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Akshaya Jha

Akshaya Jha


Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Akshaya Jha is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

Jha’s research interests lie at the intersection of energy and environmental economics and industrial organization. His research uses a combination of economic modeling and causal inference techniques to quantify the economic and environmental costs and benefits of a wide range of policies impacting wholesale electricity supply. In recent work, he has examined the introduction of financial trading to California’s wholesale electricity market, the phase-out of nuclear power in Germany, the dramatic growth of rooftop solar capacity in Western Australia, and the determinants of electricity blackouts in India.

He received a BS in Economics and Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

Courses Taught


  • 90-907 - Econometric Theory and Methods
  • 94-835 - Applied Econometrics II

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