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Jayash Paudel, Ph.D.

Jayash Paudel

Assistant Professor, Economics
jayashpaudel@boisestate.edu • (208) 426-1158 • Mail Stop: 1620
Office Number: MBEB 3239

Dr. Jayash Paudel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Boise State University. His primary research interests are in the fields of Environmental and Development Economics. Dr. Paudel is currently working on several projects, including agricultural adaptation to climate change and water quality issues in the US, the economic impact of earthquakes and wildfires, environmental repercussions of agricultural inputs, and evaluation of policies aimed at enhancing food security and household welfare. His research provides information on the empirical estimation of environmental damages and offers policy implications applicable to both developing and developed countries.

Dr. Paudel previously worked for Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the World Bank Group. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental and Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Colorado College. He enjoys working with students and collaborators across diverse settings. For more information, please visit Jayash Paudel’s website.

Education

Ph.D., Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2019
M.S., Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016
B.A., Mathematical Economics, Colorado College, 2010

Teaching Areas

Microeconomic Theory, Environmental Economics, Econometrics

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Economics (Climate Change, Water, Natural Disasters, Wildfires, Earthquakes, Environmental Regulation, Hedonic Valuation) and Development Economics (Education, Labor, Agriculture, Demography)

Featured Publications

Paudel, Jayash, and Hanbyul Ryu. “Natural Disasters and Human Capital: The Case of Nepal’s Earthquake.” World Development 111 (2018): 1-12.

Paudel, Jayash. “Community-managed Forests, Household Fuelwood Use and Food Consumption.” Ecological Economics 147 (2018): 62-73.

Paudel, Jayash, and Pedro de Araujo. “Demographic Responses to a Political Transformation: Evidence of Women’s Empowerment from Nepal.” Journal of Comparative Economics 45, no. 2 (2017): 325-343.

Agarwal, Smriti, Pedro de Araujo, and Jayash Paudel. “HIV-related Knowledge and Risky Sexual Behavior in sub-Saharan Africa.” Oxford Development Studies 41, no. 2 (2013): 173-189.

Paudel, Jayash, and Judy Laux. “A Behavioral Approach To Stock Pricing.” Journal of Applied Business Research 26, no. 3 (2010): 99-106.

Awards/Accomplishments

CAM Fellow, NAREA Career Advancement and Mentoring Program, 2019-2020
Carolyn Harper Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2018-2019
Best Poster Award, 16th Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Meeting, 2016
Jerome V. Bruni Research Award, Colorado College, 2009-2010
Van Skilling Award, Colorado College, 2008-2009