Akash is a doctoral candidate in Accounting and Management at HBS and is on the academic job market for 2016-17. Akash's research focuses on understanding the role of firm-level information, both structured and unstructured, in the mechanisms through which (1) investors exercise control over managers and (2) make investment decisions. In that regard his research spans topics in financial accounting, empirical asset pricing, and corporate governance.
Before coming to HBS, Akash spent three years working as an equity analyst with Merrill Lynch, and IIFL Capital in Mumbai, India. Akash completed a Bachelors (with honors) in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India, following which he completed his MBA at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, where he was awarded the Directors Gold medal for graduating at the top of his class.