PhD Economics, 2012

MCom Economics, 2007

PGDip Economics, 2006

BEd Economics, 2004


Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Auckland University of Technology, 2021 onwards 

Head of School, School of Economics, Auckland University of Technology, 2019 onwards 


Research Associate, Center for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Australian National University (ANU), 2014 onwards

Research Associate, New Zealand Center for Macroeconomics, Massey University, 2018 onwards

Senior Research Fellow, Auckland Centre for Financial Research, 2019 onwards


Empirical macroeconomics



Kumar, Saten., and Wesselbaum, Dennis. "Contracts and Firms' Inflation Expectations." accepted for publication at Review of Economics and Statistics. Citations.

Coibion, Olivier., Gorodnichenko, Yuriy., Kumar, Saten., and Ryngaert, Jane. (2021) "Do  You Know That I Know You Know...? Higher Order Beliefs in Survey Data." Quarterly Journal of Economics, 136, pp. 1387-1446. NBER Working Paper # 24987. Citations.

Coibion, Olivier., Gorodnichenko, Yuriy., Kumar, Saten., and Pedemonte, Mathieu. (2020) "Inflation Expectations A Policy Tool?," Journal of International Economics. 124, pp. 1-27. NBER Working Paper # 24788. Citations.

Kumar, Saten.(2020) "Firms' Asset Holdings and Inflation Expectations." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 170, pp. 193-205. Citations.

Coibion, Olivier., Gorodnichenko, Yuriy., and Kumar, Saten. (2018) "How Do Firms Form Their Expectations? New Survey Evidence," American Economic Review, 108, pp. 2671-2713. NBER Working Paper # 21092. Citations


Kumar, Saten. (2016) “Is the U.S. Consumer Credit Asymmetric?Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 63, pp.194-216. Citations.


Kumar, Saten., Afrouzi, Hassan., Coibion, Olivier., and Gorodnichenko, Yuriy. (2015) "Inflation Targeting Does Not Anchor Inflation Expectations: Evidence from Firms in New ZealandBrookings Papers on Economic Activity , Fall Issue, pp. 151-225. NBER Working Paper # 21814. Citations.

Paradiso, Antonio., Kumar, Saten., and Margani, Patricia. (2014) “Are Italian Consumer Confidence Adjustments Asymmetric? A Macroeconomic and Psychological Motives Approach,” Journal of Economic Psychology, 43, pp.48-63. Citations.



Saten Kumar's research has been presented at several places including AEA Meeting, Royal Economic Society Conference, NBER, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, European Central Bank, RBNZ, WEAI, Brookings Institution, RBA , Center for Latin American Monetary Studies, New Zealand Macroeconomic Dynamics Workshop, Sveriges Riksbank, Bank of Canada, Bank of France, CES Ifo, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Southern Economic Association, New Zealand Association of Economists Conference, Society of Economic Dynamics Conference, Princeton University, University of Chicago, University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley, among others.





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