• Assistant Academic Dean, Study Away & International Education Professor, Department of Economics; Department of Asian Studies
  • 864.294.3274
  • Trone Student Center 209N
  • kailash.khandke@furman.edu

Professor Kailash Khandke started at Furman as an assistant professor with the Economics Department in 1995. Prior to joining Furman, he was a visiting assistant professor at Santa Clara University (Calif.) and at Middlebury College (Vt.). In 2005, he was appointed chair of the Implementation Task Force and Steering Committee for Furman's transition to its new calendar and curriculum. In 2007, he was appointed Assistant Academic Dean for Study Away & International Education.

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Exploring Econ w Song Lyrics

Introductory exploration of economic concepts and ideas such as poverty, conspicuous consumption, money and wealth, taxes, through song lyrics. The course will require students to explore genres of music including folk, country, rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, that make reference to the economy or economic theories and ideas. Emphasis of the course is on in-class presentations, library research of economic concepts, and writing assignments that capture the nexus between chosen lyrics/songs and economic ideas and theories. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.


Introduction to Economics

Introduction to the essential concepts of economic analysis and implications for public policy. Emphasis on examining the operation of markets in both a macro and micro setting. Topics include: inflation, unemployment and monetary policy as well as consumer behavior, the operation of business firms, and supply and demand. Offerings at other institutions are not typically considered equivalent to this course unless they provide thorough coverage of topics introduced in both macro and microeconomics.


Senior Seminar in Economics

Capstone course for economics majors. Reading and analysis of selected topics. Research, data analysis and writing of selected topics. Presentation of student research in oral forum.

  • Economies of Asia Pacific, chapter in an edited volume, "Understanding Contemporary Asia Pacific", Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • The Case for Asian Economics in the Liberal Arts Curriculum, ASIANetwork Exchange, Volume 11, No.1, Fall 2003, Page 23-26.
  • Political Business Cycles: A Review and Reexamination, International Advances in Economic Research, August 2002, Volume 8, Number 3.
  • From Rhythm 'n Blues to Broadway: Using Music to Teach Economics, Journal of Economic Education, Summer 2000, Volume 31, Number 3, Page 253-270.
  • Voting Behavior in the Indian Economy: A Cross-section and Panel Data Approach, Politics, Administration and Change, July-Dec 1997, Pages 1-14.
  • 2006-07, Alester G. Furman, Jr., and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Teaching
University of California, Davis
University of California, Davis
Xavier's College University of Bombay, India

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