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, Climate and Development, 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