Alain Naef is a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Teaching fellow in the Economics Faculty at the University of Cambridge where he completed a PhD on central bank intervention on the foreign exchange market. He has been a teaching assistant at the Economic History department of the London School of Economics and research associate at Judge Business School. He holds a Bachelor in History, an MBA (Geneva and Wharton) and an MSc in Economic History with distinction (LSE). He won the Hunt price for best LSE economic history dissertation, the Distinguished Teaching Fellow prize from the Economics Faculty in Cambridge and was awarded a prize by the Cambridge Society of Applied Research (CSAR) for his work on central bank intervention.
He held visiting positions at the Bank of France and Rutgers University. His research is currently funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and he has won various grants from the Bank of France, Santander, the Economic History Society and St Edmunds college.