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Gov. Mark Warner recently appointed Vinod Agarwal, professor and chair of the economics department at Old Dominion University, to the Virginia College Building Authority (VCBA) for a term of four years. The purpose of VCBA is to facilitate or provide financing for certain capital projects and educational equipment for state-owned institutions of higher education and to provide a conduit financing mechanism for private, nonprofit institutions in Virginia.

Agarwal earned his doctorate from the University of California at Santa Barbara and bachelor's degree from Delhi University. He joined Old Dominion in 1981 and currently serves as the graduate program director of the master's program in economics.

Agarwal's articles on applied economics have been published in several professional journals, including Economic Development and Cultural Change, Social Science Quarterly, Economics of Education Review and Journal of Higher Education. He is author or co-author of more than 60 professional journal publications and research monographs.

In addition to citations in professional publications, Agarwal's work has been cited in more than 130 newspaper, magazine and wire reports throughout the United States, including the Dow Jones Newswire, Associated Press and USA Today.

This article was posted on: September 22, 2004

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