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Amrita Dhar Department of Economics University of Houston 3623 Cullen Boulevard Room 234 Houston, TX 77204-5019

[email protected] Voice: (203) 585-7599 https://sites.google.com/site/amritadharecon/

Education Ph.D., Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX, May 2016 (expected) Dissertation Title: Essays on Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Forecasting and Monetary Policy Main advisors: David H. Papell and Bent E. Sørensen Dissertation Committee: David H. Papell, Bent E. Sørensen and Dietrich Vollrath M.A., Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 2008 B.A., Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 2006 Fields of Interest International Economics, Forecasting, Monetary Policy, Applied Econometrics Teaching Experience Instructor, University of Houston, Intermediate Macroeconomics (Undergraduate), Summer 2015 Principles of Macroeconomics (Undergraduate), Fall 2013, Summer 2014 Principles of Microeconomics (Undergraduate), Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013 Teaching Fellow, University of Houston, Microeconomic Theory I (Ph.D.), Fall 2011 Teaching Assistant, University of Houston, Econometrics (Undergraduate), Spring 2012 Urban Economics (Undergraduate), Spring 2012 Econometrics (Undergraduate), Spring 2011 Econometrics (Undergraduate), Fall 2010 Macroeconomics (Undergraduate), Fall 2010 Professional Experience Research Assistant for Professor David Papell, University of Houston, Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 Research Assistant for Professor Ruxandra Prodan Boul, University of Houston, Spring 2014 Business Analyst, Credit and Risk Analytics, HSBC, India, August 2008 – July 2010 Research Fellow, Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University, India, May 2008 – July 2008

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Fellowships, Honors, and Awards Graduate Assistant Tuition Fellowship, University of Houston, 2010 – 2015 Presidential Graduate Fellowship, University of Houston, 2010 – 2012 Cullen Supplemental Fellowship, University of Houston, 2010 – 2012 Working Papers “Capital Flows and Emerging Market Economies” October 2015. [Job Market Paper] “Out-of-Sample Nominal Exchange Rate Forecasting and Taylor Rules” April 2015. “Risk Sharing between State and Local Governments: Evidence from School District Finance” (with Chris Biolsi, Steven G. Craig, and Bent E. Sørensen) September 2015. Conferences and Presentations Presentations: Symposium on the Financing of Education, Oxford, UK, 2015 (scheduled) 85th Annual Southern Economic Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2015 (scheduled) 80th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Boston, MA, 2015 Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis Network (IPPEAN) Conference, NY, 2015 84th Annual Southern Economic Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2014 14th Annual Missouri Economic Conference, Columbia, MO, 2014 “Climate Responsible Lifestyle Initiative at Raj Bhavan, Kolkata”, Report Release Event, Raj Bhavan, Kolkata, 2010 Impacts, Vulnerabilities, Assessment and Adaptation Workshop, NATCOM II, New Delhi, India, 2008 Participant: Texas Econometrics Camp, Montgomery, TX, 2015 Texas Econometrics Camp, Woodlands, TX, 2014 Texas Econometrics Camp, Lost Pines, TX, 2013 Texas Monetary Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2013 Languages English Computer Skills STATA, MATLAB, SAS, GAUSS, EViews, LaTex (including Beamer), Microsoft Office Citizenship/Visa: India/F1

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References Professor David H. Papell Department of Economics University of Houston Phone: (713) 743-3807 Email: [email protected]

Professor Bent E. Sørensen Department of Economics University of Houston Phone: (713) 743-3841 Email: [email protected]

Professor Dietrich Vollrath Department of Economics University of Houston Phone: (713) 743-3806 Email: [email protected]

Professor Ruxandra Prodan Boul (Teaching) Department of Economics University of Houston Phone: (713) 743-3836 Email: [email protected]

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Amrita Dhar - University of Houston

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