Danial Ali Akbari

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics


  • Macroeconomics, Endogenous Growth Theory, Heterogeneous Agent Models, Human Capital Accumulation, Effects of Automation, Returns to Education, Inequality


I am a doctoral candidate affiliated with Department of Economics and Knut Wicksell Center for Financial Studies and Center for Economic Demography at Lund University. My research focuses on microfoundations and subsequent macro-consequences of sudden changes in economic variables such as income, wealth and house prices interpreted as financial or real crises or groundbreaking innovations. My area of interest hence broadly encompasses macroeconomics and growth theory with special interest towards questions regarding stability, balanced growth paths and inequality. Particularly, I study rate of capital accumulation - physical versus human - and how they relate to rates of labor displacement and reinstatement as consequences of automation and new task creation respectively. 


My teaching duties have included assistance in macroeconomics and international economics, lecturer in mathematical methods for economics, course designer and lecturer in introduction to MATLAB, course director, designer and lecturer in matematical methods - dynamic optimization.