Chaitra H. Nagaraja

Business faculty - Chaitra Nagaraja

Associate Professor
Strategy and Statistics
Joined Fordham: 2011

General Information:
45 Columbus Avenue, Room 516,
New York, NY 10023



Chaitra H. Nagaraja is an associate professor of strategy and statistics at the Gabelli School of Business. She obtained her BS in mathematics at the University of Chicago and her PhD in statistics at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Before coming to Fordham, she taught statistics at the London School of Economics and was a research mathematical statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington, D.C. She is interested in macroeconomic applications of statistics, with a particular emphasis on house price indices.


  • BS: University of Chicago (Mathematics with Specialization in Economics)
  • MA: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Statistics)
  • PhD: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Statistics)

Research Interests

  • Time series
  • House price indices
  • Gini indices
  • Survey sampling


  • Nagaraja, C.H. Theory and methods for partitioned Gini coefficients computed on post-stratified data. Forthcoming in Communications in Statistics—Theory and Methods.
  • McElroy, T. and Nagaraja, C.H. (2016). Tail index estimation with a fixed tuning parameter. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 170 27-45.
  • Choudhary, P., Nagaraja, C.H., Ng, H.K.T. (Eds.) (2015). Ordered Data Analysis, Modeling, and Health Research Methods, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Volume 149. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Nagaraja, C.H. and McElroy, T. (2015). On the interpretation of multi-year estimates of the American Community Survey as period estimates. Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics, 31(4) 661-676.
  • Nagaraja, C.H., Thavaneswaran, A., and Appadoo, S.S. (2015). Measuring the bullwhip effect for supply chains with a seasonal demand component. European Journal of Operational Research, 242(2) 445-454.
  • Nagaraja, C. H. (2014). Introduction to R. In C.R. Rao, M.B. Rao (Eds.), Computational Statistics with R, Handbook of Statistics, 32 1-48. Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Nagaraja, C.H. and Brown, L.D., Wachter, S. (2014). Repeat sales house price index methodology. Journal of Real Estate Literature, 22 23-46.
  • Nagaraja, C.H. and Brown, L.D. (2013). Constructing and evaluating an autoregressive house price index. In M. Hu, Y. Liu, J. Lin. (Eds.), Topics in Applied Statistics, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, 55 3-12. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Nagaraja, C.H., Brown, L.D., and Zhao, L.H. (2011). An autoregressive approach to house price modeling. Annals of Applied Statistics. 5 124-149.
  • Erdman, C. and Nagaraja, C.H. (2010). Imputation procedures for American Community Survey group quarters small area estimation. Census Bureau Research Report (RRS2010/09).

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