Akshaya Jha

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University


H. John Heinz III College

Carnegie Mellon University

4800 Forbes Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 608-347-2102

Email: akshayaj@andrew.cmu.edu

Research Overview

My research examines the benefits and costs of economic and environmental policy pertaining to the transportation, storage, and combustion of fossil fuels both in the United States and India. My recent work calculates the health costs of local air pollution emitted by freight trains, the coal storage and handling process at power plants, as well as the combustion of coal. In related research, I quantify the cost of distortions in power plant operations due to economic and environmental policies such as output price regulation and the Clean Air Act.