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. I study human responses to natural hazards and other covariate shocks. I use a range of empirical tools to study issues related to climate change, disasters, and environmental externalities, among others. My research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Institutional Economics, Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, Disasters, Natural Hazards, Journal of International Development, Food Security, and Renewable Energy.
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.
Research Interests: Disasters; Climate adaptation; Institutions