Sid Mittra

Sid Mittra, Ph.D, CFP®, is emeritus professor of finance at Oakland University in Michigan and the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award 2017, for achieving career longevity and demonstrating unwavering excellence in his chosen fields. Besides this, the City Council of Detroit has also awarded Dr. Mittra the Spirit of Detroit Award, in recognition of his long and distinguished service to the city.

A past member of the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) Board, Sid features in several prestigious listings, including International Authors’ Who’s WhoAmerican Men of Science, and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. He is also widely quoted in Money magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Financial Advisor, and other magazines and newspapers.

Besides authoring more than twenty books, including Practicing Financial Planning for Professionals and CFP Aspirants (SAGE, 2016, 12th Edition), Dr Mittra published a weekly newspaper article on personal financial planning topics for The Oakland Press (MI) and The Macomb Daily (MI) for many years.

His professional articles have appeared in many prestigious journals, such as the Journal of Accountancy, Financial Planning, Journal of Financial Planning, Personal Financial Planning, and American Economic Review. 

Dr Mittra established and operated a boutique financial consulting firm, Coordinated Financial Planning, subsequently changing the name to Mittra & Associates, for over three decades. He frequently speaks on financial economics, money, and financial management, and also advises corporations, partnerships, and closely held corporations. He uniquely combines conceptual and theoretical knowledge in financial management with communicative skills.

Through this website, econprofessorexplains, Sid writes articles on important issues facing our country and the world in his blog. There are twelve carefully-selected topics currently featuring on the blog. Please access them here.


  1. A New Horizon in Central Banking, Asia Publishing House, 1967
  2. Money and Banking: Theory, Analysis and Policy, Random House, 1970
  3. Dimensions of Macroeconomics, Random House, 1971
  4. Inside Wall Street, Dow Jones-Irwin, 1971
  5. Monetary Politics in India, Vora & Co., 1972
  6. Central Bank Versus Treasury: An International Study, University Press of America, 1977
  7. Personal Finance, Lifetime Management by Objectives, Harper & Row, 1977
  8. Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Harcourt Brace, 1981
  9. Practicing Financial Planning, Prentice Hall, 1990
  10. Practicing Financial Planning: A Complete Guide for Professionals,
    M & A Publishing, 1998
  11. Estate Planning with Insurance, J H G, 1999
  12. Practicing Financial Planning for Professionals, R H Publishing 2005
  13. Mittra, Financial Planning: Theory and Practice, SAGE, 2012
  14. Mittra et. al., Practicing Financial Planning for Professionals and CFP Aspirants, SAGE, 2016—12th Edition
  15. Evensky, Armstrong, Mittra, The Art of Practicing and the Art of Communication in Financial Planning, SAGE 2017

Dr Mittra also published a memoir, titled To Bee or not to Bee by SAGE Publications in 2015 ( ) and a few other non-textbooks. In addition to professional books, while serving as a university professor and operating as owner of a financial consulting firm, Dr. Mittra has published over 150 articles on a wide range of topics, both in national and international journals.