Sahil is currently working on three interdisciplinary research projects:
Modern monetary policymaking: Examining how financial globalisation and the rise of market-based banking has produced new forms of state power in Britain and new possibilities for macroeconomic policymaking.
Financialisation of the firm: This project explores how non-financial company executives in the 1960s pioneered the use of financial markets as an engine for growth. They developed key techniques - high leverage, share-price maximisation and accounting manipulation - that later came to be associated with the shareholder value era.
The rise of New Public Management: This project explores the history of public sector reform in Britain and America and how techniques of systems analysis were taken from Cold War American military planners and redeployed to design, implement and evaluate public sector work, underpinning the rise of audit culture, outsourcing, internal markets and managed competition.