Professor Chigurupati Rama Seshu
Professor Chigurupati Rama Seshu taught Economics at the State University of New York at New Paltz from 1967 to 2002.
Chigurupati Rama Seshu (Economics) (1935-2002) C.R. Seshu arrived in New Paltz in 1967 as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Economics and Politics where, over the years, he taught the full range of economics courses as well as those dealing with Asian economic systems as well as of those of the Pacific Basin.
Seshu was born in India on June 15, 1935. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1956 from Andhra University, A.P, India, and his master’s degree in economics from Saugor University, M.P., India. After receiving his undergraduate education in India, he came to New York City in 1960 to work at the Indian Consulate and to pursue a doctoral degree in Economics from the New School for Social Research. As a professor at New Paltz, his classes focused on Development Economics, Comparative Economic Systems, and International Economics. Professor Seshu was particularly concerned with challenges faced by developing economies, emphasized in his dissertation work on the balance of payments in Asian and South American countries. He earned his Ph.D. in economics in 1972 from the New School for Social Research. Seshu died on July 13, 2002.