Research

Although formally trained as an environmental and development economist, my research frequently traverses into interdisciplinary territories. My core research interests lie in climatic and environmental shocks, ex-ante risk mitigation and ex-post coping strategies. Below is a preview of my past and current research:

Peer-reviewed research articles:

  1. Rayamajhee, V., & Joshi, A. (2018). Economic trade-offs between hydroelectricity production and environmental externalities: A case for local externality mitigation fund. Renewable Energy,129(A),237-244. [Link to Paper]
  2. Rayamajhee, V., & Bohara, A. (2018). Natural disaster damages and their link to coping strategy choices: Field survey findings from post- earthquake Nepal. Journal of International Development. [Link to Paper]
  3. Rayamajhee, V., & Bohara, A. (forthcoming).Do voluntary associations reduce hunger? An empirical exploration of the social capital- food security nexus among food impoverished households in western Nepal. Food Security. [Link to Preprint]
  4. van der Goes, D., Edwardson, N., Rayamajhee, V., Hollis,C.,& Hunter, D. (in press). An Iron Triangle ROI Model for Healthcare. ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research. [Link to Preprint]

Papers in submission/Working Papers:

  1. *“Social Capital, Trust, and Collective Action in Post-earthquake Nepal.” (Submitted to Journal)
  2. *“Natural Disasters, Ex-post Coping mechanisms, and Post-disaster Resilience: Evidence from 2015 earthquakes Nepal.” (In submission)

In preparation:

  1. *“Natural Disaster Shocks, Risk Perception, and Willingness to Pay for Weather-indexed Micro-insurance: a pre-post analysis.” (Data analysis in progress)
  2. “Ex-ante Perception of Climate Change Impact and the Choice of Mitigation Strategies: Evidence from a field survey in Nepal.” (Data analysis completed; with Khatiwada, Bohara, Guo)
  3. “Unbundling post-disaster aid package.” (in progress)

Upcoming work:

  1. “Governing wind-power with Consent: Ostrom meets Buchanan.” (with Jamal Mamkhezri)
  2. “Coping Collectively: A test of Consumption Insurance Hypothesis.” (with Mohammad Ali)
  3. “Social entrepreneurship and natural disasters: The Dhurmus Suntali Project.” (with V. H. Storr, A.K. Bohara)
  4. “Resilience Thinking in development economics: A clash of traditions.”

Note: * indicates dissertation chapters.