Dr. Chetan Dave
Faculty Scholar, 2012
Chetan is a specialist in macroeconomics and econometrics, and his current research interests focus on experimental and behavioral economics as they relate to macroeconomic phenomena. Since education has been identified as a main driver of macroeconomic growth, Chetan has become increasingly interested in the economics of education. In collaboration with the Al Qasimi Foundation, he is currently conducting research on peer effects, teacher quality, and other determinants of educational success in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. This research uses techniques from structural econometrics and develops unique experimental economics measures of teacher quality and student knowledge retention.
Chetan received his doctorate in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and has published several articles and books in the fields of macroeconomics, econometrics, and experimental economics. Prior to joining New York University (Abu Dhabi), Chetan was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas (Dallas) and Tulane University. He has also worked in the Canadian Ministry of Finance and Statistics Canada. Chetan grew up in Montreal, Canada and completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University and his master’s degree at the University of British Columbia. More information about Chetan and his research is available on his website.