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Janak Joshi

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PhD Candidate

ECON 2032
Curriculum vitae


Janak Joshi a Ph.D. student in economics at the University of New Mexico. He received his BA in mathematics and MA in economics with highest honors from Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2011). He also holds MA in economics from the University of New Mexico (2014). Primarily, his research interests lie in the area of environmental and natural resource economics with a specific focus on energy economics, water resources, and climate change. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D. dissertation in the area of energy, water and environment.

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Natural Resource Economics and Ecological Modeling
  • Energy Economics
  • Environmental Economics

Research Areas

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Energy Economics
  • Energy-Water-Environment Nexus and Sustainable Development
  • Non-Market Valuation
  • Public and Health Economics


"Valuing Farm Access to Irrigation in Nepal:  A Hedonic Pricing Model.
(with Mohammad Ali and Robert Berrens; Lead Author: Janak Joshi)
Agricultural Water Management 181 (2017) 35–46 (

Household preferences for cooking fuels and inter-fuel substitutions: Unlocking the modern fuels in the Nepalese household.” (with Alok Bohara; Lead Author: Janak Joshi), [Revise and Resubmit in Energy Policy].