About Dr. Batra
Dr. Ravi Batra, a professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, is the author of five international best sellers. He was the chairperson of his department from 1977 to 1980. In October 1978, because of dozens of publications in top journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Studies, among others, Batra was ranked third in a group of “superstar economists,” selected from all the American and Canadian universities by an article in the learned journal, Economic Enquiry. In 1990, the Italian prime minister awarded him a Medal of the Italian Senate for writing a book that correctly predicted the downfall of Soviet communism, fifteen years before it happened.
Dr. Batra has been written up in major newspapers and magazines, such as the New YorkTimes, Washington Post, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, the U.S. News and World Report, and appeared on all major networks including CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC, CNBC, among others. Batra’s latest book is: The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos.
Some Comments on Ravi Batra’s Work.
"Ravi Batra has made an outstanding reputation in the United States as an international economic theorists in the best Western tradition." Leonard Silk, New York Times
"The forecasting record of this widely respected Southern Methodist University economist has won glowing praise from many pragmatic investment masters." Tom Peters, Chicago Tribune
"Dr. Batra writes about his subject as clearly as if he were telling bedtime stories." Christopher Lehmann Haupt, New York Times
"The good professor has a formidable academic reputation and, from what I know, his forecasting record is impressive." Barton Biggs, Morgan Stanley
"Batra [is] a scholar who has earned a considerable reputation as an expert on trade." Albert Crenshaw, Washington Post
"His predictions in the early 1980s of low inflation, falling oil prices and a wave of mergers–mocked for years–have proved close to the mark." Thomas C. Hayes, New York Times
"Ravi Batra was used to making tumultuous global forecasts and having nobody listen–then predictions started to come true." Chip Brown, Associated Press
In 2009, Batra received the Pratina and Navin Doshi Award for his contributions to economic analysis.