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Orfalea College of Business

Sanjiv Jaggia

Sanjiv Jaggia

Office 03-443
Phone 805-756-7519

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Professor of Economics & Finance

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Sanjiv Jaggia

Dr. Jaggia is an applied econometrician with research interests in multiple business disciplines, including economics, finance, accounting, information systems, and packaging.  He values research that is broadly defined, with appeal to both academics and practitioners. His current research interests include pricing and consumer credit issues involving rent-to-own agreements, executive management style and compensation, and the cutoff selection in classification models.  Dr. Jaggia has published in journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, and Journal of Applied Econometrics.  He has also co-authored two successful textbooks in Business Statistics, and a forthcoming textbook in Business Analytics.

Dr. Jaggia has taught a wide range of courses in economics and finance both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His experience includes teaching outside of academia in topics such as econometrics, forecasting, and finance. His courses have been extremely well received by students as well as working professionals.

Dr. Jaggia served as Senior Economist for the Beacon Hill Institute, a Boston-based think tank, for many years. His consulting experience includes providing technical advice to a start-up firm offering internet-based financial services to investors.

Dr. Jaggia joined the faculty in 2007 after seventeen years at Suffolk University, Boston. He received his PhD in Economics from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1990. He has also been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder since 2003.


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA ®) Charter, 2003, CFA Institute
  • Ph.D. in Economics, 1990, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, 1981, Panjab University, India


  • Associate Dean of Graduate Programs — Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly
  • Professor — Suffolk University, Boston
  • Senior Economist — Beacon Hill Institute, Boston
  • Consultant — Asset Sciences Inc., Boston



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