Faculty Profile 2

Dr. Sanjay Modak

Designation:Assistant Professor and Chair
Department:Graduate Programs and Research
Phone number:043712080


Dr. Sanjay Modak started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, USA, where he taught Business Economics to fellow PhDs while pioneering research in econometric forecasting. He spearheaded and established AT&T’s product presence in the Asia Pacific region and parts of Latin America and then managed the Asia Pacific region for AT&T as Regional Vice President based in Hong Kong. Later, he was head of strategy for Telstra Corp. in Sydney, Australia and President, Asia based in New Delhi. Dr. Modak worked in private equity in Hong Kong before leading an effort by Thailand’s largest conglomerate to successfully obtain Indonesia’s first 3G mobile license. He has consulted widely on telecommunications and IT with clients from Japan to Paraguay, managed a unique, just-in-time supply chain for mobile handsets in China and before moving to Dubai, was Group General Manager, ICT for a major Qatari conglomerate based in Doha, managing annual revenues of over $300M. Dr. Modak consults and writes frequently on ICT issues and economics.

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • MA in Economics, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • B.Sc. in Statistics/Economics, Elphinstone College, University of Bombay, India
  • International Trade and Protectionism
  • Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting
  • Investment Models in Smart Cities
  • Public-Private Partnerships for Investment in Smart Cities
  • Return on Investment in Smart City Projects
  • Sanjay Modak, “When the First Man-Made Recession Becomes Reality,” Khaleej Times, Oct 7, 2019
  • Sanjay Modak, “Prudent-decisions-by-major-economies-could-avert-downturn”, Khaleej Times, Feb, 2019
  • Sanjay Modak, “How the US is Busting Myths and Conventions in Trade”, Khaleej Times, Sep 2, 2018
  • Sanjay Modak. “UAE-China Partnership has Tremendous Potential,” Khaleej Times, Jul 18, 2018
  • Sanjay Modak, “Modi will be Judged on Economic Reforms Alone.” Khaleej Times, Jun 2, 2018
  • Sanjay Modak, “What good is India’s growth if it does not benefit all?” Khaleej Times, Feb 12, 2018
  • Sanjay Modak, “Strong, Vibrant, Open to the World,” Khaleej Times, Nov 30, 2017
  • Sanjay Modak, “Blockchain Future is Here and Dubai Has Grabbed It,” Khaleej Times, Oct 20, 2017
  • Sanjay Modak, “UAE Inspires Entrepreneurs, but Finding Capital Not Easy,” Sep 11, 2017
  • Sanjay Modak, “What Cities can learn from Dubai’s Tourism Model, “Khaleej Times, Aug 9, 2017
  • Sanjay Modak, “No Flights of Fancy for India’s National Carrier,” Khaleej Times, Jul 26, 2017
  • Sanjay Modak, “India Unites under GST, but this is just the Beginning,” Khaleej Times, Jun 30, 2017
  • Sanjay Modak,” Europe’s Economic Gains in Peril if Le Pen Wins,” Khaleej Times, May 3, 2017
  • Sanjay Modak, “Free Trade still the Best Bet for Global Economy,” Khaleej Times, Apr 11, 2017
  • Sanjay Modak, “Nokia and Blackberry are out of touch with Reality,” Khaleej Times, Mar 27, 2017
  • Sanjay Modak, “With VAT it will still be business as usual in the UAE,” Khaleej Times, Mar 18, 2017
  • Sanjay Modak, “Once a Leader in Innovation, Japan is now Averse to Risk,” Khaleej Times, Mar 15, 2017