Dr. Akhil Rao
Assistant Professor of Economics
Akhil Rao is an environmental economist, focusing on the economics of orbit use and computational methods. He is currently developing models that integrate satellite industry economics with orbital mechanics, which will enable better debris environment forecasts and more comprehensive policy assessments. He teaches courses in statistics and environmental economics at Middlebury College. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Symposium Highlight: Engineering a Launch
Originally aired: March 24, 2021