Akshaya Jha joined PESD in the summer of 2010 and left PESD in the summer of 2015. He is currently an assistant professor of economics and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. His current fields of interest include Energy/Environmental Economics and Industrial Organization, with Econometric theory as a secondary field.
At PESD, Akshaya performed economic analysis regarding the determinants of market interaction in bid-based electricity markets using data from a variety of settings. He is currently examining the effects of output price regulation on input fuel procurement for U.S. electricity generation. In other work with Frank Wolak, he is also quantifying the impacts of financial traders on California's wholesale electricity markets.
He received his Bachelors of Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Economics and Statistics in 2009.