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. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA.
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.