Kaustav Misra, Saginaw Valley State University, College of Business and Management
Dr. Kaustav Misra is Chair and Associate Professor of Economics at Saginaw Valley State University. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Mississippi State University in 2010. His primary research areas include public economics, international economics, and family business. He has presented more than 60 articles at national and international conferences. Dr. Misra is the recipient of the 2009 Best Graduate Student Paper in Economics from the Academy of Finance and Economic Conference, Best Doctoral Paper in the Entrepreneurship/Information Technology/Innovation track for 2011 for the Southern Management Association, and Best Paper Presentation Award in 2008 at the International Conference on Economic and Management Perspectives (ICEMP). Dr. Misra has also been honored by Grand Valley State University as a Family Owned Business Institute Research Scholar (2009) and invited as a guest speaker for many national and international conferences and workshops. He has published more than 24 articles in high quality peer reviewed journals. His research in economics and family business has been accepted in refereed journals such as Economics of Education Review, Journal of Socio-Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. He has received many internal and external grants to conduct many projects, which are related to various economic and business issues. He is highly engaged in on and off campus activities. Leading study abroad student trips, assisting the college with AACSB accreditation, serving as a department head, development of the Econ Club, establishment of the Indian Student Association and organizing various events on behalf of the Indian Eastern Central Michigan Association are few examples of his commitments.