MBA Faculty - Sudhir Thakur




Dr. Sudhir K. Thakur is an Assistant Professor in Decision Sciences at California State University, Sacramento. He attended the University of Delhi, India where he received his BA in Economics with a minor in Mathematics. He obtained MA degrees in Economics and Urban Planning from Panjab University, India and the University of Akron, Ohio respectively. He holds a PhD degree from The Ohio State University in Geography (Major in Spatial Analysis and Modeling and a minor in Community and Regional Economics). Prior to his current appointment he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

 Dr. Thakur’s research interests are in the areas of economic geography and regional science, technological change and regional development, transport, location and infrastructure, natural resource and ecological analysis, geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial statistics. His current research focuses on the identification, measurement of regional economic structure in India, Chile and Washington State utilizing the fundamental economic structure (FES) approach. He is interested in research themes such as: the relationship between regional inequality and spatial growth, economic complexity and regional structure change, regional economic performance of nations and spatial modeling of real estate. His research utilizes regional and spatial analysis methodologies such as: regional input-output analysis, geographically weighted regression, cross-entropy analysis, and geographical information systems (GIS). He is members of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), Western Regional Science Association (WRSA), Association of American Geographers (AAG), Indian Regional Science Association (IRSA), and Input-Output Research Association (IORA). His teaching interest includes Land Use Regulation, Real Estate Development and Business Statistics.

He has published in the journals: Region Et Developpement, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Asian Profile, and Studies in Urban and Regional Planning. He has presented his research at the United Nations University (UNU)-World Institute of Development Economics Research (WIDER) in Helsinki, Regional Science Association meetings in North America and the Association of American Geographers meetings.

He is currently the Editor of the newsletter for Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group (RDPSG) an affiliate of AAG. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award (2007) by the group.


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