09/07/2012 10:54 AM
Areendam Chanda, the John C. Hamilton Professor for Developing Scholars in the LSU
Department of Economics, has been appointed as associate editor of the Southern Economic
Journal. The SEJ is a publication of the Southern Economic Association that began
its publication in 1933. It is the eight oldest American academic journal in the economic
“This is a very impressive milestone for Areendam, and his appointment obviously reflects
the respect members of the profession have for him and his scholarship,” said LSU
Department of Economics Chair Robert Newman. “The SEJ is a highly regarded general-interest
journal in economics and has a long and rich history, publishing some of the classic
works in the discipline.”
Chanda, who joined LSU’s faculty in 2004, has research interests in macroeconomics.
He is an associate professor in the department and earned his Ph.D. from Brown University
According to the SEA’s website, the association is “one of the oldest regional economics
associations in the United States, dating back to a conference held in Atlanta in
November 1928.” Membership of SEA includes a diverse set of scholars with a great
range in their substantive interests and in their methods of inquiry.
The Department of Economics at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers courses that provide its undergraduate and graduate students an intellectual challenge and strong analytic training and the tools to understand the economic and social problems faced both domestically and internationally. The faculty’s dedication to quality teaching and research is reflected by numerous awards received and peer-reviewed scholarly articles published in high-quality economic journals. The Journal of Labor Research and the Journal of Macroeconomics, two highly regarded academic journals, are edited within the department. For more information, visit www.business.lsu.edu/economics or call 225-578-5211.
Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012