Ram C. Rao is Founders Professor and Professor of Marketing in the School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He has been on the UTD faculty since 1983. He has previously taught at Queen’s University, Canada, Purdue University and University of Chicago. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Qinghua University, People’s Republic of China; INSEAD, France, Indian Institute of Science, India; and more recently at the Indian School of Business in March 2008.

Professor Rao’s research investigates how firms compete and how they should formulate competitive marketing strategies with emphasis on pricing. He has published numerous papers in leading marketing journals, and his research has received support from the National Science Foundation as well as Nortel Networks.

He serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Marketing Research and Marketing Science and is past Area Editor of Marketing Science and Associate Editor, Journal of Business Economics and Statistics . He is currently the co-editor of the web-based marketing journal Review of Marketing Science (ROMS) and serves on the Advisory Boards of Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and Marketing Research Network.

Professor Rao teaches marketing in the masters programs and game theory in the doctoral program. He also teaches in the on-line program and executive MBA program of the School of Management. Many of his doctoral students, upon graduation, have accepted positions at leading universities and corporations.


Ph.D. Industrial Administration – Carnegie Melon University

M.S. Engineering Systems (Operations Research), University of California, Los Angeles

M.E (Mechanical), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

B.E (Mechanical), College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, India



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