Nihar Shah

Nihar Shah

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Nihar is an economist at Facebook, where he currently works on financial and macroeconomic questions around the cryptocurrency Libra. He has also worked on experimentation projects, particularly for Facebook's advertising and payments platforms. Nihar has previously worked as an equity derivatives trader at D.E. Shaw, a hedge fund, and has served as fellow for the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship.

Harvard University, PhD in Economics, 2018
Harvard University, AM in Economics, 2014
Harvard University, AM in Statistics, 2014
Harvard University, AB in Economics, 2011
Economist, Facebook
Fellow, Data Science for Social Good Fellowship
Equity Derivatives Trader, D.E. Shaw
Financial stability
Monetary policy
Awards & Distinctions

Harvard University Distinction in Teaching, 2009 - 2016

Phi Beta Kappa, 2010