Lavan Mahadeva
Senior Research Fellow

Lavan Mahadeva is the Senior Research Fellow heading up macroeconomic research at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies concerned with the interaction of energy markets with the macroeconomy and international finance. He will work on issues such as how high energy prices affect demand in consuming countries, what constitutes good macroeconomic policy in energy exporting countries and how global financial market conditions affect energy prices.

Prior to joining the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Lavan Mahadeva was a Bank of England economist for 16 years. He began by modelling and forecasting the UK economy. He then joined the Bank’s Centre for Central Banking Studies and worked with other central banks in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America in constructing their monetary policy strategies. His remit was to develop models to guide policy in challenging environments. He was an adviser to the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee from 2005-2006 and he spent 2007-2009 with the Central Bank of Colombia as Adviser to the Governor. Just before coming to the Institute, he worked on cross-sectional systemic risk and international finance.

Lavan has published on the transmission mechanism of monetary policy, monetary policy frameworks and interbank contagion. He co-produced an award winning book on Monetary Policy Frameworks in a Global Context.

Lavan has a BA from Trinity College, Cambridge, an MSc at University of Warwick and a PhD from the European University Institute.


Lavan’s publications can be found on his personal
webpage.


Publications


Price Reform in Kuwait’s Electricity and Water Sector – Assessing the Net Benefits in the Presence of Congestion

Published: 2nd April 2014 | By: , Lavan Mahadeva

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Categories / Electricity & Nuclear, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Oil & Middle East Programme, Papers, Working Papers

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The Sectoral Effects of Exchange Rate Fluctuations – A Case Study of Colombia

Published: 23rd December 2013 | By:

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Categories / Country and Regional Studies, Energy Economics, Finance, Oil & Middle East Programme, Papers

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The Oxford Approach – Operationalizing the UNFCCC Principle of ‘Respective Capabilities’

Published: 25th February 2013 | By: , Lavan Mahadeva

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Categories / Energy and the Environment, Working Papers

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OPEC – What Difference has it Made?

Published: 23rd January 2013 | By: , Lavan Mahadeva

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Categories / Energy Policy, Oil, Oil & Middle East Programme, Papers, Working Papers

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Financialization in Oil Markets – lessons for policy

Published: 4th December 2012 | By: , Lavan Mahadeva

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Categories / Energy Comments, Energy Comments, Energy Economics, Finance, Oil, Oil & Middle East Programme

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Assessing the Financialization Hypothesis

Published: 4th December 2012 | By: , Lavan Mahadeva

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Categories / Finance, Oil, Oil & Middle East Programme, Papers, Working Papers

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Optimal fiscal policy in the face of oil windfalls and other known unknowns

Published: 11th June 2012 | By:

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Categories / Country and Regional Studies, Energy Policy, Publications, Working Papers

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The Role of Speculation in Oil Markets: What Have We Learned So Far?

Published: 30th March 2012 | By: , Lavan Mahadeva, Lutz Kilian

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