Dr. Vikas KAKKAR (郭偉傑博士)

PhD - Economics (University of Rochester)
MA - Economics (University of Rochester)
BStat - Statistics (Indian Statistical Institute)

Associate Professor

Dr. Vikas KAKKAR (郭偉傑博士)

Contact Information

Address: 9-249, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34429707
Fax: +852 34420284

Research Areas

  • International Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics

Dr. Vikas Kakkar obtained his B.Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta, M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Rochester. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. His main fields of research are Open Economy Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. In particular, his current research focuses on explaining persistent movements in real exchange rates based on different trends in productivities in traded and nontraded goods sectors. He is also interested in Equity Valuation and Applied Game Theory.


Journal Articles
Presented Conference Papers
  • V Kakkar and I Yan (2006), "Real Exchange Rates and Productivity : Evidence from Asia", presented at Paper presented at the HKIMR Conference on "International Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy"<br>.
Books and Book Chapters
  • Y.W. Cheung, V. Kakkar and G. Ma (2011), Editors, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization Volume 9: The Evolving Role of Asia in Global Finance, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • V. Kakkar, I. Yan and V. Yip (2011), "The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate of China: A Productivity Approach", China and Asia in the Global Economy, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, forthcoming.
  • S Cheung and V Kakkar (2006), "Real Exchange Rate Overvaluation: Evidence from Asia", International Macroeconomics: Recent Developments, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York, USA.