Previous to his Lectureship in Economics at Hertford, Arhat held a Lectureship in Economics at St Peter’s College, and another in Management at Hertford College, while also holding a Teaching Fellowship at Saïd Business School. Concurrently with his role at Hertford, and additional to his post at Saïd Business School, Arhat also holds Lectureships in Economics at Brasenose and St Catherine’s Colleges.
Arhat serves as an Adjunct Member of the Economics Faculty at Hong Kong University, as well as being a Research Associate at the London School of Economics (LSE). Arhat is a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Prior to returning to Oxford in 2014, Arhat was a member of the Senior Management team at the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), working as an Assistant Director in their Department of Policy, Research and Risk; the BMA is the integrated regulator of Bermuda’s financial services industry. Previous to that, he held positions as an LSE Fellow in Economics, a Research Fellow in the Philosophy of Economics at the University of Bielefeld and a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at City University (London).
Arhat read PPE at The Queen’s College, Oxford, then did a MSc in Philosophy & Economics at the LSE. His intention thereafter was to pursue a PhD in Economics, but Arhat stayed at the LSE to read for a PhD in Philosophy instead having been seduced into wrestling important topics in the fields of mathematical & philosophical logic, and the philosophy of science.
For Hertford, Arhat will be teaching the Finals paper in Core Macroeconomics. For other Oxford colleges, Arhat teaches Prelims Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Core Microeconomics and Quantitative Economics. He also offers undergraduate Finals teaching in International Economics, Game Theory, Finance, and Accounting. Arhat is also involved in teaching Prelims Finance to Economics & Management students, and this is centrally administered through Saïd Business School.
Arhat’s graduate teaching is currently mostly for Saïd Business School, where he is principally involved in teaching MBA, MFE and E-MBA students. Subjects taught range across the Economics, Finance and Accounting disciplines. Arhat also set up, and delivers, the Applications of Game Theory elective at Saïd Business School.
Arhat’s current research interests include risk management, the interplay between (re)insurance and capital markets, the possibility of objectivity in financial reporting, and applications of game theory. Arhat is concerned to apply the kind of analytical rigour found in philosophical analysis to business school research.
(in progress) “Defending Objectivist Representationalism in Financial Reporting”
(in progress) “Is it in the Nature of Economics to Make a Leap?”