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Akshaya Jha

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Office: HBH 2218
Voice: (412) 268-4693
Email: akshayaj@andrew.cmu.edu
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Akshaya Jha is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Heinz College.  He received a B.S. in Economics and Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

Akshaya's fields of specialization are Energy and Environmental Economics as well as Industrial Organization. His research agenda studies the costs and benefits of regulatory versus market mechanisms in energy and environmental contexts, as well as the design of these mechanisms. Recent work includes quantifying regulatory distortions in input procurement for U.S electricity generation and studying the efficiency benefits of financial trading in California’s wholesale electricity markets. 


B.S. in Economics and Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. in Economics, Stanford University