Akhilesh works as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute and Trinity College, Dublin.
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from IGIDR, India (2021) with a specialization in open-economy Macroeconomics. He has published his research in Empirical Economics, Review of World Economics, and has several working papers on his ongoing research. His research interests include Macroeconomics, International Finance, Applied Econometrics, Banking, and Political Economy. He has a wide-ranging work experience in research think-tanks and industry. Prior to this, he worked as an Economist at Standard Chartered Bank, PwC, Ministry of Finance, and National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India.