Akash Raja

Akash Raja

PhD Candidate in Economics

Department of Economics

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Key Expertise
Macroeconomics, Finance, Applied Microeconomics

About me

My current research interests lie in empirical macroeconomics and finance.  My recent research has looked at the impact of capital requirements on bank behaviour and the determinants of tail risks to the real GDP growth distribution (GDP-at-Risk). I have also done work in applied microeconomics, looking at the determinants of parental beliefs on the returns to health investments in their children.

Prior to joining  LSE, I completed an MPhil in Economic Research (with Distinction) and an MA (First Class) in Economics, both from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.  I have also gained experience outside of academia via internships at the Bank of England (Macroprudential Framework team), Norges Bank (Research  Unit) and UBS (Equity Research).

Research Interests
Macroeconomics, Finance, Applied Microeconomics

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Research Centres
Centre for Macroeconomics

PP404: Economics for Public Policy

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Expertise Details

Banking regulation; Financial stability; Central bank policy; Household finance