I am an assistant professor of economics in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and a faculty fellow at the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise at North Dakota State University. My research uses interdisciplinary approaches to understand issues that lie at the intersection between natural and human systems. I am particularly interested in human responses to natural shocks in vulnerable communities and regions. I use a range of empirical tools to study issues related to climate change, natural disasters, environmental externalities, and food security, among others. My research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Food Security, Renewable Energy, Journal of International Development, and Clinicoeconomics and Outcomes Research.
Originally from Nepal, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Mathematics and Business management) and an Associate’s degree in Philosophy, both from Bryn Athyn College, Pennsylvania. I received my Master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of New Mexico. I was an Adam Smith Fellow at the Mercatus Center (George Mason University) for AYs 2017/18 and 2018/19.
Research Interests: Economics of Disasters and Climate Change; Social Capital; Food Security, Collective Action; New Institutional Economics