Raju holds a Ph.D. in international relations and an M.A. in international studies, both from Florida International University (FIU). He also holds master’s degrees in economics from both Mahatma Gandhi University (India) and the University of Miami, FL. At Philadelphia University, Raju teaches Global Politics, The Global Economy, and Debating Global Issues. He is also the coordinator of the Global Portfolio Program at the University.
Raju’s research interests are in the field of international political economy (IPE) where he focuses on global antitrust/competition laws, foreign investments, currency reserves, and WTO trade disputes. He has published journal articles and guest-edited symposia on global antitrust issues and has often included Philadelphia University students in his research projects. He is also the organizer of the Knowledge Exchange Lecture Series at the Arlen Specter Center at Philadelphia University.
- Parakkal, Raju and Evan E. Laine (2016). Symposium Introduction. “Capitalism, Antitrust, and Democracy: Perfect Partners or Strange Bedfellows?” The Antitrust Bulletin 61 (2): 231-235.
- Parakkal, Raju and Sherry Bartz-Marvez (2013). “Capitalism, Democratic Capitalism, and the Pursuit of Antitrust Laws.” The Antitrust Bulletin 58 (4): 693-729.
- Parakkal, Raju (2011). “Political Characteristics and Competition Law Enactment: A Cross-Country Empirical Analysis.” The Antitrust Bulletin 56 (3): 609-629.