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Jayant Rao - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Jayant Rao Jayant Rao

Lecturer of Economics | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Jayant Rao is a Ph.D. in Economics Candidate with a concentration in International Money & Finance from Claremont Graduate University, California. he is passionate about yoga, meditation, hiking and visiting places of historic significance.

He is trained in Macroeconomic Research and Analysis, and Financial Assets Analysis, with research interests in Cryptocurrencies, Portfolio Management, Asset Pricing, Empirical Finance and understanding Macroeconomic Variables and their impact on the Economy. His current focus is on analyzing different financial aspects of Cryptocurrencies such as the time evolution in comovements between major cryptocurrencies and detecting unstable periods, if cryptocurrencies can be used in an active portfolio management setting.

Education (4)

Claremont Graduate University: Ph.D. expected 12/20, Economics

Claremont Graduate University: M.A., Economics 2017

N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research: PGDBM (MBA), Finance 2013

University of Mumbai: Bachelor of Commerce 2008


Areas of Expertise (3)

Empirical Macroeconomics and Finance

Portfolio Management


Affiliations (2)

  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Wetern Economic Association International (WEAI)

Languages (3)

  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • English

Event Appearances (2)

94th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI)

San Francisco, CA  2019

27th Annual Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX  2019

Courses (1)

Introductory Statistics

ECON 2300