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    Akash Krishnan


    About Me

    With an unending trail of questions and an overly critical psyche, my fascination for ideas knows no bounds and I am up for a discussion at all times. Not afraid to take a stance on issues and never shy of having an opinion, I hope to keep learning everyday and understand better the phenomena around me. Travelling and music stimulate my soul. . . not to mention, a big-time foody, I am never short of a good appetite and am always hungry to play more TT and badminton.

    In this intriguing journey, I hope to get the balancing act right and attain equilibrium, and where is that particular point of equilibrium, I know not yet! Of late though, I've begun to wonder whether disequilibrium for me would bring with it greater benefits (as Schumpeter had indicated). . .

    Educational background

    M.A. Economics, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (2011-13) (Gold Medalist)

    B.A. Economics (Hons.), Christ University, Bangalore (2008-11) (Gold Medalist)

    Work Experience

    Interned at the Centre for Competition and Regulation, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore (April-May, 2015)

    Analyst at the Global Transfer Pricing Centre, Deloitte, Bangalore (June, 2013 - April, 2014)

    Interned at the Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore (May-June, 2012)

    Areas of Interest

    Two-Sided Markets, Competition/Antitrust Policy


    Krishnan and Raju, 'Detecting Cartelization in the Indian Cement Industry: Behavioural and Structural Methodologies', Econometric Applications in Management, National Publishing House, Vol. 1, November 2013, pp. 66-82


    'Merger Simulations: A Panacea or just a Useful Tool for India?' at the First National Conference of the Competition Commission of India on the Economics of Competition Law, Delhi (2016) (with Prof. T.S Somashekhar and Prof. Praveen Tripathi, NLSIU)

    'Examination of Exchange Rate - Trade Balance Linkages: The Indian Experience' at the 52nd Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society, IIM Kozhikode (2016) (with Ms. Anjali Rajan, IIM Calcutta)

    'The Holcim-Lafarge Unison: A PCAIDS Merger Simulation Analysis' at the 3rd Pan-IIM Conference, IIM Indore (2015) (with Prof. T.S Somashekhar and Prof. Praveen Tripathi, NLSIU)

    ‘Detecting Cartelization in the Indian Cement Industry: Behavioural and Structural Methodologies’, at the National Seminar on Economic Applications in Management, Central University of Rajasthan (2013) (with Prof. Raghavendra Raju, SSSIHL)

    ‘Price Wars and Market Concentration: An Experimental Study’ at the National Conference on Economic Challenges: Global and National Perspectives, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi (2012) (with Prof. Santhosh Kumar, Christ University)

    ‘Combating Inflation: An Atomistic Model for the Indian Economy’ at the South Asian Economics Students’ Meet (SAESM), Colombo, Sri-Lanka (2010)

    ‘Food Security in India - The Urgent Need for Agricultural Diversification’ at the 4th National Young Economist Competition, Christ University (2009)



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