PhD Candidate in Financial History, University of Cambridge
Alain Naef is a PhD student in financial history at the University of Cambridge and a Teaching fellow in the economics department. He is pursuing a PhD on central bank intervention on the foreign exchange market. He has been teaching at the Economic History department of the London School of Economics and was a research associate at Judge Business School. He holds a bachelor in History, an MBA (Geneva and Wharton) and an MSc in Economic History (LSE). He won the Hunt price for best LSE economic history dissertation and was awarded a price by the Cambridge Society of Applied Research (CSAR) for his work on central bank intervention.
His research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and he has been awarded various grants from the Bank of France, Santander, the Economic History Society and St Edmunds college. His main research interest is to understand how central banks influence exchange rates.
Email address: an445[at]cam.ac.uk
Jul 08, 2016 23:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views
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