Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS
Akash Deep is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy specializing in finance at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His expertise lies in public-private partnerships, infrastructure finance and valuation, financial risk management and derivatives, and the management and regulation of financial institutions, financial markets, and pension funds. He serves as faculty chair of the Infrastructure in a Market Economy and the International Finance Corporation executive programs, and has served as faculty chair of the Indian Administrative Service executive program at Harvard University.
Professor Deep has provided advice on bank restructuring, infrastructure financing, capital markets reform and pension funds to various governments and private firms around the world, and his work has been cited in journals and publications such as the Financial Times and the Boston Globe. He has worked in the financial institutions and infrastructure section of the Bank for International Settlements, and served as consultant and expert for the World Bank, the United Nations, the International Finance Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the US Federal Highway Administration, and the Latin-American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee.
At Harvard, Professor Deep teaches courses in financial investments, risk management and infrastructure finance in the degree and executive programs. He has also led executive programs at the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, National University of Singapore, Booz & Co, KPMG, and Goldman Sachs, amongst others.
Certified Financial Risk Manager by the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Akash Deep holds a PhD in economics and MA in operations research from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.