I am currently a Senior Teaching Associate at the University of Bristol. I am also a Visiting Fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan. I have previously worked at the Queen Mary University of London as a Visiting Lecturer; at the Bank of England as a PhD Intern; at the Planning Commission as an Economic Consultant; and, at the Cambridge Econometrics Ltd. as an Assistant Economist. 

I completed my PhD in Economics from the University of Bristol in 2017. Earlier I did my MSc in Economics & Econometrics from the University of Bristol and BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Bath. 

My PhD research focuses on understanding how intermediate materials prices and energy price uncertainty affects inflation dynamics in New Keynesian DSGE models. Specifically, together with my supervisor,  Engin Kara, we extend the standard New Keynesian model to allow for input-output linkages across sectors. We show that the estimation results from the new model are close to the micro-data on prices. Furthermore, the new model also provides possible explanation for important macroeconomic policy question. The two questions which my PhD research provides an answer for are the `missing deflation puzzle' and `decreasing energy price pass-through to core inflation.'

A summary of my PhD research can be accessed here.


SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

2013 - 15    PhD Scholarship Award
By: Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), UK


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