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About Vasant A. Sukhatme, Retired

Sukhatme is interested in microeconomics and the economic prospects of developing countries. He teaches courses on microeconomic theory, economic development and a survey course on the work of Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Sukhatme was given the college's Thomas Jefferson Award in 2002 for lifetime teaching, research and service contributions to the college. He is also a former World Bank economist.
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Calcutta, India M.A., Delhi School of Economics, India M.A., University of Southern California Ph.D., University of Chicago
Sukhatme has been teaching at Macalester since 1978.


Present Edward John Noble Professor, Economics, Macalester College


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Honors and Awards

  • Macalester College Thomas Jefferson Award


  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Adam Smith & Karl Marx
  • International Economic Development
  • Selected Topics in Microeconomics

Contact Information

Macalester College
Carnegie 310F
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6744