Ratna Shrestha

Sessional Lecturer (Continuing)

I lecture 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.
[/accordions]

Winter 2021
No ECON course(s) were found for W2021 term.Winter 2021
No ECON course(s) were found for W2021 term.Winter 2021
No ECON course(s) were found for W2021 term.Winter 2021
No ECON course(s) were found for W2021 term.Winter 2021
No ECON course(s) were found for W2021 term.