Sujata Verma, Ph.D.

Director, Undergraduate Day Business Program

Professor, Economics


  • Ph.D., International Economics. University of California, Santa Cruz, 2000.
    • Dissertation: The Architecture of the International Capital Markets: Theory and Evidence
  • MA, International Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1997.
    • Fields of Specialization: International Finance, International Trade
  • MPhil., Economics Delhi School of Economics,Delhi University, India, 1988.
    • Thesis: The Impact of Tax Policy on Savings and Investment Behavior in India
  • MA, Economics. Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India, 1987.
    • Fields of Specialization: Econometrics, Statistics and Public Finance
  • BA, Economics. Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India, 1985.

Courses Taught

  • Business Internship
  • Economics of Environment
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Business Analysis Using Spreadsheets
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • International Economics
  • Money, Markets and  Financial Systems
  • International Business
  • Economies of Less Developed Countries
  • Indian Economy since Independence
  • Development Economics
  • Business Statistics

Research and Interests

  • Environmental Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Sovereign Debt
  • International Capital Markets
  • Economies of India and China
  • Development Economics
  • Happiness Surveys
  • Social Capital
  • Reputation Models
  • Public Finance


  • Community Based Learning and Community Engagement Mini-Grant, Notre Dame de Namur University, 2008-2009
  • Faculty Development Research Grant, Notre Dame de Namur University, Spring 2005, Spring 2006
  • Best Ph. D. Thesis in International Economics, International Economics Research Award, Export Import Bank, India, 2000
  • Singh Fellowship Recipient, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1997-1998
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient, Delhi School of Economics, India, 1986-1987
  • All India Entrance Scholarship Recipient, Delhi University, India, 1982-1985

Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society


  • Reviewed a paper by Gregor Irwin and David Vines titled ‘The Efficient Resolution of International   Capital Account Crisis: How to avoid Moral Hazard’ for International Journal of Finance and Economics.
  • Social Capital Case Study: Belmont-Redwood Shores School District, Teaching Case Study, March 2004.
  • Rescue Packages and Output Losses Following Crises (with Michael P. Dooley) in Managing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets, Michael P. Dooley and Jeffrey A. Frenkel, ed., National Bureau of Economic Research, March 2003.
  • Determinants of Sovereign Defaults: What does the Empirical Evidence Tell Us? Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai, India, November 2002.
  • The Architecture of the International Capital Markets: Theory and Evidence, Export Import Bank of India Publication, Occasional Paper No. 82, March 2001.
  • Savings, Investment and Marginal Effective Tax Rates in India (with Raghabendra Jha), in International Journal of Development Banking, Volume 8 No. 1, January 1990.

Paper and Lecture Presentations

  • ‘Social Stratification: Caste System in India’ NDNU guest lecture, February, 2013; February 2011
  • How Economic Cycles Affect City Govt. Budgets Evidence from Five California Cities. Notre Dame de Namur University Faculty Colloquium, April 12, 2010.
  • US Economy in the 1980’s. Notre Dame de Namur University Faculty Panel Presentation, September 2006.
  • Impact of China’s Economic Growth on Developing Countries. Notre Dame de Namur University Faculty Development Colloquium, March 2006.
  • Religions of the World: Hinduism. Notre Dame de Namur University, November 2004.
  • Religions of the World: Hinduism. Notre Dame de Namur University, November 2003.
  • International Debt Crises. Notre Dame de Namur University Faculty Development Colloquium, April 2003.
  • The Changing Role of the International Monetary Fund in the New International Financial Architecture. Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, India, August 30, 2001.
  • The International Monetary Fund and ‘Bailing In’ the Private Sector (with Michael P. Dooley) presented at the NBER Conference on Management of Currency Crises, Monterey, California, March 28-31, 2001.