Nihar Shah

Nihar Shah

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Nihar Shah is a researcher at Jump Crypto, where he currently works on cryptocurrency questions around protocol and token design. He has also worked on Meta's Libra/Diem project in a similar capacity. Prior to his work in cryptocurrency, he worked on experimentation projects, particularly for Meta's advertising and payments platforms. Nihar graduated from Harvard in 2018 with a PhD in Economics.

Research Areas

  • Cryptocurrency
  • Experimentation
  • Fintech


  • Harvard University, PhD in Economics, 2018
  • Harvard University, AM in Economics, 2014
  • Harvard University, AM in Statistics, 2011
  • Harvard University, AB in Economics, 2011

Prior Experience

  • Researcher, Jump Crypto
  • Economist, Meta
  • Fellow, Data Science for Social Good Fellowship
  • Equity Derivatives Trader, D.E. Shaw

Awards & Distinctions

  • Harvard University Distinction in Teaching, 2009 - 2016

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2010

Selected Publications

  • Shah, Nihar (2022), "Doubly heterogeneous monetary spillovers," International Finance 25(2), 126-150.