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Demystifying macroeconomics for grad students and executives

For Dr. Farrokh Langdana, when it comes to teaching finance and economics, particularly macroeconomics, it’s not just business - it’s also personal. Affectionately known as the "Macro Giant," Langdana’s warm, approachable and friendly demeanor garner high marks from his students and critical acclaim and recognition from his colleagues. He is the recipient of the Horace dePodwin Research Award as well as over 20 teaching awards, including the Rutgers Warren I. Susman Award and Rutgers Business School’s Paul Nadler Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Langdana joined Rutgers-Newark’s faculty in 1997 and currently teaches various courses in the university’s highly ranked executive MBA program, of which he is the director. He also teaches extensively in France, China, and Singapore and has taught in Iceland, too.

The author of many publications on macroeconomics, his most recent book in the area is Macroeconomic Policy: Demystifying Monetary and Fiscal Policy (Springer, 2002). Macroeconomic Policy, described as a user-friendly dissertation on the driving forces behind macroeconomic policy, continually receives praise for its appropriateness for readers of all types.

Langdana received his doctoral degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and his bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India.