversity and globalization and a leading India expert with extensive knowledge of emerging economies.

Rao is president emeritus of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences. She obtained her master's from Delhi School of Economics and her Ph.D. from Australia. She held visiting professorships in Europe, India and the U.S. and has delivered invited lectures around the globe. Rao is a spokesperson for promoting Indo-U.S. economic, business and academic relations and collaboration.

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Updated on: January 6, 2020