Ratna Shrestha

Sessional Lecturer

I am a Sessional Lecturer at the Vancouver School of Economics and Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (UBC). Before joining UBC, I was an Assistant Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. I did my PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

My main research interest is in Environmental/Resource Economics, Public Finance and Healthcare Policy. My first paper published in 1998 introduces citizens’ participation in pollution permit trading and demonstrates how this two-sided market can achieve efficient solution even under the regulatory uncertainty about the cost of pollution control. Since then this paper has generated many follow-up papers.

At UBC, I teach a graduate course (MBA/MHA) in Managerial Economics and many other undergraduate courses.

I am originally from Bandipur, a small hill-top town in Nepal. During my free time, I take part in various Nepali community related activities in greater Vancouver area and in the U.S.

PUBLICATIONS

Menus of Price-quantity Contracts for Inducing the Truth in Environmental Regulation.
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 83(May): 1-7, 2017.

Reforming Healthcare Insurance Policy in Nepal: A Self-Financing Model.
A Book Chapter, IUCN/CFFN, 2015.

An Alternative Algorithm for Identifying Free Riders based on a No-Free-Rider Nash Equilibrium.
(with Cheong, K. S.)
FinanzArchiv 63(2), 278-284, 2007.

Group Size, Heterogeneity and the Private Provision of Pure Public Goods.
(with Cheong, K. S.)
Seoul Journal of Economics 18(3), 249-259, 2005.

Contributions to International Public Goods and the Notion of Country Size.
(with James Feehan)
FinanzArchiv 59(4), 1-9, 2003.

A New Approach to Group Structure, Burden Sharing, and the Equilibrium Provision of Public Goods.
(with Martin C. McGuire)
International Tax and Public Finance 10(4), 341-356, 2003.

The Choice of Environmental Policy Instruments under Correlated Uncertainty.
Resource and Energy Economics 23(2), 175-185, 2001.

Uncertainty and the Choice of Policy Instruments: A Note On Baumol and Oates Propositions.
Environmental and Resource Economics 12(4), 497-505, 1998.
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Winter 2016

ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics Sections

Elements of theory and of Canadian policy and institutions concerning the economics of markets and market behaviour, prices and costs, exchange and trade, competition and monopoly, distribution of income.

Winter 2016

ECON102 Principles of Macroeconomics Sections

Elements of theory and of Canadian policy and institutions concerning the economics of growth and business cycles, national income accounting, interest and exchange rates, money and banking, the balance of trade.

Winter 2016

ECON310 Principles of Microeconomics Sections

The scope of this course is approximately the same as that of ECON101. The course is intended for upper-level students only. Credit will be given for only one of ECON 310 and ECON 101.

Winter 2016

ECON311 Principles of Macroeconomics Sections

The scope of this course is approximately the same as that of ECON 102. The course is intended for upper-level students only. Credit will be given for only one of ECON 311 and ECON 102.