Professor Bhaskara ‘Bill’ Rao was an academic of great distinction. Right up until his death on 30 August 2011, he was preparing papers and manuscripts, reviewing articles for journals and engaging in his greatest love, teaching.Professor Rao received his undergraduate education in India and then went to the London School of Economics to complete a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics in 1966. Professor Rao joined the University of New South Wales in 1973 and completed a PhD there in 1980. In 2003 he accepted a Chair as Professor of Economics at the University of the South Pacific where he stayed until early 2008, when he joined the University of Western Sydney.Professor Rao was a prolific researcher in the fields of macroeconomics and time series econometrics, with collaborations all over the world and articles published in top ranking journals. In addition to seven books, Professor Rao had over 80 journal articles and many others under review when he passed away.The Professor B Bhaskara Rao Memorial Scholarship is donated by Professor Rao’s wife and son. The Scholarship seeks to encourage and inspire UWS students in their learning and understanding of economics, in memory of Professor Rao.
– Be enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) at UWS. – Have achieved a Distinction average on UWS undergraduate units in Economics, Finance and Econometrics. – Be Australian citizens or permanent residents. – Complete the appropriate Application Form and submit the form to the Scholarships and Student Advancement Unit by the closing date.