Farrokh K. Langdana

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Professor
Office Location: 
WP 990
Office Phone: 
973-353-5620
Academic Info
Education: 

Ph.D., Virginia Tech; Economics
M.A., Virginia Tech; Economics
M.B.A., Virginia Tech; Finance
B.Tech, Civil Engineering, IIT, Kanpur, India

Teaches: 

China Opportunities & Challenges; Aggregate Economic Analysis; International Trade Strategy; Options & Issues in Finance

 

Please click here for recent Langdana macroeconomic policy blogs

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 30 teaching awards, including the highest possible teaching award at Rutgers University -- the Warren I. Susman Award. He also has received Rutgers Business School's Paul Nadler Award for Excellence in Teaching. From 2011 to 2013, the Award for Excellence in teaching in the MBA Program was named the Farrokh Langdana Teaching Excellence Award.

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.

He currently teaches Macroeconomic Policy as well as International Trade and Global Macropolicy in the EMBA and MBA programs at Rutgers Business School. In addition to his role at Rutgers, Prof. Langdana has taught extensively in China, Singapore, and France as well as in Iceland and India. All of his courses have a genuinely global outlook.

His lectures integrate solid theory with actual ongoing developments in the global economy. Some topics in the macroeconomics course include the current US budget and trade deficits and the capital inflows that finance them, Fed policy, the Stability Pact and European Central Bank Policy, recent soft-landings in the emerging economies, the dollar-yuan peg and Chinese monetary policy. The trade class covers topics such as outsourcing, US R&D and intellectual property violation, the outlook on trade and employment, and exchange rate dynamics in Europe, China, India and the US.

Dr. Langdana's Fire Side Chats can be watched on YouTube.

 

Dr. Langdana shares his thoughts on the liquidity trap and bubbles

 

Business Insights

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Now that Trump is president, what’s next?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Professor of finance and economics Farrokh Langdana reflects on what might happen now that Donald Trump is president of the United States of America. More ›

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The BREXIT Effect: Individual company relationships will trump formal trading agreements

Monday, June 27, 2016

Professor Farrokh Langdana explains the reasoning behind Great Britain's "peasant revolt" after voters elected to leave the European Union. More ›

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Donald Trump, angry Americans, and misapplied trade theory

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In this Business Insight, Professor Farrokh Langdana explains the rise of angry Americans through a misguided use of comparative advantage trade theory that has had disastrous consequences for the United States.  More ›

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2016 Economic Outlook: Professor Farrokh Langdana

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Broadcast live through Periscope on Twitter during Rutgers first ever Giving Day on December 1, 2015, finance and economics professor Farrokh Langdana discussed his 2016 outlook for the U.S. economy with Daniel Stoll, director of communications at Rutgers Business School.  More ›

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China attempts to keep the good times rolling through monetary policy

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Professor Farrokh Langdana explains the People's Bank of China's delicate policy act to keep the Chinese economy growing through monetary sterilization. More ›

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Tax Inversion: Pfizer, Burger King, Obama, Adam Smith and Chinese Walls

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

When US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer made overtures to acquire the British company AstraZeneca in 2014, it brought the phenomenon of “tax inversion” into the global headlights. Driving this proposed move by Pfizer, and later by Burger King and Chiquita Banana (among many others), was the fact that in late 2014, the combined state-federal income tax in the US was 40 percent compared to 21 percent in the UK. More ›

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Why the Fed left rates alone

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

On September 17, the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to keep short-term interest rates near zero, where they have been hovering since 2009. Professor Farrokh Langdana explores the implications for not raising rates at this time and what might happen when they do go up. More ›

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Market forces made China devaluation inevitable

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Professor Farrokh Langdana dives deep into everything from pegged currencies to foreign exchange (FX) reserves, to exploding pegs and sudden devaluations. More ›

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Farrokh Langdana: Interest rates and the liquidity trap

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Professor Farrokh Langdana discusses the role of interest rates on economic activity and the hazards of the "liquidity trap." More ›

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United States to benefit from economic uncertainty in Eurozone

Monday, July 6, 2015

The current problems in the Eurozone do not have that much to do with Greece, per se, but instead, have their genesis in the original design of the Eurozone - the impossibility of "marrying" two fundamentally different macro-models to one set of fiscal and monetary constraints. Professor Farrokh Langdana demystifies the present travails of the Eurozone in this Faculty Insight arguing that the US will likely benefit from the economic uncertainty. More ›

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One-two punch knocks oil prices down

Friday, March 20, 2015

Finance & Economics Professor Farrokh Langdana explains why oil prices have fallen and whether the trend is likely to continue. More ›

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The Swiss Drama-What is really going on?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Professor Farrokh Langdana explains what the drama means behind the Swiss National Bank's dramatic reversal in policy by breaking the Swiss franc peg to the Euro. More ›

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You cannot fool markets

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana explores the Russian ruble crisis and how propping up the currency with gold won't fool the markets.  More ›

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Introducing the RBS-DCI: What dry cleaners can tell us about the job market

Monday, December 8, 2014

Working together with Rutgers MBA students in his macroeconomics classes, Professor Farrokh Langdana, professor of finance and economics, and the director of the Rutgers Executive MBA program, devised a new economic index to get a better sense of whether people are working, looking for work, or have given up looking for work – the Rutgers Business School-Dry Cleaning Index (RBS-DCI). More ›

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Is there an economic recovery, or not?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana breaks down the question everyone has been asking.  More ›

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Corporate tax burden cries for new leadership

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana argues that increasing taxes shrinks the economic pie resulting in less, not more, tax revenue. More ›

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Taxes and more taxes were the catalyst for America's break from England

Friday, July 4, 2014

On the Fourth of July, Professor Farrokh Langdana reminds us that tax increases set off the first revolt in Boston, and England's zeal to impose more and more taxes on the colonies fueled the quest for independence. "Phrases such as "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and "inalienable rights" were not on anyone's radar screen until much later," Langdana writes in his new blog. "It was taxes, taxes, taxes, and arrogance."  More ›

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No choice - higher taxes pushing US companies to decamp to safe-havens

Monday, May 12, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana explores why large domestic companies like Pfizer are leaving the United States for safe-haven countries like The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Ireland.  More ›

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Professor Langdana and Executive MBA alumnus team up on new book to explain complex forces driving global economy

Monday, September 30, 2013

International Trade and Global Macropolicy, which was published by Springer in July, is designed to prepare current and future company executives with a practical understanding of the theories driving international trade and global macroeconomics in the modern business world.  More ›

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Beware the Ides of Summer (and the mindless printing of money)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Professor Farrokh Langdana warns that optimism about the US economic recovery is unfounded because Ben Bernanke's "mindless printing of money" is causing the bull market.  More ›

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The fiscal cliff: overrated, underrated, or just plain irrelevant?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

As we’ve all heard by now, the Fiscal Cliff is a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that will automatically go into effect on January 1, 2013. The magnitude of this mix of contractionary demand-side policy is about 4-5 % of GDP. So how serious is this? Professor Farrokh Langdana answers. More ›

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Ben Bernanke, QE3 and the magnificent obsession

Monday, September 17, 2012

Professor Farrokh Langdana gives a primer on the next round of Quantitative Easing, known as QE3, by Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve. More ›

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Why stock market is rising despite Europe downgrade, US deficit, and hurting investment banks

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Europe, including Germany, has been downgraded; the US deficit is non-sustainable and has been so for about three years; and banks and investment houses are hurting. And yet, why is it that the stock-market has posted a gain? Farrokh Langdana offers his insights. More ›

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The debt mess and a roadmap out of the crisis

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Professor Farrokh Langdana offers a blueprint to President Obama and corporate America’s CEOs on how to lead after the debt downgrade by Standard & Poors on the United States. More ›

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The fuss about the debt ceiling

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Professor Farrokh Langdana discusses the debate about the debt ceiling and what President Obama should do about it. More ›

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The Dollar: Rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated

Friday, November 20, 2009

There has been much discussion this year over the possible development of a new global reserve currency which would displace the dollar. More ›

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