Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Akshar Saxena
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences
Dr Akshar Saxena is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University. His research interests are in applied economics and econometrics with a focus on health, demography, and behavioral economics. His research covers economics of aging, health sector reform, and fiscal policies pertaining to pensions and retirement. He has been a consultant to the World Bank and USAID and has previously worked for Ministry of Health in Singapore.

ScD, Harvard University, 2018
MPP, National University of Singapore, 2008
BSocSci(Hons), National University of Singapore, 2006
Health economics;
Economics of aging;
Non-communicable diseases and obesity;
Applied econometrics;
Impact evaluation;
Health sector reform and comparative health care systems
Pensions and retirement.
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Courses Taught
Health Economics
Development Economics
Public Economics
Supervision of PhD Students
Aatishya Mohanty
Ma Zhuorou