I am a PhD student in the Economics department at University of Reading. In my research, I use econometric methods to understand consumer demand and at times I use stochastic calculus to understand trade data. I hope to be able to reconcile the two some day and thus do my part in bridging the gap between micro-economic models and applied macroeconomics - a task often makes me question the role that logic and mathematics play in our lives. I receive the guidance and a much-needed view of the real-world from my advisors Dr Uma Kambhampati and Dr Vivien Burrows at the university.
Before coming to University of Reading, I have completed a Masters in Finance (taught) from London Business School - where I was instructed by Dr Ralph Koijen, Dr Derek Bunn and Dr Suleyman Basak - amongst others. I also have a research background in Atmospheric Modelling and Computer Science - which I have studied at Virginia Polytechnic and State University under my advisor Dr Adrian Sandu.
I have done some consulting and quantitative-software projects in the finance industry since 2007 on both sides of the Atlantic. Infrequently, I blog about financial and general economics (Note: All thoughts personal - and not an endorsement of any particular institution or economics).
ECM301 - Taught in Spring 2019, the course served as an introduction for economics graduate students to Behavioural Economics. It revisits the foundations of decision theory before exploring consumer choice under risk. The recommended textbook for this course was "Foundations of Behavioural Economics" by Sanjit Dhami.