Kishore Kulkarni, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Economics

Kishore G. Kulkarni, Ph.D.


About Professor Kishore G. Kulkarni

Distinguished Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State University

Chief Editor, International Review of Business and Economics

Kishore G. Kulkarni has been the Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado since 1989.  As an Adjunct Professor, he has also taught at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Colorado State University, and Colorado School of Mines.  Prof. Kulkarni completed B.A. (Economics) (First Rank in Merit) and M.A. (Economics) (Second rank in Merit) degrees from the University of Poona, (now called Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)) India.  He migrated to the U.S.A. in 1976 and completed M.A. (Economics) and Ph.D. (Economics) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, before entering into his passion of full time teaching in 1980. His extra-ordinary teaching skills have brought him several teaching laurels including 2001 Outstanding Teaching Award by the Golden Key International Honor Society, inclusion of his biography in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (1998) and Best Teaching Award by Student Economic Society, 2014.  His simple and humorous teaching style made him get selected in the Spring 1994 voyage of the Semester at Sea Program.  He has also delivered many special lectures and seminars all over the world by traveling to roughly 30 countries.

Dr. Kulkarni has been busy in publishing activities.  He has authored and/or edited (or co-authored and co-edited) nine books, some of which have become famous textbook adoptions in USA and Indian universities. Sixth edition of his Macro textbook is published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company in 2019.  He has authored (or co-authored) 160 refereed journal articles which have appeared in such journals as Global Business Review, Indian Economic Journal, Indian Journal of Economics, and many more journals in India and abroad.  He has co-founded Indian Journal of Economics and Business (IJEB) and organized it for 15 years (2001-2016) which is now replaced by International Review of Business and Economics (IRBE) (see  For his numerous research activities, Dr. Kulkarni was recognized by Outstanding Faculty Researcher/Scholar Award by the Golden Key International Honor Society in 1997.    In 2004, the Faculty Senate of the Metropolitan State University of Denver handed him “Distinguished Service Award”, it was followed by the “Extra-ordinary Service Award” by the University President in 2010.  In 2012 the Dean of the College of Business, recognized him as the first “Distinguished Professor” in college of business.  All of his research articles can be seen on  In May 2017 Non Resident Indians (NRI) Welfare Society of India honored him by “Pravasi Ratan” award.   In March 2019 the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) recognized him as the “Outstanding Educator Award” recipient.

To carry out his research activities, he has held Visiting Research Fellowships and has received many research grants from several institutions such as Institute of Humane Studies (HIS), Arlington VA, NIBM, Pune, RBI, Mumbai, IGIDR, Mumbai.   Prof. Kulkarni resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife Jayashree, (M.Com and MBA) an accounting professor, and enjoys playing tennis. They have two daughters, Lina (DDS, MS Orthodontics,, married to Nick Politano (DDS), and Aditi (J.D.), married to Patrick Knight (MS, mechanical engineering).

Dr. Kulkarni’s resume can be found here