SEJ Appoints Economics' Areendam Chanda Associate Editor

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 profession.


“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 in 2001.


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.


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Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012