Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

UAlbany Professor Honored by Research Division of the International Monetary Fund

UAlbany’s Distinguished professor of economics and health policy, management & behavior Dr. Kajal Lahiri was paid tribute in Washington DC on April 26 and 27 by more than 50 internationally respected economists in the best way researchers know how: presenting their own work as an outgrowth of his. At the Workshop on Forecasting Issues in Developing Economies, hosted by the research division of the International Monetary fund, Dr. Lahiri was honored on his 70th birthday for more than four decades of important contributions to the field of economics, particularly in the areas of econometrics, economic forecasting and the economics of health.

[Photo: Dr. Kajal Lahiri]

The conference’s summary noted: “The impressive range of Lahiri’s work was highlighted throughout the conference as different presenters pointed out how their work built on his research.”

The more than 50 economists from all over the world who presented the papers included former Dr. Lahiri PhD students. He has been the primary advisor of 56 doctoral dissertations to date and has been ranked among the top five percent of mentors worldwide by the economic bibliographic database IDEAS, based on their record of PhD students. A collection of the presented papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Forecasting (Elsevier).