EMBA Faculty: Farrokh Langdana

Farrokh Langdana
Rutgers Executive MBA Director

Dr. Langdana's areas of specialization include monetary and fiscal theory and international trade and global macroeconomic policy.  His research deals with macroeconomic experimentation and the role of stabilization policy in an expectations-driven economy.  He has published several articles as well as five books in this area.  His new book, co-authored with Peter Murphy and published by Springer Press, is titled "International Trade and Global Macropolicy."  

Dr. Langdana is the recipient of the Horace dePodwin Research Award and more than 35 teaching awards, including the highest possible teaching award at Rutgers University -- the Warren I. Susman Award. Dr. Langdana has been named in Business Week as one of the two Most Popular Business Professors at Rutgers University (BusinessWeek, Oct. 2nd, 2000). Additionally, has received Rutgers Business School's Paul Nadler Award for Excellence in Teaching and from 2011 to 2013, the Award for Excellence in teaching in the MBA Program was named the Farrokh Langdana Teaching Excellence Award.  More recently, he was awarded the Dean's Meritorious Teaching Award by Dean Lei, and the Rutgers MBA class of 2016 presented him with the Outstanding Professor Award for 2016.  

A professor in the Finance and Economics Department at Rutgers Business School, Dr. Langdana is also director of the globally ranked and highly regarded Rutgers Executive MBA Program. Dr. Langdana was recently interviewed by The Wall Street Journal where he discusses how the Rutgers EMBA program evolves constantly to meet the changing needs and demands  of the global executive workplace. He has been director since 1997 and is the first RBS professor to have a classroom named in his honor at 1 Washington Park. The generous support of REMBA alumni and faculty to achieve the fundraising goal for the Professor Farrokh Langdana classroom is a testament to his undying dedication to the EMBA program and his students.

To read Dr. Langdana's blogs on macroeconomic policy, please click here.


Student Testimonials

Rutgers Business has been a blessing. Farrokh, you probably don’t know this but just after I graduated REMBA, my company merged and was in disarray. Resulting from the merger my position was relocated, which was not an option for me. I interviewed for a Controller position locally but they required a CPA. I was not a public accountant. However, the strength of my Rutgers MBA made me a viable candidate and I was chosen in part because of the Rutgers MBA. I’ve reaped the benefits ever since and I’ve been confident in my skills because of the great education I got at Rutgers.

The final class that we had, he received a standing ovation from the students. I've never seen that before. That should give you an idea of how all of his students felt about him. He was the best professor I've ever had.

Took Farrokh's classes in Macro & Int'l Trade. The best professor I've ever had, and I've heard the same from people who had previous grad degrees from some of the world's best schools. Now (today) many of his observations have been proven correct. He's a fantastic teacher with an infectious passion for both teaching and economics.

Tremendous passion, high intellect, great sense of humor. Fueled a passion in economics for me. A truly great man. They named the teaching ward after him, because he won it so many times!

Dear Prof. Langdana,

I can honestly say that you are one of the best professors I have had in  my 16 years of schooling. Your insight and your careful, thoughtful explanation made a complex subject easy to understand.

It is the first time I have heard a foreign professor impart fair comments on China's past, present and future and on your heroes, Zhu Rong Ji and Fan Qie Chao Dan. I look forward to attending your class next year.

Once again, thank you for your time. I wish you the very best in the coming year.

-Frances Xu

In response to “Pfizer, Tax Inversion, Burger King, Adam Smith, and Chinese Walls”