Dr. Rakesh Kumar is currently working at the capacity of Assistant professor in Department of Management Studies, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (University of Delhi), New Delhi. He holds M.A. (Economics) from Kurukshetra University, MBA (Finance) from MDU Rohtak and PhD (Finance) from FMS, University of Delhi. His doctoral research explores the risk and return trade off, and effect of diversification of risk, by utilizing Capital Asset Pricing Model and Mean-Variance model in Indian stock market. His area of research is volatility in stock market, risk-return relationship, impact of energy price on the developing stock markets, and spillovers of regional trade partnership on economic welfare of the people.
He has demonstrated research publications which explores the impact of trade relations on financial and trade integration while focusing the South Asia region, and impact of oil price in international market on the volatility of stock markets. He has published more than twenty research papers in top rated national and international journals in the field of International finance and economics. Some of the journals where his research papers are published are Vikalpa (IIM A Journal), Global Business Review, South Asian journal business studies, Journal of financial economic policy, Journal of International trade and economic development, and Singapore economic review. He has presented more than twenty papers in national and international conferences in India and abroad.