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Ravi Radhakrishnan

Associate Professor of Economics and Business

Economics and Business Program Chair

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BA: Economics, Delhi University
MA: Economics, Delhi University
PhD: Economics, Virginia Tech


Dr. Ravi Radhakrishnan joined Centre College in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Economics. His area of specialization is growth theory with a focus on the role of rent-seeking activities like lobbying on long-run productivity growth. Another area of his work focuses on intellectual property rights and economic growth. His research in these areas has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals in economics. Dr. Radhakrishnan was named Centre Scholar during 2017-2019 for excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service to the college. 


  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Economic Growth
  • Money and Banking
  • International Trade
  • Topics in Monetary Policy. 


1. "Public expenditure allocation, lobbying, and growth", forthcoming, Journal of Public Economic Theory. 

2. "Productivity growth and welfare in a model of allocative inefficiency", Journal of Economics, Vol.123(3), 2018 

3. "Trade and Growth in a Model of Allocative Inefficiencies", B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 17(2), 2017 

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